• Dr. Richard Lederer and James Erskine

    August 27, 2014

    Richard and Joe matched words the original “verbivore,” Dr. Richard Lederer and film director, James Erskine.

    James Erskine and The La Costa Film Festival

    James Erskine directed a documentary that will be featured at the La Costa Film Festival, Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. To date he has directed 27 films, and he has had a role in producing and writing many more. This is the second annual La Costa Film Festival, and the lineup includes over 30 films including features, documentaries, shorts and work from local filmmakers. It runs from September 18th to 21st, and films will be shown in Carlsbad at La Costa, Cinépolis, and the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium.

    Puns and Twisted Words with Dr. Richard Lederer

    Monsters Unchained Book Cover image Born and raised in west Philadelphia, Richard Lederer graduated from Haverford College with an English degree. Next, he started studying at Harvard Law School, but quickly changed majors to earn an MA in Teaching from Harvard instead. He realized that much like his college chemistry books, he was more interested in the literary value of case law than its impact on the legal system.

    Now residing in San Diego, he is the co-founder and host of A Way With Words on KPBS Public Radio, and has a syndicated column, Lederer on Language, which appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including the San Diego Union-Tribune. Dr. Lederer has been honored as Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner and International Punster of the Year. He has published more than 40 books, and “Monsters Unchained” is his most recent contribution to American literature.

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  • Law and Community Involvement with Jeffrey Krinsk

    August 21, 2014
    Richard and Joe interviewed Jeffrey Krinsk, co-founder of the national plaintiff’s class action ligation law firm Finkelstein and Krinsk, LLP. Mr. Krinsk obtained his BA from William Smith College and then went onto Boston University of Law to receive his J.D. Shortly after his law career began, he moved to San Diego as a staff ... Read more
  • Comedy with The Improv’s Budd Friedman and Burgers with Scott Slater

    August 14, 2014
    Richard and Joe interviewed Budd Friedman the founder, original proprietor and emcee of the Improvisation Comedy Club casually know as The Improv and Scott Slater, the innovator and passionate restaurateur behind the famous Slater’s 50/50 burger, and Budd Friedman Mr. Friedman was the founder and original proprietor of The Improv Comedy Club. The Improv celebrated its ... Read more
  • Weight Loss with Biggest Loser Winner Mike Messina

    August 9, 2014
    Mike Messina from the Biggest Loser talked. Mike Messina was the winner of the Biggest Loser’s at home prize (13th season). Since his win, he has started Messina Lifestyle. His personal description for this business is “concierge transformation business focusing on nutrition, fitness and behavior modification. In addition to being the proprietor of his own ... Read more
  • Samoan Noni Juice, Fred Siaosi and Two Harbors Trading

    August 2, 2014
    Fred Siaosi is president and co-founder of Two Harbors Trading, a Carlsbad-based company that supplies businesses around the world with exotic fruits. They are well-known for their noni juice which comes from the morinda citrifolia fruit found in the South Pacific. The Samoan noni fruit is an exotic superfruit used in traditional Polynesian medicine. This ... Read more
  • North Park’s Future with Patrick Edwards

    July 23, 2014
    W. Patrick Edwards, owner of Antique Refinishers Inc. and the American School of French Marquetry Inc., joined the show this Saturday to discuss the 30-year plan to revitalize the San Diego North Park neighborhood with Richard and Joe. Mr. Edwards opened his shop in North Park in the late 1960s when he was college student ... Read more
  • Blending Music and Comedy with Dick Smothers

    July 17, 2014
    The show welcomed Dick Smothers, the string bass half of the musical and comedic force known as the Smothers Brothers. The Smothers Brothers became household names with their famous TV variety show, “The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour” that air in the 1960s. Its satire played well with the younger disillusioned generation of the time, but ... Read more
  • Retired Army Colonel and Public Servant Lawrence Wilkerson

    July 9, 2014
    Richard and Joe welcomed retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson. His military career began in 1966 as a OH-6A Cayuse observation helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Then, he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees (2) from the Naval War College in Rhode Island. It was his position as assistant to Colin Powell from the ... Read more
  • Ventana Venture Capital and Hand-Crafted Beer

    July 2, 2014
    Hosts Richard Muscio and Joe Vecchio welcomed Tom Gephart, founder and Managing Partner of VENTANA, and Bruce Taub, President of The Fat Cat Beer Company, LLC. Mr. Gephart founded his well-known venture capital company in 1984. Today VENTANA has funded over 100 companies with more than $3 billion in 20 different countries. VENTANA invests ... Read more
  • The Maritime Museum of San Diego and the San Salvador Project

    June 26, 2014
    San Diego Maritime Experts Discuss Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his ship the San Salvador on Podcast Joe Vecchio welcomed Dr. Ray Ashley, Executive Director and Curator of Ships for the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and Dave MacVean, Founding Principal of Collins MacVean, LLC. Dr. Ashley grew up in San Diego and earned his undergraduate ... Read more
  • The 5th Annual Berry Good Night

    June 20, 2014
    Saturday the show was broadcasted live from the 5th annual Berry Good Night. This event is brought together by the top minds in local and sustainable food, creating a unique environment for networking, storytelling and celebration. Hosts, William & Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, will welcome their guests and several of San Diego’s most prominent chefs to ... Read more