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March 18, 2017 - By the time we get to the presidential election in 2020, what would it be like if we were in the middle of a new financial crisis while we were coping with the fear engendered by serious cyber terrorist attacks? Steve interviews Jim Mosquera, author of 2020, a political thriller. Then, Steve as a real estate attorney and a real estate investor talks about the trend away from having brick and mortar offices and what it will mean to businesses, Realtors, office rent and the price of parking.
March 11, 2017 - There are as many life stories as there are people on the planet and some are way harder than others. Steve learns about one of those lives, talking with Marlene Mogavero about who she is now and how she got there.
February 25, 2017 - Steve starts out with some amazing developments in the field of science because routine 3D printing of human body parts may not be far away. Then, Steve talks with Ilyce Glink, an expert in money, about how financial stress interferes with work performance, how employers may be able to help, and how employees may be able to help themselves. Finally, Steve offers an update on the overheated housing market and what to expect next.
February 18, 2017 - The medical diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has long been viewed as bad news of a lifelong struggle. That is wrong. ADHD is a characteristic that can be a valuable tool for advancing in life. Rather than being unfocused, scattered, unreliable or disorganized, it turns out that many have reached the heights of success, not in spite of their ADHD, but because of it. Steve interviews Dale Archer, M.D., a psychiatrist and author of The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength.
February 11, 2017 - The expression "low-hanging fruit" means a thing or person that can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort. It is not unusual to hear from people who might advise a new entrepreneur that reaching for those low hanging easy-to-get goals would be a good way to get started or even to live. Steve does not agree, and neither does Mark Rampolla, founder of ZICO Coconut Water, and author of High-Hanging Fruit: Build Something Great by Going Where No One Else Will.
February 4, 2017 - First, Carrie Fisher was regarded as a "Key Human" in efforts to build on the Star Wars investment and so when she died the Walt Disney Company was glad they had 50 Million Dollars in life insurance on her. But does Disney really get all that money? Then, Kurt Vonnegut said "Machines are to practically everybody what white men were to Indians". Steve interviews Robert Colvile, author of The Great Acceleration: How The World is Getting Faster, Faster. Finally, Vera Rubin died on Christmas Day. She made some of the greatest contributions to the professional lives of women in America, but at what cost?
January 28, 2017 - In 1946 former and future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave two separate speeches, one in Switzerland and one in Missouri. Although they were attacked and denounced at the time, those words created the political architecture for the geostrategic world in which we live today. Steve interviews Lord Alan Watson, author of Churchill's Legacy: Two Speeches To Save The World.
January 21, 2017 - Steve starts out talking about yesterday's inauguration, how we got from President Obama to President Trump, what we should expect from any president, including President Trump. Then, Steve, a practicing attorney, talks about law school, how to pass the bar, and why some bad lawyers make great judges.
January 14, 2017 - The stock market has set new record highs in the last few years. Unemployment statistics continue to go down. The United States is now at or near "full employment". But a closer look at economic data explains why those facts are misleading and why the work participation rate, especially the male work rate, continues to decline and is now reaching Depression-era levels. Steve interviews Nicholas Eberstadt, author of Men Without Work: America's Invisible Crisis.
January 7, 2017 - Steve starts out talking about hate speech, how much he hates it, and how important it is to tolerate it. Then, religion gives us a moral grounding and a sense of identity by connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. It also makes us happier, healthier and more giving. But the fast growing number of unaffiliated Americans who check "none of the above" when asked about their faith raises the question as to what is lost (or gained?) with this exodus from organized religion. Steve interviews Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. Finally, Steve, a real estate attorney and real estate investor, tells the story of a tenant stuck in a very bad lease who wants to get out.
December 17, 2016 - Big Data knows where you are, where you have been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you will buy, where you will be the victim of crime and when you will have a heart attack. But as well as Big Data knows us, we do not know Big Data very well at all. Steve interviews Timandra Harkness, author of Big Data: Does Size Matter?
December 10, 2016 - Every week, in four counties, across four American states there are over 200 cases of opiate overdose. This is not a sudden outbreak, in fact, this problem has been around since the mid 1990s when the opiate pain medication OxyContin became the catalyst that hooked millions of Americans on heroin, a cheap and powerful form of the drug produced in Mexico independent of the drug cartels. Steve interviews Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
December 3, 2016 - Back on July 23, 2011 Steve interviewed noted Economist Gary Shilling, author of the landmark 2010 book The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation. Now, Steve talks again with Gary Shilling, whose predictions turned out to be very accurate, about what comes next for investments and the economy in light of recent political surprises.
November 19, 2016 - Despite the fact that Americans spend more time and money in search of happiness than any other nation on earth, research shows that the United States is one of the least contented, most anxious countries in the developed world. Steve interviews Ruth Whippman, author of America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks. On the subject of happiness, the presidential election was a week and a half ago and a lot of people are thrilled and a lot of people are downright scared. Steve and Ruth go on to talk about what should be going on for both groups.
November 12, 2016 - Of course, Steve has some thoughts on the presidential election and shares them during the course of this discussion: The legacy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is still under discussion today. Most people believe that President Roosevelt not only led the United States through World War II but also saved the country from ruin in the Great Depression. But others argue that Roosevelt’s policies failed completely and that we suffer today from his mistakes. Steve interviews one such person, Burton Folsom, author of New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America.
November 5, 2016 - Steve starts with a story that begins with firing his secretary but it doesn't end the way he expected. Then, High density city development is all the rage around the world. Taller buildings, smaller units, more people in less space, all within walking distance of work, play and sleep. But that may not be what's best or what people want after all. Steve interviews Joel Kotkin, author of The Human City: Urbanization for the Rest of Us. Finally, Steve talks about how to not only keep your job but how to excel and succeed in today’s tough workplace.
October 22, 2016 - Steve thinks the mortgage mess of the Great Recession was just a symptom of a larger and worse problem and so interviews David Smick, author of The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy to find out how bad it could get and what we need to do individually to protect ourselves.
October 15, 2016 - From the domestication of the chicken nearly ten thousand years ago to its current status as our favorite meat, the history of this seemingly commonplace bird is anything but ordinary. Steve interviews Emelyn Rude, author of Tastes Like Chicken: A History of America’s Favorite Bird. Then, from his perspective as a real estate attorney and real estate investor, Steve offers an update on real estate, home ownership and what to expect next year.
October 1, 2016 - Steve, a true believer in Disney Parks worldwide, talks with Kirsten Komoroske of the Walt Disney Company about, well what else, the Disney Theme Parks, their history and how best to enjoy them.
August 20, 2016 - From negotiating with loved ones over what to have for dinner to life and death hostage negotiations, the skills needed are similar. Steve interviews Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on it.
August 13, 2016 - What’s wrong with kids today? Steve talks with Leonard Sax, M.D., PhD., author of The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups.
July 30, 2016 - Steve interviews Dayna Martin, the mother of four children who have never been to school, an advocate for non-traditional way to raise children, and the author of Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun
July 16, 2016 - The Beatles, the most popular, influential and important band of all time, have been the subject of countless books, biographies, photography and commentary, but nothing has been devoted to the long and winding road of the cascade of lawsuits that engulfed them from their earliest days to now. Steve interviews Stan Soocher, author of Baby, You’re A Rich Man: Suing the Beatles For Fun & Profit.
July 9, 2016 - The best parents are the ones that make themselves increasingly unnecessary. Many parents who only mean well and only want to help may be able to benefit their children more by getting out of the way. Steve interviews Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
June 4, 2016 - First, Steve interviews John Canemaker of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Then, Steve was not a very good student when he was in school and shares his view as to why "C" students sometimes do way better in life than they did in school.
May 7, 2016 - Steven talks Tesla and other automotive interests with the guys from Daily Turismo Radio.
April 23, 2016 - Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. The drug war has different motives than what we have been told by leadership and the press. Steve interviews Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.
April 9, 2016 - First, Steve shares some thoughts from Warren Buffet on the State of the Union. Then, Citizen trust in an effective and responsive Congress is essential to democracy. But Congress has the lowest approval rating in decades and it’s hard to find many citizens who do actually like or trust Congress. Steve talks with Brad Fitch, CEO and President of the Congressional Management Foundation. Finally, Steve talks about the resurgence of House Flipping and how much money you can make and lose doing that.
March 26, 2016 - Since the beginning of our country, drinking and taverns have been as much a part of American life as churches and preachers, or elections and politics. The interesting truth, untaught in most schools and unacknowledged in most written history, is that a glass of beer, a bottle of rum, a keg of hard cider, a flask of whiskey, or even a dry martini was often the silent, powerful third party to many decisions that shaped the American story from the seventeenth century to the present. Steve interviews Susan Cheever, author of Drinking in America: Our Secret History.
March 12, 2016 - First, Steve talks politics, what works, what does not work and how we might choose to look at our current government. Next, it would be nice to be able to tell when someone is lying to your face, so Steve interviews Doctor Joan Bachenko, author of Automatic Detection of Verbal Deception. Finally, Steve, a real estate attorney and real estate investor, talks about real estate loans and what to think about when you are seeking one.
March 5, 2016 - Leading technology writer Ashlee Vance spent more than 50 hours in exclusive conversation with Elon Musk, the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves through American business and industry. Steve interviews Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.
February 27, 2016 - Steve interviews George Green, author of Out of the Spotlight, a compendium of over forty interviews with famous, successful people who enjoy their lives as they move from one spotlight to another.
February 20, 2016 - The main purposes for the financial systems of the world are to manage other people's money and to provide money for entrepreneurs who want to innovate and provide products and services. Instead, today we have giant financial companies (too big to fail) whose main purpose seems to be to use complex algorithms to find weaknesses in other algorithms to make money for a few without producing anything good for society. And those few people seem to be in control of the White House and the Congress, no matter which party is in control. Steve talks with John Kay, author of Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance.
February 6, 2016 - Starting at about the end of World War II in 1945, more and more people began to acquire things. Lower prices and easy availability put more and more products within reach of consumers. Technology generated more goodies, tools and toys for people to buy. But recent studies show that things do not provide the satisfaction that experiences can provide. Worse, all those things and the debt and responsibility associated with them seem to cause stress, upset and exhaustion. Steve talks with James Wallman, author of Stuffocation: Why We've Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever.
January 30, 2016 - Technology driven economic growth was fantastic in America in the early part of the 20th century, and the middle class was created and nurtured as a result. Steve talks about why today's technology growth isn't doing anything like that. Then, the Presidential campaign has been in high gear for nearly a year now, but we still have no votes cast for anyone. That will change two days from now as the Silly Season of politics ends. Steve talks about all of the candidates, and that includes Donald Trump.
January 23, 2016 - Doing a good job of assessing risk in financial choices, health decisions and in raising children can make life safer, easier and happier. But it's harder than it looks. Steve interviews Greg Ip, author of Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe.
January 16, 2016 - Steve, a practicing Southern California lawyer for 38 years, talks about how the legal system has changed during that time and where it’s headed now. Then, Steve talks about the awful week in the stock market.
January 9, 2016 - The best parents are the ones that make themselves increasingly unnecessary. Because many parents, who only want to help, make their children perpetually dependent without intending to do so, Steve interviews Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success.
December 26, 2015 - The stock market has taken back all of its 2015 gains and then some. To find out whether investors should be nervous, very nervous or downright panicking, Steve welcomes Certified Financial Planner Phil Albitz back to the show to discuss the volatile investing climate, risk management and lots of money issues, including stocks, bonds, inflation, deflation, gold, advance planning and financial freedom. Then, Steve, a real estate lawyer, talks about what landlords might consider when allowing or prohibiting marijuana to be cultivated, sold or even smoked on their property. Finally, Steve talks about the former homeowners who lost their home to a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy since 2008 and are now reappearing to buy again.
December 19, 2015 - Many people climb the ladder of success only to discover too late that their ladder has been leaning against the wrong building the whole time. Others do work well and happily for many years and then find they are no longer satisfied by that work. Tom Allen III was a practicing attorney in Redondo Beach California for 30 years. Having had great success in that field, and having thoroughly enjoyed it, Tom then decided to move beyond success to significance. So, Tom moved from Southern California to Rwanda in Africa. Steve and Tom talk about that journey and what it can mean to each of us.
December 12, 2015 - First, Steve talks about the times in United States history when we have seen nativism, xenophobia and fear of others. We have survived it before and Steve thinks we will survive it again. Then, because we are all getting older every day, Steve talks with Jane Long, an expert in senior assisted living, independent living, home care and the many choices that face us in caring for our parents and perhaps ourselves.
December 5, 2015 - First, Steve says Donald Trump won’t be the Republican party nominee and explains why Corporate Media refuses to see it. Then, Steve interviews Stefanie Elkin, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, about a most unusual relationship.
November 21, 2015 - After the American Revolution in 1776 the individual colonies that had banded together to win freedom from the British thought they would go their separate ways. It took thirteen years for the thirteen colonies to become one country and to agree to the Constitution of the United States of America by which we live today. Steve interviews Professor Joseph Ellis, author of The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789.
November 14, 2015 - Marijuana is rapidly becoming legal for recreational use in more and more states in our country. In coming weeks, Steve will talk to a strong proponent of marijuana legalization. Today, he interviews Ed Gogek, M.D, author of Marijuana Debunked: A Handbook for Parents, Pundits, and Politicians who want to know the case against legalization.
October 17, 2015 - Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Three days later a young girl smashed her miniature Autopia Car into a curb and her parents sued Disneyland. The Happiest Place on Earth has had lots of tumbles, attraction mishaps, ticket scams, attacks by security guards and costumed characters, disability disputes and employees who turned on their employer. Sometimes, Disneyland changed its operations openly, sometimes secretly, and sometimes Disneyland stood its ground. Steve interviews David Koenig, author of The People v. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic.
October 3, 2015 - Alexander Hamilton appears, for now, on the ten dollar bill. Many Americans do not know much more than that about him and that's a shame because the America in which we live today would not be anything like it is, but for Alexander Hamilton. Steve interviews Michael E. Newton, author of Alexander Hamilton, The Formative Years.
September 19, 2015 - Whether suicide is an offense toward God or an important personal right, it is certainly popular. It is the tenth leading cause of death worldwide with nearly a million suicides just last year. Steve talks with Derek Humphry, author of, "Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying."
September 5, 2015 - New research in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and education outcomes, including higher productivity and lower levels of stress. Steve interviews Michelle Gielan, author of Broadcasting Happiness.
August 22, 2015 - For the middle class to recover and for jobs to return, the United States of America will not actually be helped by either the government or big business. Small businesses, which create most of the good jobs in our country already, will be the engine of real job creation, job satisfaction and true American progress. Steve interviews Peter Liebhold, Chair of the Division of Work and Industry and Co-Curator of the American Enterprise exhibit at Smithsonian Institutions in Washington D.C.
August 15, 2015 - Survivor is one of the first, most successful and best reality shows on television. Contestants are called upon to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the title of Sole Survivor and $1,000,000. A fantastic social experiment, Survivor calls upon social, emotional, spiritual, strategic, tactical as well as physical and mental skills to win. Steve, a fan of Survivor on CBS Television, interviews Jenn Brown, a contestant that made it to the merge last season.
July 18, 2015 - Steve, a Disney Park aficionado, honors Disneyland's 60th Birthday Anniversary. Then, Parents are faced with more challenges every year in choosing how to approach their children's use of the internet. Steve talks with Rod Da Silva, founder of www.webcurfew.com about restrictions, curfews, homework distractions, social networking, gaming, concerns about inappropriate content and solutions to those problems.
July 11, 2015 - In memorable past interviews with Howard Schatz, Steve learned what led a successful practicing physician to leave medicine to become a successful professional photographer. Now, after 25 years creating provocative, playful, inspirational, shocking and energetic images, Howard returns to talk about his new retrospective, Schatz Images: 25 Years.
June 27, 2015 - First, Steve tells the unusual story of Sam Brannan from 1840s California and warns how his story can save investors today from losing their shirts. Then, a majority of men, women and children in the United States now struggle with being overweight or obese. Steve talks with Shannon Hammer, author of The Positive Portions Food & Fitness Journal, who lost 100 pounds and has kept it off for 12 years. So far so good.
June 20, 2015 - For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful country, not just militarily, but economically and politically. The widespread international turmoil we see on the nightly news leads some to wonder what the place of our country is in the future of the world and whether we have better or worse days ahead. Steve interviews Professor Joseph S. Nye, author of Is The American Century Over?
June 13, 2015 - Looking for work? Millions of Americans who have been out of work long term face exceptional problems in reconnecting with their careers as their skills wane and they feel increasingly isolated, in part because some employers discriminate based on the length of their unemployment. Steve interviews Joseph Carbone, President and CEO of The Workplace which developed Platform To Employment. Then, as a Real Estate Lawyer and Real Estate Investor Steve talks about the good, bad and dangerous of Reverse Mortages.
May 16, 2015 - In 1987 3% of American children were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Now that number is 11%. That may mean better diagnosis or it may mean a lot of false positive diagnoses. Either way, children as young as 3 years old are being prescribed drugs to help with symptoms. Steve talks with Dr. Marilyn Wedge, author of A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic.
May 9, 2015 - After what seemed like a bad dream, our country has awakened in conditions where the economy has recovered for some but not others. Steve interviews Jim Mosquera, author of Escaping Oz, Navigating the Crisis.
April 18, 2015 - A few weeks ago Steve talked about why the marriage rates of the 1950s were gone for good. After getting a strong email response, Steve looked into it more. Steve interviews June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, Co-Authors of Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family.
April 4, 2015 - Steve tells the story of Professor Terry and The Lady In Brown. Then, regaining his shattered composure, Steve responds to an email from a listener with a risky real estate proposition.
March 21, 2015 - Steve visits his 91 year old Uncle Manny in Fresno, CA and learns a lot.
March 14, 2015 - On May 22, 1856, on the floor of the United States Congress, Representative Preston Brooks attacked Senator Charles Sumner with his walking cane in retaliation for a speech given by Senator Sumner two days earlier, beating Sumner into unconsciousness. That breakdown of reasoned discourse into violence marked a turning point that led four years later to the American Civil War. Steve interviews Stephen Puleo, author of Author: The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War.
February 28, 2015 - Because we do not have official royalty in the United States of America we have created unofficial royalty in the form of entertainers. But another form of celebrity in our society has also included some politicians. No politician in the country is more of a celebrity than a President of the United States. Steve interviews journalist Kenneth T. Walsh, author of Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom.
February 21, 2015 - Steve talks about what to watch for in the upcoming presidential campaign. Then, from his perspective as a real estate attorney and a real estate investor, Steve talks about one of the craziest real estate booms in history, and it’s going on right now.
January 31, 2015 - Alzeheimer's Disease accounts for about 70% of the cases of dementia and that number seems to be growing. There may actually be things a person can do to reduce the chances they will end up with Alzeheimer's. Steve talks with Vincent Fortanasce, M.D., author of The ANTI-Alzheimer's Prescription: The Science-Proven Prevention Plan to Start at Any Age.
January 17, 2015 - Politicians and commentators preach about breaking gridlock in Washington to boost the economy and create good jobs but that is NOT the problem or the solution. Steve talks with 'The Curious Capitalist' and the Assistant Managing Editor of Time Magazine in charge of economics and business, Rana Foroohar.
January 3, 2015 - Most would agree that the campaign and election process in the United States could use improvement. Steve interviews Donna McAleer who just completed a campaign for the United States Congress in Utah's 1st District. Donna did not win and she will tell Steve why.
December 20, 2014 - Steve shares his views as to how to set and achieve great life goals and make the biggest and smallest life decisions while reducing the chances of making disappointing mistakes. Then, Steve welcomes Dr. Wendy Walsh back to the program to talk with one Mom about the challenges presented by her two children, ages 3 and 6. Finally, Steve offers legal and practical advice to Realtors as to what their clients, real buyers and sellers, are actually looking for in a Realtor.
December 13, 2014 - The government tells us the economy is getting better with jobs being added and economic growth on track. Fewer people than ever feel that way. The disparity between rich and poor, creation of low-paying no-future jobs, the crushing of the middle class and large companies whose stock goes up every time there are layoffs call some to ask if Capitalism is or ever was the right answer. Steve interviews Gary Wolfram, Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College and author of A Capitalist Manifesto: Understanding the Market Economy and Defending Liberty.
December 6, 2014 - Steve interviews five time United States Congressman, Professor of Law and Economics, and former Supreme Court Law Clerk/Attorney Tom Campbell about Obamacare's upcoming second challenge in the United States Supreme Court, what the recent health challenges of 82 year old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may mean, and about what a Grand Jury is really supposed to be.
November 22, 2014 - Despite volumes of scientific research on depression, including cross-cultural studies, new neuroscience and new pharmaceuticals, the number of depressed people is growing. More people are chronically medicated for depression than ever before. Steve interviews Jonathan Rottenberg, author of The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic.
November 15, 2014 - Do you love food? Steve certainly does. Steve interviews Baylen Linnekin, Executive Director of The Keep Food Legal Foundation about growing role of government in banning foods, overregulating food, telling us what food we can eat and generally interfering with one more aspect of individual freedom in the name of protecting the people.
November 8, 2014 - Steve talks about this week's elections and what they might really mean with journalist and political analyst John Avlon, author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. Then, Steve shares his own thoughts on what needs to happen to solve the greatest single problem afflicting our government today. Finally, Steve talks with Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor of Time Magazine and author of The President's Club, Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity.
November 1, 2014 - Many people seek shortcuts to prosperity. Sometimes that's smart and sometimes it's not. Steve talks with Mark Hopkins, author of Shortcut to Prosperity, about ten entrepreneurial habits and Mr. Hopkins' suggested roadmap for an exceptional career.
October 25, 2014 - We are all aware of the Silicon Valley Billionaires. Some people dream that one good idea, one invention or one innovation, if it is grand enough, would change lives, starting with their own. Steve talks with Ken Tencer, author of Cause a Disturbance, who says that if you can slice a melon or make a right-hand turn you can be a breakthrough innovator.
October 11, 2014 - Harley Rotbart, author of No Regrets Parenting, talks with Steve about the accomplishments of his father, a Holocaust Survivor, and how being raised by that man charted the course of his life, influenced him as a parent and formed him as a Pediatrician and Medical School Professor. Then, Steve offers his latest Real Estate Update as a real estate attorney and real estate investor.
October 4, 2014 - Steve interviews Jim Mosquera, author of Escaping Oz, Protecting Your Wealth During the Financial Crisis. They discuss the impact the coming end of Quantitative Easing and what it means to individual stock investors, borrowers, consumers and people who are worried about their employment future.
September 27, 2014 - Stock market investing is not for the faint hearted these days. Steve interviews Certified Financial Planner Phil Albitz about the volatile investing climate, risk management and lots of money issues, including stocks, bonds, inflation, deflation, gold, advance planning and financial freedom. Then, Steve responds to an email from a 50 year old listener who wants to go to law school and then practice law.
September 20, 2014 - Steve visits with Greg Gibbs on parenting, real estate and life.
August 30, 2014 - When Kate was thirty-three years old, a married Mom whose daughters Rachel and Stephanie were 18 months and 3 years old respectively, she suffered a massive stroke, paralyzing her from head to toe. Today, Kate's left arm remains paralyzed, walking is still a major effort and stroke-resultant depression is a frequent visitor. Steve interviews Kate Adamson, author of Paralyzed but not Powerless, about her excruciatingly slow and courageous journey from despair to hope, then to recovery and finally to truly making a difference in the lives of many others.
August 23, 2014 - As a young, ambitious rabbi at one of New York's largest synagogues, Charles Sherman had high expectations for what his future would hold—a happy and healthy family, professional success, and recognition. Then, early one morning in 1986, everything changed. His son Eyal spiked a fever and was soon in serious respiratory distress. Doctors discovered a lesion on the four-year-old's brain stem. Following high-risk surgery, Eyal suffered a stroke. Rabbi Sherman and his wife later learned that their son would never walk, talk, feed himself, or breathe on his own again—yet his mind was entirely intact. He was still the curious, intelligent boy they had always known. Steve interviews Rabbi Charles S. Sherman, author of The Broken and The Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak.
August 16, 2014 - Back in May Steve did a three-part series on money. Not how to invest millions, but what to consider if you have a job, perhaps a good job, but the money never seems to stretch far enough and you feel like you are on an unpleasant money treadmill where you never get anywhere. For some personal stories and further insight on that same subject Steve talks with Marcia Manchester and Charla Aylsworth, authors of The Joy of Skinny on Finances: Simple Formula to Wealth and Peace of Mind. Then, Steve puts on his hat as a Real Estate Attorney and Real Estate Investor to talk about managing a property where you have tenants.
August 9, 2014 - America is becoming a nation of increasingly sharply divided classes. The rise of Silicon Valley and the influence of technology combined with the collapse of the Media in doing their job of government oversight, and the paralysis of the government itself are creating a new class order, mostly at the expense of the middle class. As usual, Steve wants to figure out what individuals can do in their own lives to respond, so he interviews Joel Kotkin, author of The New Class Conflict.
August 2, 2014 - The Supreme Courts of California and of the United States interpret laws and make rulings that change our lives for better and sometimes for worse. A practicing attorney in Southern California, Steve talks about how the legal system is supposed to work and how it sometimes works instead.
July 26, 2014 - Steve, with his daughter-in-law Cyndy Spierer as his guest-host, interviews Meg Meeker, M.D., author of Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men.
July 19, 2014 - Steve talks with child development & behavior specialist and all around Parent, Betsy Brown Braun, author of 'Just Tell Me What To Say,' and 'You're Not The Boss of Me'.
July 12, 2014 - Many people are diagnosed, some mis-diagnosed, with Crohn's Disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. These conditions have no known cause, no cure and no approved or clearly effective treatment. Yet millions suffer and struggle. Steve interviews Andrea Hoot, an Enteroviral Researcher, and discusses practical approaches for individuals to take when consulting their own physicians to increase the chances of getting relief. Then, as the real estate attorney he is, Steve talks about lawsuits over business and money and real estate between family members, how they happen, how to avoid them and what NOT to do when the dispute starts.
June 28, 2014 - When we are aware of it, stress is a feeling of strain, pressure and upset. Certain types of stress are desirable, beneficial, and even healthy. Good stress helps improve athletic performance and can help generate motivation, adaptation, and appropriate responses to events in our daily lives. But too much stress and stress that is improperly handled leads to problems. Steve interviews Linda Blair, author of The Key to Calm: Your Path to Mindfulness – and Beyond.
June 14, 2014 - Tesla Motors has invented, built and marketed the first truly practical all-electric car with a battery range of more than 270 miles. Steve bought a Tesla and cannot stop driving it, thinking about it and talking about it. To allow himself to keep talking about it, Steve interviews Nick Howe, who has written a guide to owning and operating a Tesla Model S sedan. Then, Steve puts on his Real Estate Lawyer and Real Estate Investor hat to talk about the current state of Real Estate.
June 7, 2014 - In today's conclusion of Steve's three part series on money, Steve talks about personal financial freedom. You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your hard-earned paychecks never seem to take you as far as you think they should and you feel like you are fighting a losing battle. The middle class in America is being damaged, perhaps destroyed, and there are a lot of reasons beyond our control that are causing it. But instead of talking about that, Steve talks about what is actually within our control as individuals, and the choices we can make to reduce the chances of having to struggle with money issues all our lives. Then Steve talks about mediation as an alternative to lawsuits.
May 31, 2014 - In today's second part of a three part series, Steve talks about personal financial freedom. You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your hard-earned paychecks never seem to take you as far as you think they should and you feel like you are fighting a losing battle. The middle class in America is being damaged, perhaps destroyed, and there are a lot of reasons beyond our control that are causing it. But instead of talking about that, Steve talks about what is actually within our control as individuals, and the choices we can make to reduce the chances of having to struggle with money issues all our lives. Next week: Part Three.
May 17, 2014 - You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your hard-earned paychecks never seem to take you as far as you think they should and you feel like you are fighting a losing battle. The middle class in America is being damaged, perhaps destroyed, and there are a lot of reasons beyond our control that are causing it. But instead of talking about that, Steve talks about what is actually within our control as individuals, and the choices we can make to reduce the chances of having to struggle with money issues all our lives, in the first of a multi-part series on personal financial freedom.
April 26, 2014 - As tens of millions of baby boomers approach their sixth and seventh decade, questions of aging, ambition, adjustment, coping, loss and victory in survival are raised. Steve interviews Professor Lynne Segal, author of Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Aging.
April 19, 2014 - As a parent, imagine for a moment what it would be like for your teenage child to have the need to submit to brain surgery. Imagine further what it would be like to be that teenager, having to participate in deciding what to do. Steve interviews Bryn Stroyke and his daughter Cailin Stroyke who was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy requiring a most invasive and risky brain surgery. Then, Steve offers a Real Estate Update on Squatters; People that take over your house when you’re not there. It's easier to get rid of termites than it is to get rid of a squatter.
April 12, 2014 - Every American President since George Washington has spoken of the "White House Bubble" and the difficulty of staying in touch with the citizens of the United States outside the echo chamber of the Washington Beltway. Steve interviews Kenneth T. Walsh, author of Prisoners of the White House, The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership.
April 5, 2014 - Boys are falling behind in today's education system with fewer young men graduating high school and enrolling in college every year. Steve interviews Pam Withers and Cynthia Gill authors of Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life.
March 29, 2014 - Six year old first-grader Jesse Lewis died when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Steve learns a story of love and survival as he interviews Jesse's Mom, Scarlett Lewis, author of Nurturing Healing Love, a Mother's Journey of Hope and Forgiveness.
March 22, 2014 - Money can't buy happiness but if you are spending it right maybe you can get more emotional bang for your hard-earned bucks. Steve interviews Michael Norton, Co-Author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.
March 15, 2014 - First, Steve has a comment on last week's show. Then, none of us are getting out of here alive! So, Steve thinks it's a good idea to have some sort of plan, a structure for clear communication and ongoing care coordination for end of life illness. Steve interviews Carol Levine, director of the United Hospital Fund's Families and Health Care Project, and author of Planning for Long Term Care For Dummies to discuss Hospice and other end of life support. Finally, Steve explains why Argentina is a great example of how NOT to run the United States.
March 8, 2014 - George Washington communicated a vision for what he wanted the United States of America to be. It is both easier because of technology, and harder for a lot of reasons, for any president to do that today. Steve interviews Tevi Troy, author of What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House.
March 1, 2014 - Every parent wants to be the very best Mom or Dad they can but babies and toddlers don't come with instruction books. Steve interviews nationally renowned pediatrician Harvey Karp, M.D., author of The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years AND The Happiest Baby on the Block AND The Happiest Toddler on the Block. Then, Steve talks about borrowing money from friends and doing business with friends.
February 22, 2014 - Steve talks with Ron Werft, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cottage Health System, about philanthropy and how Americans decide to donate significant money to non-profits involved in health care, education, social services, and the arts in a manner that is almost unique to American culture.
February 15, 2014 - First, Steve had a client in his law office and he's just got to tell us about it. Then, Steve discusses ingenuity as a method to American economic recovery with Gary Shapiro, author of Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses. Then, as a real estate investor, Steve offers a real estate update.
February 8, 2014 - Steve, a certified Disney nut, interviews Disney historian Jim Korkis, author of The Book of Mouse: A Celebration of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
February 1, 2014 - Steve responds to a listener email from a Mom who misses her children's retired pediatrician and just can't find a new one she likes. Then, Steve interviews Licensed Professional Counselor Joshua Emery about how people can make marriage and parenting work while balancing the challenges of children, careers and extended family.
January 25, 2014 - Steve's grandmother always said "If you have your health you have everything". Steve interviews Scott Carstens, M.D., a physician at Scripps Clinic, about all sorts of health issues, fads, false claims and how to avoid and respond to health challenges. Then, Steve tells us some things we might not know about the State of the Union address coming up this coming Tuesday.
January 18, 2014 - As the cost of electricity continues to increase and we keep using more and more of it with all our gadgets, Steve interviews Dustin Cady of Solar City to find out what's legitimate and what's not in the tricky world of putting solar panels on your house. Then, Steve answers a listener's email asking how to invest $70,000 in buying and renting out a house and have it make sense.
January 11, 2014 - Last year Steve learned what led a successful practicing physician to leave medicine to become a successful professional photographer as he interviewed Howard Schatz. Now, Howard returns to talk about his new book, Caught in the Act, Actors Acting.
January 4, 2014 - Last year, Steve interviewed Lauri Burns, author of Punished for Purpose. Lauri is a former prostitute and former homeless drug addict who, with help, saved herself and then dedicated her life to rescuing those left behind. Lauri returns to talk with Steve about her non-profit program to provide teens who are aging out of the foster care system with the resources and support of an intact family, in order to open the opportunity for a successful transition to adulthood.
December 28, 2013 - Steve starts by commenting on choices we can make to get relief from personal money problems and maybe, just maybe, achieve economic comfort in today's new economy. Next, the power and prosperity of Golden State has been tarnished of late, so Steve interviews Brian C. Anderson, author of The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How To Recapture It. Then, Steve dons his real estate attorney/investor hat to talk about things your real estate agent wishes you already knew.
December 21, 2013 - Dwight David Eisenhower led the United States and the Allied Forces to victory in World War II and went on to be a more highly effective two-term President of the United States than many realize. Steve interviews Professor Jean Edward Smith, Author of Eisenhower: In War and Peace.
December 14, 2013 - At the age of six, Michael Schofield's daughter Jani was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia that her doctors had ever seen. Jani was hallucinating 95% of the time that she was awake and had over 200 imaginary friends. But some of these were not happy friends. Some would tell her to jump out of buildings, to scream at strangers and to hurt her baby brother. Steve interviews Michael Schofield, author of January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her.
December 7, 2013 - In a normal lifetime we are all required to live with losses of all sorts. Steve explores how one person is navigating grief and finding hope under extraordinary conditions as he interviews Jill Kraft Thompson, author of Finding Jill: How I Rebuilt My Life after Losing the Five People I Loved Most.
November 23, 2013 - The Ahmanson Foundation has funded one billion dollars and approximately five hundred grants per year with a focus on education, cultural institutions, humanities, health and human services. Steve talks with William H. Ahmanson, President of The Ahmanson Foundation, about charitable giving, the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative, how philanthropy has changed and what it means in our individual lives.
November 16, 2013 - Steve's and his daughter, the Mom of Steve's grandson, Melanie Archer, welcome child psychologist Dr. Mel Lewin to discuss challenges of raising children in today's world.
November 9, 2013 - Shark Tank on ABC-TV is one of Steve's favorite business shows, so he interviews R Dub, host of Sunday Night Slow Jams, a love song and special dedication show heard on more than 60 radio stations around the country, about his recent experience swimming in the Shark Tank.
October 26, 2013 - During our lifetimes most of us will make an unexpected trip to a hospital emergency room, perhaps with our lives in danger. Steve talks with Leon Artzner, M.D., a Southern California Emergency Department physician, about how you know whether to go, how to get the best care and the changes coming to medical care in the next few years.
October 19, 2013 - In 1966, listening to the radio, Steve caught the bug to become a talk show host from one on-air personality. Steve interviews Los Angeles radio icon Sweet Dick Whittington about all things radio.
October 5, 2013 - The gap between the rich and everyone else keeps getting bigger, inflation threatens to make that worse, and unemployment stubbornly stays in the mid-sevens while the government is shut down and ObamaCare rolls out. To get a handle on all that, Steve interviews Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist newsmagazine and author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World.
September 28, 2013 - Steve leads off with his latest Real Estate Update, talking about how to buy or sell a house in the current weird but recovering market. Then, Steve spent last week in New Orleans and discovered that not everything you hear on the news is true about Hurricane Katrina, levies, water and all the politics attached to it. To illustrate the point, Steve interviews Mike Marino, an expert on all things New Orleans. Finally, President Obama has proposed cutting law school from 3 years to 2 years. Since Steve already thinks that about half of the attorneys representing clients should not be attorneys for either competence or ethical reasons, he has a few thoughts on that.
September 21, 2013 - Decades ago Albert Einstein said, "It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." Steve interviews Dr. Larry Rosen, author of iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology And Overcoming Its Hold On Us.
September 14, 2013 - One of the greatest opportunities challenging America today is curing the decay of our public education system. Steve interviews Dr. Irella Perez, Board Member of the Whittier City School District and Principal of Bennett-Kew Elementary School in Inglewood California.
September 7, 2013 - First Steve has three stories to tell from this week at the office. Then, with one grandchild celebrating his one-year birthday and two more grandchildren on the way, Steve interviews Blythe Lipman, Author of Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions.
August 31, 2013 - Nepal is a country in between India and China that a lot of people who have never climbed Mount Everest have never thought much about. Steve interviews Stephanie Waisler Rubin about the democratic republic of Nepal and about the Unatti Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, shelter and education for the multitude of orphaned and underprivileged children of Nepal.
August 24, 2013 - Some say that instead of broadening the horizon of our younger generation, cyberculture is turning Americans into a society of know-nothings and low information voters. Steve interviews Mark Bauerlein, author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30). Then, as a real estate attorney and real estate investor, Steve gets specific about whether owning a house now is even a good idea, and how you can tell if you are personally ready to buy one.
August 17, 2013 - Steve interviews Peter Funt, author of Cautiously Optimistic: Essays Across the American Landscape, a book about media, consumers, life, taxes, education, government, holiday spirit and the human condition.
August 10, 2013 - First, Steve has some advice for people in business who are trying to make more money. Then, Steve wants to know whether the economy is really recovering so he interviews Steve Hochberg, chief market analyst at Elliott Wave International.
August 3, 2013 - One of the greatest common denominators in today's culture is loneliness. Steve interviews Troy Pummill, author of The Mirror Effect: More Than Soul Mates; 6 Steps to Finding Your Magical Match Using Online Dating.
July 27, 2013 - The Kiplinger Letter is a business and economic forecasting periodical for people in management that Steve's Dad started reading in the 1950s. Steve has been relying on it himself since 1977 for forecasts for management decision making on every business subject. Steve interviews Knight Kiplinger, the third generation Kiplinger to serve as editor in chief.
June 29, 2013 - Most would agree that the campaign and election process in the United States could use improvement. Steve interviews Donna McAleer and Bill Bloomfield, both of whom ran for high public office in two different states last year.
June 22, 2013 - As a Real Estate Attorney, Steve is seeing more unhappy clients who have taken out a Reverse Mortgage than ever before, so he talks about where it is a very good or a very bad idea to have one. But first, Steve interviews Chief Archivist Emeritus of The Walt Disney Archives Dave Smith, author of Disney Trivia From the Vault.
June 15, 2013 - Lauri Burns, author of Punished for Purpose, is a former prostitute and homeless drug addict who, with help, saved herself and then dedicated her life to rescuing those left behind.
October 6, 2012 - First, Steve responds to a listener email about the show Steve did a few weeks ago with Jeff Hiatt, the Orange Oil Termite man who built a 50 Million Dollar business and then lost it. Then, although everyone has a bad day here and there, many people suffer from debilitating chronic depression. Throughout history, depression has had many names and many treatments but in recent years chemistry has offered new alternatives. Steve wants to find out the cause, cures, lies and truths about depression, so heinterviews Clark Lawlor, author of From Melancholia to Prozac, A History of Depression.
September 29, 2012 - Steve thinks that young girls learn much of what to expect from men in their teen and adult lives from how their fathers treat them when they are girls. So, Steve, with his daughter Melanie Archer as his guest-host, interviews Meg Meeker, M.D., author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, and of The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers.
September 22, 2012 - Steve responds to an email from a listener who just inherited $100,000 and wants to know how to invest it. Then, Steve interviews David Zetland, author of, 'The End of Abundance.' Is climate change real and man made, and if so what can sensibly be done about it? Finally, Steve talks about what contributes to making some children more successful than others and explores whether you are more likely to raise successful kids if you are a child-driving tiger Mom or Dad, or more of a free-range parent.
September 8, 2012 - Looking for work? So are a lot of people. To discover what needs to be done to accelerate job creation Steve interviews Joseph Carbone, President and CEO of The Workplace which developed Platform To Employment. Then, Steve interviews Certified Financial Planner Phil Albitz about the current investing climate, risk management and lots of money issues, including stocks, bonds, inflation, deflation, gold, advance planning and financial freedom.
September 1, 2012 - Steve responds to an email from a listener who want to learn how to think. Next, Steve puts his real estate lawyer hat on and talks about the current state of the real estate market. Finally, though it's so unlike Steve to discuss sexual confusion, peculiar self image and social stigmas, that's what he is doing as he interviews Mary Beth Menna and Adrienne Hertler about their new Los Angeles play Clutch, a modern dark comedy addressing significant female issues.
August 18, 2012 - With a stunningly successful radio advertising campaign, Jeff Hiatt introduced those of us on the West Coast to a different way to kill termites using orange oil instead of the deadly fumigant Vikane. Jeff rose to the highest heights of success before falling victim to many of the challenges that face entrepreneurs today. Steve invites Jeff to tell a story that is simultaneously inspirational and cautionary for people working toward the American dream of starting and running a business enterprise.
August 4, 2012 - Some experts say the economy and the jobs market are on the slow mend while others insist we are headed downslope to double-dip recession. Steve wants to know so he interviews Robert Prechter, author of Conquer The Crash. Then, Steve talks about risk assessment and risk management as the keys to successful investment, better relationships, and a happier life.
July 28, 2012 - Once any President of the United States is out of office he becomes a member of the world's most exclusive club whose members are far more important and influential that we generally know. Steve interviews Time Magazine's Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, discussing the private relationships, backroom deals, secret alliances and fierce rivalries described in Nancy and Michael's new book, The Presidents Club, Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.
July 21, 2012 - Steve interviews Peter Funt, producer of Candid Camera about television, film the evolution of show business and the human condition. Then, where does madness end and genius begin? Five poets are hell-bent on finding out. Steve interviews actresses Lauren Dunagan and Josephine Keefe about their current play, The Psychic Life of Savages, which opens July 31, 2012 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
July 14, 2012 - Steve talks with child development & behavior specialist and all around Parent, Betsy Brown Braun, author of 'Just Tell Me What To Say' and 'You're Not the Boss of Me'.
June 30, 2012 - Steve has often said that the problem in seeking the truth today is not finding information; the problem is sorting good information from massive amounts of bad information. So, Steve interviews Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet, A Case for Conscious Consumption. Then, for anyone who owns or is considering owning investment real estate, Steve offers a Summer 2012 Real Estate Update.
June 9, 2012 - Richard Lustig claims to be a seven time grand prize lottery winner and has written a book, Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery. But Steve's not buying it, so he interviews Richard, and then talks about distinguishing between fact and fantasy in investing, why public companies are both good and bad, and how banks should actually be regulated.
May 26, 2012 - Facebook again! If you think Steve was upset last week about investment mistakes people made in buying Facebook you should hear him this week. Then, if your child is having trouble with reading, learning or social skills you will want to hear Steve's interview with Neuropsychologist Dr. Karen Schiltz, author of Beyond The Label: A Guide to Unlocking a Child's Educational Potential
May 19, 2012 - We all know parenting is one of Steve's favorite subjects. Steve interviews Dr. Christine Carter, author of 'Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents'. Then, Facebook went public yesterday, but it didn't take off as many "knew" it would. Steve thinks there is business lesson in there somewhere.
May 12, 2012 - Debt collection is hard for creditors and can be worse for debtors. Attorney Steven Spierer talks about debt collection practices. Then, parents of babies will want to hear Steve interview Nina Shapiro, M.D., author of Take A Deep Breath, about children's breathing issues, immunizing our kids, SIDS, indoor and outdoor pollution and lots of other concerns for child health and safety.
May 5, 2012 - Since ancient times people have gazed at the sky and wondered about life on other planets, comets that might crash into earth, the true nature of time, how long the sun will last and what the heavens mean to us. Anyone with an interest in science or a career in science will want to hear Steve interview Dr. Ed Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
April 28, 2012 - It's all about sex on Steve's show today as he talks with human mating strategies expert, psychologist Dr. Wendy Walsh.
April 14, 2012 - A lot of people go through a four year college education and have nothing to show for it except debt. Steve talks with college Professor Cynthia Glucksman about what any student can do to get the most out of college. Then, Steve puts on his Real Estate Attorney/Real Estate Investor hat on and gives an update on the state of Real Estate for April 2012.
April 7, 2012 - Steve has three stories about people who know how to set priorities in life. Then, it is tax season – Steve interviews Certified Public Accountant Abraham Carnow. Learn how not to get audited or pay more taxes than you have to.
March 31, 2012 - Steve tells three scary stories about three Dads who meant well but hurt their children badly. Then, if someone you love needs hospital care and you want to help you will want to hear Steve's interview with Registered Nurse Janet Glucksman.
March 17, 2012 - First, Steve talks about challenges faced by his new law office business client, Noah, who was recently asked again by the Lord to build a new ark. Then, getting older can be tough, but since it beats the alternative, Steve interviews home health care expert Shari Sunada to discuss lots of alternatives for caring for aging folks.
March 10, 2012 - Steve interviews Betsy Brown Braun, author of Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents.
March 3, 2012 - Steve interviews former five time United States Congressman, Professor of Law and Economics Tom Campbell about the presidential race, the economy, and an outlook as to what 2012 and 2013 has the potential to bring.
February 11, 2012 - Steve interviews radio talk show host Rollye James, author of, 'What Am I Doing Here? (When Everything I Want Is Somewhere Else)'.
January 7, 2012 - This week, Steve had lunch with a client and his son who is applying to law school, but it didn't work out so well. Then, since breakfast, lunch and dinner are three of Steve's favorite meals, he interviews Entrepreneurial Restaurateur Michael Franks about all things food and dining, and the past, present and future of the restaurant business.
December 24, 2011 - With so much conflicting "science" on both sides, hitting the balance of protecting the Earth's environment while not unnecessarily killing jobs is hard to do. To learn one point of view, Steve interviews Rich Trzupek, author of "Regulations Gone Wild: How the EPA Is Ruing American Industry". Steve says he wants to hear both sides, so let him hear from you!
December 10, 2011 - Learn how the burglar that's planning on breaking into your house while you are away thinks, and why they picked you to burglarize, as Steve interviews Professor Richard T. Wright, author of Burglars On The Job.
December 3, 2011 - Steve interviews Bryan Caplan, author of Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think. Then, Steve gives us an update on the world of Real Estate ownership for fun and profit.
November 19, 2011 - Steve talks about defending a client in trial this past week who was being sued for $13 Million. Then, life is largely the result of daily individual choices. Some people make way better choices than others. Find out how and why as Steve interviews Dr. Karen Sherman, author of "Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life".
November 12, 2011 - Some law students think that if they spend a bunch of money on a legal education they will just make a fortune, but now some are suing law schools claiming they've been sold a bill of goods. Steve interviews attorney and psychotherapist Will Meyerhofer, author of Way Worse Than Being A Dentist: The Lawyer's Quest for Meaning, about the latest developments.
November 5, 2011 - Having reached a point where his diet is to try to reduce the rate at which he gains weight, Steve interviews Registered Dietician Sumner Brooks. Then, it's time for a Real Estate Market Update from our favorite Real Estate Attorney and Investor.
October 8, 2011 - It's Legal Day on Steve's show. First, Steve explains how the legal system really works and what happens if you go to court. Then, Steve interviews Law Professor Gabriela Ryan to discover how it is possible that so many student work hard to get into good colleges and post-graduate schools and still do not meet with success.
October 1, 2011 - Steve responds to an email from worried parents about their teenage son who has fallen under dark influences. Then, if you are reinventing yourself, you need to hear Steve interview Jeff DeGraff, author of Innovation You.
September 24, 2011 - Steve opines that 'fear-driven performance' or creating a 'healthy fear' in employees or children is a poor means of motivation. Then, remembering that Steve is a Disney nut, he interviews Don Ballard, author of Disneyland Hotel®: The Early Years 1954-1988.
September 17, 2011 - Steve interviews Ed Dolan, author of, "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch."
September 10, 2011 - Tools for dealing with liars. Steve interviews Dr. Paul Ekman, author of Telling Lies.
September 3, 2011 - Steve starts by talking about how to spend the next few years resetting your life in the ongoing economic cataclysm. Then, Steve interviews grief expert Fran Dorf, Author of "Saving Elijah" and psychotherapist who helps people live with loss.
August 6, 2011 - Steve's in-studio guest is Stuart Gold, M.D. who has written The Patient's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery because what you don't know about your own medical care could kill you. Then, in the aftermath of the debt ceiling mess Steve offers a fresh Real Estate Update.
July 30, 2011 - Steve finds that he has to comment on the Debt Ceiling Crisis and talks about the Theory of Inevitable Compromise. Then, Steve interviews Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse who says that social and economic upheaval has led to a crisis of modern male immaturity.
July 23, 2011 - First, Steve interviews Criminal Defense attorney Ellen Barry about what every innocent person should know. Then, Steve interviews noted Economist Gary Shilling, author of The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a decade of slow growth and deflation.
July 9, 2011 - Well this sounds like fun. Steve starts out talking about death. Then, Steve wants to know why the unemployment rate has gone up for each of the last three months, having come down for each of the previous three months, so he interviews Professor of Economics and Professor of Law, Tom Campbell. Finally, Steve looks at how IBM has stayed alive for 100 years while much younger companies died (death again?) and what that might mean in your daily life.
July 2, 2011 - Steve talks about how we might respond to sensational news coverage about everything from drugs to nuclear power. As we move through the Great Recession the media tell us we might be headed toward inflation or deflation, so Steve interviews Pete Kendall, author of The Mania Chronicles: A Real-Time Account of the Great Financial Bubble (1995-2008). Then, Steve examines the recent course of the U.S. Supreme Court and whether it has turned to the right or not.
June 25, 2011 - Have you ever heard of anyone whose life was saved because he skied into a tree at high speed? Well, Chris Miloe is Steve¹s guest to explain how that happened. Also, Steve has figured out how either the Republican candidate or President Obama (whoever gets this right) can really get elected.
June 18, 2011 - Steve starts out by talking about what an awful job the press is doing so far in the Presidential campaign. Then, Steve talks about all things medical with Peter Alperin, M.D., including ObamaCare, when to get a second opinion, why doctors seem to be turning from Republicans to Democrats and when it might be okay to give up and die.
June 11, 2011 - If you have ever been falsely accused of anything, don't miss this: Steve's in-studio guest is Anonymous. Falsely accused, given bad legal advice, and having wrongly plead guilty on her attorney's advice to a crime she did not commit, Anonymous has endured an undeserved ongoing nightmare for the past 25 years.
June 4, 2011 - Steve starts out talking about how lawyers lose objectivity. Then, he interviews Rob Ballister, author of God Does Have a Sense of Humor. Finally, since Steve conducted another round of job interviews in his office this week, the discussion turns to coping with unemployment and job hunting.
May 28, 2011 - Steve's daughter Melanie drops into the studio to participate as Steve interviews Mike O'Mary, founder of The Note Project. Before and after that, Steve seems to have a lot on his mind and chats with Melanie about everything from the press, war heroes and the real estate market to Iranian Yogurt.
May 21, 2011 - Steve interviews physician and television/radio talk show personality Dr. Dean Edell to talk about health, medicine and politics.
May 14, 2011 - Steve interviews psychologist Dr. Fran Walfish, author of The Self-Aware Parent, about a different angle on parenting. Then, Steve's in-studio guest is Republican candidate for the United States Congress, Kit Bobko, talking about everything from economic to social issues involved in next week's California primary election.
April 23, 2011 - Steve thinks the wackos on the far right and on the far left have more in common with each other than either would like to think, so he interviews John Avlon, author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. Then, Steve talks about a new study that actually points to a way to live longer and slow down aging. Finally, Steve tells a story of forgiveness and humanity from his own experience.