It’s Halloween, and what can be more unnerving than the non-fiction served up today? Extreme heat and your health; it’s lethal folks. Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council rolled out their report addressing the huge number of Americans suffering from the toll of extreme heat days. Today’s guest is a major contributor to the report, Dr. Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist and deputy director of the NRDC Science Center. Resources for more information include: https://www.nrdc.org/climate-change-and-health-extreme-heat#/map, https://www.weact.org/whatwedo/areasofwork/climate/, and https://www.iseechange.org/
On the heels of Sustain OC’s rousing 8th annual Conference and Expo, Kris Murray, Anaheim City Council Member and Orange County Council of Governments Chairperson, talks about her work with Sustain OC and what municipal governments, businesses, and Anaheim constituents are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water footprints. From civic engagement in sustainability, she then offers a civic lesson about Anaheim’s brand new districts after their 159 history of an at large system.
In the second segment (min 28:37), Geoffrey (AKA Django) Mangalam has many reveals after competing in his second Solar Decathlon that just wrapped in Denver last week. Details about UC Davis’ entry “Our H20use” (expressed as Our water use), in this year’s competition is available at: https://www.solardecathlon.gov/2017/competition-team-uc-davis.html. Take note: the next Solar Decathlon will be scheduled not in 2019, but 2020. The city host is yet to be determined.
Political commentator and author, Charles Sykes takes a break from mainstream media and visits college radio to talk about his new book “How the Right Lost Its Mind,” published by St. Martin’s Press. How will the left vs right political Venn diagram look when we’re done?
Then in the second segment (Min 36:00), climate scientist and blogger Shahir Masri resumes his climate science coverage: “Eaarth” Bill McKibben’s re-considering the planet in its current state, the spike in post disaster payouts, and oh the ubiquitous plastic.
The full hour is devoted to Oscar Teran, Director of the DREAM Center at UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships. The current status of Deferred Action for Child Arrivals/DACA, and all the functions that the DREAM Center offers, demands our full attention. This is an administrative coverage, the politics of this program are saved for another program with other guests who have appeared previously on Ask A Leader. Information for upcoming events is available at: http://dreamers.uci.edu/resources/, http://www.law.uci.edu/academics/real-life-learning/clinics/immigrant-rights.html or calling 949-824-6390. Stay tuned for future updates on this website. At their office in Lot 5, until Friday October 6th, is an exhibit commemorating DREAMERS making their way through the desert.