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Author: Lawrence Faulkner

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Capital Success is a podcast that highlights the lives of the best, brightest and most successful people in California’s capital city, Sacramento.
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Former NBA player Pete Chilcutt stops by to promote his new Clutch City Basketball Academy in Sacramento for ages 8-17. The former 9 year NBA veteran and member of the 1995 NBA Championship Houston Rockets shared among many others things: Why now is a good time too start the Clutch City Basketball Academy (1:30)Being the premiere Basketball talent from Alabama (8:00)Being recruited to play in the NCAA in the 80s (10:30)Playing for legendary coach Dean Smith at North Carolina (13:00)Participating in the infamous scrimmages with Michael Jordan portrayed in the "Last Dance" (14:30)Being drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft (21:50)Winning a ring with the "Clutch City" Houston Rockets (26:00)And his post NBA career as a teacher (42:30). 
COVID-19 Check In

COVID-19 Check In

2020-04-1659:34

It has been a while, but with all of the uncertainty around the Novel Coronavirus, I came back from my hiatus to check in with a couple good buddies Scott Moak and Gary Gelfand. Scott Moak is the announcer of the Sacramento Kings and was present when the virus took over the sports landscape causing cancelations across the board, which culminated in Sacramento Kings vs Pelicans game. He recounted the series of events from his perspective. Gary Gelfand is a well known personality in the region as he has been on TV for well over two decades. He brought a unique perspective as well. 
The Last Episode

The Last Episode

2020-01-2601:19:23

After 78 straight episodes, it’s time to put the show on the shelf. This podcast has been what I describe as my “Lady Bird” AKA my love letter to Sacramento. The region has taken the needed steps of growth over this past decade and it has been a real pleasure meeting just some of the many people that make our city unique. The decision to put the podcast on hold isn’t out of nowhere. Many of you know my day job has been at FOX40 for the last 5+ years. It has been a great run, but there are some exciting career opportunities down south that I cannot pass up- I’m going to be an Associate Producer on this season of “American Ninja Warrior” and a Freelance Photographer for ABC7 in Los Angeles in between. The decision wasn’t easy as I love my hometown Sacramento, but it will be a great period of growth for me. In this last episode of Capital Success for now, I bring on a few of my favorite people, some repeats on the show. Patrick Harbison of PHPR makes his 3rd appearance, FOX40 Morning News Anchor Pedro Rivera makes his 2nd appearance, and FOX40 Morning News Weatherman Adam Epstein makes his debut appearance. We discuss my big move, Downtown Sacramento doubling in size in 2022 (10:00), why I’ll still love my Sacramento sports teams (12:00), Why winning the Lip Sync battle on Capitol Mall with Adam and Pedro was one of the best moments of my life (20:00), advice for the big move (31:00), roller coasters 🎢 and who did it better, all of our secrets to success (40:00), and what would our own movie versions of “Lady Bird” be in Sacramento (1:00:00). 
Ben Gumpert

Ben Gumpert

2020-01-1941:29

One of the more fascinating people to appear on the podcast, Ben Gumpert is the President of COO of the Sacramento Republic FC. Not only is Ben leading the next MLS franchise, but his career spans to working with the NBA and the Sacramento Kings during the relocation saga. In this podcast we talk about: When his desire to work in professional sports began (1:00, stories of the late great NBA Commissioner David Stern (9:00), working in the NBA during the Sacramento Kings relocation saga (14:00), the Kings taking the leap of faith to build an arena downtown (21:00), Taking on the MLS with the Sacramento Republic FC (25:00), and transforming the rail yards into the next big development for downtown Sacramento (32:00). 
Kimberly Prince

Kimberly Prince

2020-01-1233:34

Kimberly Prince is the owner of the Nekter Juice Bar in midtown and the first in Sacramento. In this episode we discuss: discovering Nekter while living in Orange County (4:00), moving back to a different Sacramento than she remembers (6:30), receiving the email of a lifetime from Nekter about opening a location in Sacramento (8:45), how Nekter has opened doors for Kimberly in midtown (14:00), and the 1st DOCO Open Mini Golf (24:00). 
Lucy Crocker

Lucy Crocker

2020-01-0532:30

Lucy Crocker, founder of Lucy & Company, is a fixture in the Midtown Sacramento region since the 90s and is celebrating 25 years in business. In the first episode of season 3 we discuss how Lucy began her career (3:00), specializing in water public relations and community outreach (6:30), difference between PR in the 90s and today (13:30), favorite projects over the years (25:00), and what's next in 2020 (31:30)
Best of 2019

Best of 2019

2019-12-2955:00

Freddie Silveria (:40)Chris Saizan (4:00)Dominic and Donte Morris from Hoopmaps (8:00)Nicole McKeever (10:00)Spencer Stone (11:45)Scott Moak (12:15)John Adair (15:30)Traci Rockefeller Cusack (17:30)Ginger Elizabeth Hahn (18:00)Jason Woods (21:30)David Sobon (22:30)Will Thompson (25:45)Taro Arai (27:30)Pedro Rivera (28:30)Aaron Marchand (32:00)Rachel Smith (33:00)Joe Khalil (35:00)Dr. Sam (39:00)Bryan Carter (47:30)Brandon and Jennifer Robinson (50:00)Steve Hansen (53:30)
Kenny Burkey

Kenny Burkey

2019-12-2226:30

Kenny Burkey, one of the 4 best friends behind one of the hottest clothing brands Sacramento Gear, stopped by to share the inspiration behind the brand (1:00), taking it from a concept to a business (4:20), marketing strategy (10:30), capitalizing on the resurgence of pride in Sacramento (12:00), running a business with your best friends (23:00), and the possibility of a brick and mortar location in 2020 (24:00)
Caleb Fong

Caleb Fong

2019-12-1530:50

Health Coach and Fitness Trainer Caleb Fong breaks down why working out is so important for your health (8:00), his 70/30 nutrition rule (9:30), the key to sticking to New Years Resolutions (14:00), how to get a 6 pack (17:00), and his plans for 2020 (25:30). 
David Chan

David Chan

2019-12-0832:00

David Chan is a rockstar in the international ramen scene. With over 20 thousand instagram followers, David shows off his dishes to people in Sacramento and beyond. In this episode, David shares his enthusiasm for ramen and how he turned it into his Nichijou Ramen Pop Up restaurant (4:00), what it takes to prepare his ramen (13:00), how he admires the idea behind the "Soup Nazi" character from Seinfeld (24:00), and ultimately his aspirations in ramen (27:00). 
Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen of Sacramento's 4th district joined the show to reflect on his 7 years in the city council and speaks to some of the things he would like to bring to the city moving forward. Some of the topics discussed include: his political aspirations growing up (5:00), the state of downtown when he took over in 2012 (8:00), the impact the Golden 1 Center has had on the city (12:00), whether housing is enough to solve the homeless crisis (18:00), riverfront development (21:00), my idea for the "Grand Sacramento Canal" (25:00), Public Transit (27:30), and Sacramento's 100% score on the Municipal Equality Index (35:00). 
Among the many new developments in the Downtown Commons aka DOCO is the Flatstick Pub, an indoor mini golf facility brought to California from Washington. Owners Brandon and Jennifer Robinson shed light on the process of bringing Flatstick to California despite hearing no many times (1:00), running businesses together as a couple (19:00), and learning from past businesses (22:00). 
Bryan Carter

Bryan Carter

2019-11-1029:00

Structural Engineer by day, Guys On The Grid influencer by night, Bryan Carter joins the podcast to share his process behind each successful post. From how the account began (1:00), to when it started gaining notoriety (4:00), to what's next (21:00), we dive deep into all things Guys on the Grid. We even discuss Sacramento and what it needs to do to reach the next level (14:30), and the importance of always saying yes to new, challenging, and uncomfortable opportunities (23:00). 
Dr. Sam Varon

Dr. Sam Varon

2019-11-0339:52

Dr. Sam Varon, owner of the Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Sacramento and the Venetian Pet Hospital in Stockton stops by the show to share his story. We discuss when he first became interested in animals (2:00), his interest in operating on short-faced dog breeds (5:30), treating pets of the homeless (10:00), and his volunteer work in Central America (14:30). We also touch on some dog specific topics including general signs to look out for (17:00), what it could mean if a dog shakes (19:00), and the optimal treat amount to give your dog (22:00).
Minnie Nguyen

Minnie Nguyen

2019-10-2724:02

Minnie Nguyen is the founder of the Firehouse Crawfish restaurant as well as Station 16, Station 8, and Station 38. She came from humble beginnings never having the things she wanted as a child, but only what she needed (2:20). It was those days working in the kitchen with her mother when she realized her passion for food. After working in Casinos throughout college, Minnie's boyfriend (now husband) decided to use $30,000 of his savings from working as a firefighter towards starting their first restaurant Firehouse Crawfish (5:00). Years later, the Station concept was born (9:30). Minnie sheds light on the struggles throughout each restaurant and why she continues to push through and follow her dreams. 
Joe Khalil

Joe Khalil

2019-10-2001:13:44

For four years, you have seen and heard Joe Khalil on the FOX40 airways. Soon, you will continue to watch Joe on FOX40 as he reports from Washington D.C. for all of the California Nexstar stations. In a lengthy conversation, we touch on a multitude of topics such as his new job (1:30), why journalism matters (17:00) and we revisit some of his best stories he had the opportunity to cover while working at FOX40: deported veterans (18:00), The Oroville Dam failed Emergency Spillway saga (27:00), the Las Vegas mass shooting massacre (37:00), Stephon Clark protests (45:00) and the Camp Fire (53:00). 
Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

2019-10-1336:32

Public Relations Specialist and newly minted "40 under 40" inductee Rachel Smith is a leader in her career field. We discuss her nomination into the "40 under 40" club (:30), her company Wordsmith Communications (4:30), biggest PR no-nos (16:00), and her unforgettable Instagram stories (21:00).  
Aaron Marchand

Aaron Marchand

2019-10-0651:20

Maybe outside of the Gold Rush, there hasn't been a better time to be a Sacramentan than now. Right in the middle of it all is Aaron Marchand of Turton Commercial Real Estate. We discuss the making of the Ice Blocks Project (5:00), the Instagramification of new developments (8:00), How Turton Commercial Real Estate began (11:00), Aaron's vision for the capital city (19:00), and how he connects with influential people in our region (27:00). 
Tyler Wichmann

Tyler Wichmann

2019-09-2942:02

What started as a T-shirt stand at events, has become a brand around Sacramento culture eight years later. Tyler Wichmann, founder of Timeless Thrills joins the podcast to talk about the company's start (1:00), mistakes made along the way (4:00), branding culture (17:00), his J street location (20:00), and Off the Clock IPA (28:00). 
Hawa Sultani

Hawa Sultani

2019-09-2230:35

Hawa Sultani, co-founder of the Crest Cafe is doing big things. From business school in New York, to plans for franchising the local mediterranean favorite, Hawa is striving to make a difference in the community. We cover working in a family business (5:00), doing positive things to benefit women and refugees (5:40), the Lady Bird effect in Sacramento (9:00), what the city still needs (10:00), plans for franchising the Crest Cafe (14:00), and the potential for K Street to be the next 6th Street (Austin) or Bourbon Street (27:00). 
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