International Labor Eyes on the Local Prize AND Anteaters for Autism

 

Returning to the show is Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, General Secretary of Mexico’s National Union of Mine, Metal and Steel Workers, Los Mineros; as well, a member of the executive commmittee of IndustriAll Global Union. He brings us up to date on his North American and international goals as well as on his personal successes. His book, covered over his 4/2013 appearance on AAL remains very topical, “Collapse of Dignity; The Story of a Mining Tragedy and the Fight Against Greed and Corruption in Mexico.”

Next, Payal Shah, second year UCI biological sciences major and president of “Anteaters for Autism,” posts her organization’s goals and upcoming events. On February 8th, from 2-5 pm, at UCI’s Student Center Emerald Room, Payal’s organization will host “Social for Adults with Autism and Their Caregivers.” Watch for other events and fundraising opportunities on their Facebook page.

Live from UCI it’s “Adventures in Physics” AND This State of This Union

“Adventures in Physics: Quantam Circuits” returns to UCI this January 31st from 1-3 pm at the Physical Sciences Lecture Hall (PSLH ) 100. In tribute to John Rosendahl’s memory, UCI physics professor Bill Heidbrink and John’s surviving wife Linda Halopoff talk about this well institutionalized physics demonstration and lecture. With their collaboration, John Rosendahl, UCI’s physical sciences instructional programs director, hatched this exciting physics show, in 1987. Information about this event is available at: http://ps.uci.edu/events/8474.

One day after this year’s commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., UCI political science professor Davin Phoenix and 3rd year poli sci major Parshan Khosravi take up the professor’s research on minority executive models, from the mayoral to the presidential level in the U.S. This research anticipates the cases that President Obama will make in his State of the Union address tonight. The next course that Professor Phoenix will be teaching is, this spring quarter, “Urban Politics.”

Shedding Climate Mythology AND “Muslim Voices Against Extremism”

UCI Earth System Science Professor Michael Prather hones not only in on his contributions to the International Panel on Climate Change, but also on the role of social responsibility among scientists in general. Scientists, policy makers, and the general public all have opportunities to follow the best information in climate science, starting but not ending with the http://www.ipcc.ch/ and http://newsroom.unfccc.int/.

In advance of tonight’s “Muslim Voices Against Extremism,” forum in Irvine, Atilla Kahveci takes us to places not yet considered in the aftermath of last week’s killings in Paris. The forum convenes such distinguished speakers as: Nayereh Tohidi, Ozgur Koca, Jihad Turk, Muzammil Siddiqi, and Imam Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini; tonight at 6:30 at the Pacifica Institute, 18872 Bardeen Ave, Irvine, CA. This is part of series of forums presented around Southern California, details of which are available at: pacificainstitute.org. Additional sources include: http://www.ecef.org/default.aspx and http://www.bayan.us.org/.

Free Clinic Opens in Garden Grove AND Free-Range Anteater Entrepreneurs

Today‚Äôs show is all about what some very enterprising undergraduates are hatching. UCI undergrads Kristine Jermakian and Wei Kuo cover their recently opened, student-run teaching health clinic, the Lestonnac Free Clinic in Garden Grove. The clinic is located at 12747 Main St. Appointments can be made by calling (714) 633-4600 or 562-493-4466. Sought after volunteers and supporters can get more information about the clinic at: rpeters@lestonnacfreeclinic.org, http://clubs.uci.edu/freeclinic/, and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Clinic-Project-at-UCI/667803126647590 UCI undergrad, Vincent Nguyen, talks about recently founding the Anteater Start-up Collaboration. All majors are welcome, to hatch future enterprises. Follow the Collaboration at: antstartup.weebly.com, https://www.facebook.com/groups/878568608861717/, or vnm.nuygen@gmail.com The program closes with announcements of events galore over this week concerning: the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the Pacifica Institute’s forum on 1/13/15, and KUCI radio training.