ListenUP with Jim Potts

Jim Potts


Jim had approximately 20 years in law enforcement including working as a terrorist investigator. Since 2010, he has created violence in the workplace programs that have included conducting site assessments, writing workplace security plans, procedures and protocols for workplace events, and active shooter training. His team members include prior law enforcement and military backgrounds.
Jim's weekly show will consist of everything from an historical perspective on domestic terrorism up to and including current events. Call ins or email senders can get questions answered to the best of Jim's ability, which also may include many different types of safety tips for going to the mall, restaurants, movie theatres, office buildings or simply walking down the street.
Jim will also discuss everyday workplace related issues that are creating nightmares for the work environment by managers & employees. This could include handling conflict, hostile work environment and hiring & firing practices.
Our Company
Potts & Associates is a broad-based employment consulting firm practiced in unemployment cost control, human resources management, manager & supervisor training, and other critical labor relations areas. Potts represents his clients before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement on wage & hour issues, and, in discrimination claims, before the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and in Unemployment Insurance Appeals Hearings.
James W. Potts, has represented and assisted employers in a variety of areas involving employer-employee relations for over thirty years, at first as an employee and then as a business partner and owner. He is a native New Yorker who earned a BA degree in history from California State University at Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles Law School.
Throughout his professional years Potts has also attained his Real Estate Brokers License, has facilitated lectures as a Master Teacher for the University of Phoenix for 13 years, is a former Reserve Captain working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and is currently a certified mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a published author (Right to Counsel, July 2008) and (Walking on Eggshells, August 2013).

Show Time: 
Sunday 3:00PM - 3:59PM
Show Description: 

ListenUP!, with Jim Potts. A talk show host who is committed to bringing businesses and the general public into a heightened awareness of the issues surrounding the workplace.
Jim includes discussions about Violence in the workplace caused by disgruntled current and former employees, irate customers, and domestic violence issues. The show will also focus on domestic and international terrorism that has not only crept to our shores, but has even impacted our youth. You can call us, or email us, to get your questions or comments on the air.
Workplace issues you want to discuss? Feel free to call!

Show Archives

November 2018


As promised Jim discussed the pros and cons of carrying concealed weapons! State and Federal requirements to secure a permit was discussed as well as the responsibilities associated therewith.


October 2018


Another great show! Jim discusses the recent church shooting in Pittsburgh and the shooting in Kentucky both this past week. Jim also discusses what to do if you receive a "strange package or letter." Jim also posed a question to his listeners, "Should active shooters get the death penalty?" Tue in to hear a great discussion between Jim and a caller from New Jersey!


Jim discusses the history of the NRA as well as how and why the KKK was formed. Jim also discussed the characteristics of Lone-wolves. Another great show! Don't miss this one!


Jim's topics included self-defense techniques, violence in the workplace statistics, risk factors to look out for in the workplace, and a discussion on an African-American active shooter from 1973 that shot 9 and wounded 14 police officers.


Listen Up as Jim discusses the final segment on "Why Kids Kill!" Jim discusses the two Columbine shooters and why they committed such an horrific act. It wasn't because of their being bullied. Tune in to get the back story. Jim also discusses "Female Active Shooters" and gives the top 9 events where women engaged in mass killings over the last 10 years. Don't miss this one. Get into the archives and listen to this show and the ones before.

September 2018


Jim was at his usual best when he presented part 2 of "Why Kids Kill!" Listen to how an 11 year old boy, ruthlessly killed and the reasoning behind it. Jim also gives statistical on the 2016 & 2017 active shooter incidents as well as the statistical ethnic background of active shooters between 2000 and 2017. Tune in, you won't be disappointed!


Listen in as Jim talks about the Earth Liberation front (ELF) who are "Eco-Terrorists"! Their destructive acts to preserve the environment has put them on the top of the list by the FBI as a terrorist organization. Jim also discusses "PETA" the animal rights advocates and he gives statistics on the number of hate groups in the country along with the top ten states with the most groups. Can you guess which state is number 1? Finally Jim discusses "Lone Wolves" and the difficulty law enforcement as with curtailing their acts of terror. Don't miss out! Tune in as soon as you have a moment.


August 2018


Listen in as Jim discusses valuable tips and statistics on home invasions! He also talks about the number of police officers killed this year and gives statistical information going back to 1791. Jim wrapped up the show by discussing MS-13 and gave an intro into the 2nd Amendment. Next week he will be discussing part two "The Pros & Cons" of the 2nd Amendment debate.


This was the show of all shows! Great caller discussing cyber attacks on home computers as well as hackers at Starbucks and during hotel stays! Listen in as Jim and the caller give out safety tips in this troublesome area!

July 2018


Listen in as Jim talks about the Second Amendment right to carry a gun openly as determined by the 9th Court Circuit of Appeals. Jim also discusses   "Cyber attacks" and the different methods used. Listen in as Jim takes on two callers, one regarding cyber attacks and the other regarding terrorist acts against the LGBTQ community. This show is very insightful and you are not going to want to miss a word!


Listen in as Jim thoroughly discusses the second of a two part series on "Murder & Extremism." In this second taping Jim talks about the left wing & right wing groups who bring terror down upon their innocent victims.


Jim is at his best as he discusses the first of two discussions regarding "Murder & Extremism" in the US. He gives alarming statistics and gut wrenching stories including the recent shootout at Trader Joe's.


Listen in as Jim discusses the bombing of the LA Times building, and analyzes the capture of an Al Queda radical who was caught trying to distribute explosive remote controlled cars to children of Vets this past 4th of July. Jim also discusses one captured bomber who attempted to distribute explosive "dildos" to his former girlfriends as Christmas gifts. Finally, Jim takes a caller who describes how to build an AR off the internet.


Listen in as Jim discusses road rage. He will give you tips on how to avoid road rage, the color and make of vehicles normally involved in road rage incidents, the profile of individuals involved, the day of the week, time, and month that these incidents are likely to occur! Don't miss this one!

June 2018


Listen in to Jim discussing part 2 of "Preventing School Shootings". He discusses that family, relatives, teachers, and other students are usually tipped off before an incident takes place. According to Jim, it is the failure to listen to the desperate cries for help that leads these your shooters to commit their acts. Of note, Jim points out that these young shooters can range in age from 11-21 and can be of any ethnic background or income level.


Rounding out the show, Jim discusses what employers need to do to prevent workplace shootings. Disgruntled current and former employees, irate customers, and domestic violence situations are all addressed by Jim. Listen in as he gives tips to prevent these type of incidents from happening. Listen to one caller who explains how he used Jim's company to establish their procedures and protocols for workplace safety and how those procedures were tested.


Tune in next week when Jim discusses and gives tips on "Road Rage" and how to avoid it.


Listen in on Jim discussing “How to Prevent School Shootings Part 1”! Jim emphasizes the importance of paying attention and listening to the young people and how parents, teachers, school administrators, counselors and coaches can help to make a difference. Be sure to Listen in on this week’s final part of this important subject matter.


In his first show Jim talked about domestic terrorism and its impact on America as well as the workplace. Jim began by discussing that Americans have a tendency to be too complacent because they have a tendency to forget an incident unless personally touched by the event itself.

From an historical standpoint Jim mentioned the 1910 bombing of the LA Times building as well as the bombing of Wall Street approximately 10 years later and pointed out the 8 warning signs of a potential active shooter.
Rounding off his discussion, Jim spoke about school shootings especially Columbine and Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Florida) and whether teachers should be armed.