• Reducing and Re-Imagining Food Waste –An Expert Panel Sponsored by The Berry Good Food Foundation

    August 26, 2016

    berry-good-food-foundation-225Joe and guest host Michelle Lerach of the Berry Good Food Foundation to interviewed guest from the Re-imagining Food Waste: Future Thought Leaders panel discussion. The event was held on August 23 and sponsored by the Berry Good Food Foundation and feature guest with backgrounds in health, feeding those less fortunate, reducing food waste and community service.

    food-wasteYlfa Muindi is an educator with 1to1 Movement’s Away and Stacked mobile classrooms. She is also a puppeteer, and avid bird watcher newly arrived from Chicago. Ylfa has served as an educator and guest faculty at institutions including Luther College, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Chicago Park District. When she isn’t teaching youth about how they can help our communities become more sustainable, she’s building life-size animal puppets out of trash (of which the giant squid is her personal favorite).

    Jennifer Gilmore has been working in hunger relief for more than a decade. Gilmore joined Feeding America San Diego (FASD) as the Director of Operations and the organization’s second employee in 2007. Jennifer served five years as the organization’s Executive Director. Under her leadership, FASD, whose services reach 460,000 food insecure individuals each year, expanded emergency food distribution by 600% and grew philanthropic revenue from $1.2 million to $5.4 million annually. Jennifer is Executive director of Kitchen’s for Good and a Board Member of the San Diego Hunger Coalition.

    Maria Hesse is a personal chef, designer, and writer in San Diego. After working for small and large scale restaurants for over 10 years, Maria became a personal chef to gain a greater understanding of the challenges we face with our current food system. Observing food waste in restaurants and people’s homes has given her insight into ways that we can effectively reduce food waste in both commercial and personal kitchens. Maria regularly gives personal cooking lessons and demonstrations, sharing tips for healthier eating, and creative ways to prepare vegetables–especially those that seem challenging and often go to waste. She is a co-author of The Intentionalist Cooks!, and a freelance writer for Edible San Diego.

    Heather Dane is a health Coach and 21st-century medicine woman. She combines ancient wisdom from her Native American lineage with holistic health and nutrition training to offer the cutting edge prescriptive remedies for your health. She has co-authored two books with Louise Hay: Loving Yourself to Great Health and The Bone Broth Secret: A Culinary Adventure in Health, Beauty, and Longevity. Heather also has two health and nutrition radio shows: Loving Yourself to Great Health on Hay House Radio, and the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation Show.

    Allie Tarantino is a dispatcher at Specialty Produce. Specialty Produce is a wholesale produce distributor that works with over 800 accounts all over San Diego County. Specialty Produce has partnered with the San Diego Food Bank to create Waste Not San Diego. They provide participating restaurants with boxes and trays to be filled with surplus prepared foods and then pick up the donations when they make a produce delivery. They bring the donations back to Specialty Produce warehouse where it’s picked up by one of their nonprofit partners.

    Kevin G. Davis is principal at GreenCore Capital and a clean technology investor and pioneer. Kevin brings to GreenCore Capital a lifelong passion for building companies around sustainable systems and renewable resources. He is focused on sustainable service and transportation businesses across industries and serves as an active advisor to the chief executives of portfolio companies Envision Solar and Noble Environmental Technologies. Before his clean tech career, Kevin spent several years active in government and politics, including time on Capitol Hill with Congressman Bilbray and serving deputy finance director roles for campaigns of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the presidential campaigns of Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney. He has been supporting the enterprising ideas of elected officials and candidates ever since.

    Noel Stehly is co-owner of Stehly Farms Organics, Stehly Farms Market, and Stehly Ranch. He is a 3rd generation CA farmer, and 2nd gen. San Diegan. Noel is also the former President of the San Diego Farm Bureau.

    Chris Young is the founder of Closing the Loop SD Closing the Loop provides an integrated, zero waste recycling solution to homes and businesses. This includes food waste, recycling, and cooking oil. From this, we produce animal feed, energy, and raw materials for manufacturing.

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  • Motivational Speakers at The Secret Knock

    March 7, 2012
    Richard Muscio presented at The Secret Knock event hosted by best-selling author (“Three Feet From Gold”) and motivational speaker Greg S. Reid (www.alwaysgood.com). Among other notable motivational speakers were Mark Anthony Bates, Dave Stanley, and the inimitable Les Brown, with over 200 in attendance. Richard spoke about how, from his experience with vision loss in 2001, ... Read more
  • GOP Dan McAllister Criticizes DeMaio 401K Plan; One is Already in Place

    February 28, 2012
    On January 29th, Richard and Joe interviewed Dan McAllister, San Diego County’s Treasurer. (audio here) Maureen Cavanaugh from KPBS interviewed Dan McAllister on February 20th, and she explored some of the same controversial financial themes we did on our show. For the transcript of Ms. Cavanaugh’s interview, click here. We found this excerpt interesting: CAVANAUGH: I’d like ... Read more
  • Make Sure Your Business is Braced for Success – Guest Rich Gaines

    February 25, 2012
    Sponsor and tax attorney Rich Gaines discusses the 3 pillars of Family Wealth: business prosperity, mastery of self, and financial health. Making Sure Your Business is Braced for Success was the subject of his interactive and experiencial workshop. For more information on workshops, please visit www.FamilyLegacyLegal.com or call 760.931.9923. Listen to the Rich Gaines interview by clicking ... Read more
  • UBS’s Andy Blocker Interviews with Richard Muscio on KFMB

    February 23, 2012
    Richard interviewed Andy Blocker on Sunday, February 26th. Mr. Blocker is the Managing Director at UBS in its US Office of Public Policy. Blocker’s previous employer was the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where he was Vice President of Government Relations. Blocker has worked for Congressman Martin Frost (F-TX), the Senate Budget Committee, and the ... Read more
  • Greg Kyte Offers His Comedic Opinion to the CPA Horizons 2025 report

    February 18, 2012
    Greg Kyte’s monthly look at the current issues and trends in the accounting profession pokes fun at the AICPA’s CPA Horizons 2025 report. Filmed live at the inaugural IC Opportunities event hosted by Jody Padar in Chicago. Read more
  • Richard and Joe Interviewed Victor DeNoble

    February 16, 2012
    On Sunday, February 19th, Richard interviewed Victor DeNoble, the famous whistleblower that took down Phillip Morris. Immediately following our broadcast, Victor was on C-SPAN. Click here to watch the video. The following excerpt from a Yakima Herald news article sums up Dr. DeNoble’s experience. ‘Philip Morris, the makers of Marlboro cigarettes, hired DeNoble in 1980 to ... Read more
  • Barrett Weighs in on the CPA Horizons 2025 Debate

    February 13, 2012
    The CPA Horizons 2025 report has sparked debate among accounting bloggers. It started here, and was picked up by Ron Baker at the Versage Institute. A young CPA named Barrett weighed in with a unique perspective. His comments are below. Barrett I hesitate to speak, given the level of IC already present in the comments here. So ... Read more
  • Sunday’s Guest is Chris Yanov from RealityChangers.org

    February 10, 2012
    In keeping with Richard’s philosposhy of transcending wealth into meaning, he will be interviewing Chris Yanov from RealityChangers.org. Reality Changers was one of 2 grantees this year by San Diego Social Venture Partners. Listen to a podcast of Chris Yanov’s interview! Read more
  • Mark Koziel and Richard Muscio Find Common Ground

    January 21, 2012
    Mark Koziel and I (Richard Muscio) have had an ongoing series of opinion pieces stemming from my reaction to the CPA Horizons 2025 report. My initial article is here. Mark’s reaction is here. I’m happy to report that Mark and I had a great conversation on Thursday, wherein we reached 3 interesting conclusions: First, while the CPA ... Read more
  • CPA Horizons 2025 – A Very Small Box

    December 19, 2011
    I just finished reading the recent report titled CPA Horizons 2025 which was put forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to describe both the current state as well as the future of the CPA profession. Please allow me a couple of minutes to stretch my 6’2” frame, because to be able to read ... Read more