A spirited discussion about the positive impacts vs. the prevailing negative connotations associated with eminent domain. Through the lens of everything from biblical stories through modern day infrastructure projects, your hosts examine popular misconceptions, the hidden benefits of the Uniform Relocation Act, eminent domain abuse and….80’s music???? “Money printer go BRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!”
In this episode, your hosts examine how to unlock a satisfying and lucrative career in “The Hidden Industry”–right of way–by using their own professional journeys as examples. But along the way they celebrate the glory of Billy Squier, Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, and reveal the words that they despise the most in the English language.… There's MoreThe Path to a Right of Way Career: From Here to There.
Long before construction crews show up with steamrollers or bulldozer to build a road, an entire spectrum of experts has been involved in the planning and execution of that project, sometimes for decades. Your hosts examine the role of The Hidden Industry in these projects and compare it to your favorite candy bar. (What exactly… There's MoreRight of Way Infrastructure: The Hidden Industry. From the Uniform Relocation Act to Eminent Domain
How do right of way agents with the power of eminent domain explain what they do for a living without being asked to leave the party? What lessons from the Star Wars franchise can aid in placing the benefits of infrastructure development in a proper perspective? What is everyone’s favorite Christmas movie? (Hint: it’s not… There's MoreEminent Domain Cocktail Party Conversations: Keep Calm and Talk About Star Wars!
Your hosts give listener shout outs to some loyal fans, reveal two upcoming celebrity guests, and preview future episodes. Meanwhile, enjoy a trip down memory lane to the 2019 NCAA basketball tournament, the truth about Texas Pete hot sauce, and find out why Billy Squier is still MIA from our podcast. And look out for… There's MoreA Labor Day Intermezzo For Those in the Right of Way Industry
Charlie Nobles joins your hosts to discuss the challenges he faced when taking over as CEO of the International Right of Way Association during the COVID crisis. Thankfully, he still finds time to weigh in on issues that only a true Californian can address. Who was Van Halen’s better lead singer: Sammy or Dave? Is… There's MoreAn exclusive interview with Charlie Nobles, CEO of the International Right of Way Association!
In this lighthearted episode, your hosts examine the true meaning of several words associated with the practice of eminent domain and some common popular misconceptions about those words. Kristen and Dave celebrate The Californians (from SNL), while Ross introduces Kristen to Idiocracy. What about Ghost Busters, The Carpenters and Jimmy Buffet? And who can spell… There's MoreEminent Domain Misconceptions: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Hawaii inverse condemnation lawyer and William and Mary Law School adjunct professor Rob Thomas joins your hosts to discuss recording his classic single “Smooth” with Carlos Santana, whether the COVID moratoriums on evictions constitute a taking, and his favorite flavor of SPAM! (Don’t act like you don’t love SPAM.) This is the first of two… There's MoreEminent Domain Rock Star Guest: Rob Thomas!