• Bob Babbitt, Co-Founder of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Kathy Kinane Co-Founder of the O’side Turkey Trot

    October 21, 2016

    Richard and Joe welcomed two special guests this week.

    Their first guest was Kathy Kinane, President of Kinane Events, Inc., and co-founder for the Pacific Marine Credit Union Oceanside Turkey Trot.

    Photo of Move Your Feet Before You Eat Co-Founder Kathy KinaneKathy Kinane has been marketing, managing and participating in running races, triathlons, bike tours, sports tournaments for over 30 years, and she was honored in February 2015 by RunningUSA.com as a 2015 Trailblazer. Kinane Events has put on 190 events in the last two decades. Richard and Kathy co-founded The Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation that puts on the 5k and other races held in downtown Oceanside on Thanksgiving morning. Celebrating its 11th year the Oceanside Turkey Trot is now the 8th largest Turkey Trot in the country and the 2nd Largest in California! The event benefits Oceanside schools and local charities.

    osideturkeytrot_logo-webDowntown Oceanside celebrates the 11th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day with the return of PMCU as the title sponsor, and an added senior fitness event the day before.

    The event benefits 60+ nonprofits annually, and has put Oceanside on the map nationally as a place for active families to live, work, and play, according to race director, Kathy Kinane of Kinane Events. Runner’s World Magazine named the event a “Top Trot” in the country for the past two years. This national recognition has helped attract participants from 46 states and 460 cities.

    Their second guest wasBob Babbitt, co-founder of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

    bob-babbittBob Babbitt co-founded Competitor Magazine back in 1987. Over the next two decades he helped to expand the reach of Competitor Magazine to 11 regions around the country and grew the monthly circulation of the publication to 500,000. More importantly, he and the Competitor brand helped to grow the popularity of the sports of running, triathlon, cycling, mountain biking and obstacle course racing. During that time he also created Competitor Radio, The Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala and The Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series. All of these properties helped to expand the reach of the Competitor brand. At its peak, the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series showcased 13 events across the country and over 27,000 participants.

    In 2008, Competitor Magazine, Competitor Radio, the Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala and the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series were sold to Falconhead Capital and became part of the Competitor Group, now called CGI. Babbitt stayed on with CGI after the initial sale. At CGI, Babbitt was instrumental in the creation of the Training Day Video Series. This series followed star endurance athletes as they prepared for major events and was showcased on YouTube.

    On August 15, 2014, Babbitt launched the Babbitt Media Group, which includes babbittville.com and the Babbittville YouTube Channel. Babbittville Radio proved to be a worthy successor to Competitor Radio. In less than two months it became the number one show on iTunes for amateur sports, and has now had more than 875,000 downloads.

    Babbitt is also the co-founder of The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which has raised more than $70 million dollars in its first 22 years to provide the adaptive equipment disabled athletes need to stay in the game of life through sport. On October 21st-23rd, the 23rd Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) is an event unlike any other in the world. Two hundred physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends meet in La Jolla, CA to complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country, all in support of Team CAF.

    It was through the SDTC the late Robin Williams exhibited his tremendous love and support for the CAF. An avid cyclist, Williams attended many of the SDTC events. Currently, his children are auctioning his impressive collection of bikes for the benefit of the CAF. The auction is being hosted on Paddle8.com from October 13th – 25th. Conan O’Brien explains the auction and its importance in this short video.

    Listen to a podcast of Kathy Kinane and Bob Babbitt’s interviews!
    Listen to a podcast of Kathy Kinane’s interview!
    Listen to a podcast of Bob Babbitt’s interview!

  • 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
  • Year End Planning Guide for 2011

    December 12, 2011
    “While you prepare to close the books on 2011, you should take a moment to consider your investment and tax planning. The inevitable debates in the upcoming election year surrounding the economy and national debt will likely lead to changes in tax policy. In the meantime, there is opportunity for individuals to take advantage of ... Read more