The first segment guests are: Martha Wheelock of Wild West Women films; and Zoe Nicholson, creator and performer; both a veritable brain trust of women’s movements and women’s worth over the ages. Ms. Nicholson’s upcoming production will be staged in Long Beach on 3/30: Tea With Alice and Me. Not that Alice, but the American revolutionary Alice Paul (1885-1972), at the Beverly O’Neill Theater, 6:30 p.m. 300 Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or at http://www.missalicepaul.com/.
In the segment Charles Blek, of the OC Chapter of the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun Violence has much to say since his 1/23/18 appearance, leading up to walk-outs scheduled for 3/14 in OC and around the nation on 3/24. Joining him are two San Juan Hills High School seniors and activists, Olivia Fu and Kate Finman, organizing locally on both of those days with the bridges they’ve built over their local political divide, #NeverAgain, https://marchforourlives.com/, @sjhstudentwalkout on Instagram and FB; or SOC4Change . Details for the Great American Write-In taking place in the morning, are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/33rd-annual-great-american-write-in-registration-42648170827. T OC location for the March 24 March For Our Lives will be located at Centennial Park 3000 W. Edinger Ave. Santa Ana.
UCI professor of neurobiology and anatomy, and co-director of the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis, Dr. Daniele Piomelli, moves past the prejudices and speaks to the need for fully researching the use of cannabis, now that recreational use of cannabis is legal in CA. Critical areas to be attended to are: age specific impacts of cannabis on the brain, determining the extent to which cannabis influences one’s ability to drive, and how cannabis pain management might help in dealing with the opiate crisis. Guest co-host is UCI PhD candidate in neurobiology, and VP of Science Policy Group, Terra White.
The full hour is devoted to Keramet Reiter, UCI professor of Criminology, Law, and Society to talk about her new book 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement, published by Yale University Press, http://www.kerametreiter.com/. Michael Saavedra, who was detained in solitary confinement the last 10 years of his 19 year prison sentence from which he was released in 2/2017, was originally scheduled to appear on this show. Once he’s recovered from last night’s motorcycle accident, he will appear on this show, offering his insight as a resilient detainee in long-term solitary confinement. Reiter’s research and Saavedra’s experiences yield stories that exceed the darkest of Charles Dickens’ passages. Civilians can be involved through following: http://solitarywatch.com/ and specifically: http://solitarywatch.com/about-lifelines/.
On tap are two guests, each with purposeful events in the offing this coming weekend. Ani Zonneveld, founder and president of Muslim’s for Progressive Values talks about their annual “Celebration of Life” honoring and remembering: Nadia Anjuman, Xulhaz Mannan, Elham Arab, Sheikh Hamza Congera, and Numan Afifi – activists whom have been dealt with for charges of blasphemy in Moslem theocracies. “Celebration” will be hosted at the CBS Studio Center in LA, February 25th from 4-7 p.m. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance. Ani has other enterprises to share from MPV’s ambitious roster of activities throughout 2018. Details for the event, and ongoing forums, are available at: http://www.mpvusa.org/.
In the second segment (min 31:53), Veterans for Peace Golden Rule, Project Manager Helen Jaccard kicks off the Peace Boat “Party” on the Golden Rule, pulling into Newport Beach 2/23 and remaining through 2-26 at 1931 West Coast Highway. With all the party favors and necessary speeches, and fund driving pitches, the party will carry themes like atmospheric nuclear weapon testing, during these more than interesting times. Contact information for attending the events and for contributing in numerous ways: email@example.com, or call Helen at 206-992-6364.
Kathy Orlinksy and Mark Tabbert, OC affiliates of Citizens Climate Lobby, speak in advance of this week’s CCL SoCal Regional conference. They also post us on campaigns as we head into the CA state primary on June 5th. Registration details for the Feb 17-18th conference at Cal State LA, are available at: http://tinyurl.com/2018SoCal. Watch for UnDoYourPart campaign newly launched by CCL.
Nationally renown playwright Amy Freed talks about her world premier SHREW! that will be performed this Spring (3/24-4/21) at South Coast Repertory Theater at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. Imagine the classic written from the perspective of a 17th Century woman. Art Manke directs. Details are available at: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9349
Megan Herbert, illustrator and TV writer, has collaborated with Climate Scientist Michael Mann on a book explaining climate change to young earthlings; it’s entitled The Tantrum That Saved the World. She talks about how she settled on what message for such a delicate age and all ages and audiences. e-books and conventional books can be ordered on: https://www.worldsavingbooks.com/. This program awaits her eventual trek to Southern California.
In the second segment (min 26:17), UCI Humanities professor Jeff Wasserstrom returns to the show, posting us on what we can look forward to at the 4th annual Forum for Academy and the Public, presented by the UCI Humanities and Law Schools, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. The forum themed “Who Do We Think We Are? – American Identity and the Ideal of Democracy in the 21st Century,” will be hosted at the UCI Law School, 2/9-10; it is free and open to the public. Reservations are highly recommended. Details are available at: http://sites.uci.edu/americanidentity/.
Tekle Woldemikael, sociologist at Chapman University, and an Eritrean national repatriated decades ago in the US, speaks with nuance and intimacy, for the full hour about an old culture and a nation that thrives even in the grip of the current repressive regime. His latest book, Postliberation Eritrea: The Rise and Fall of the African Renaissance State, published by Indiana University Press, will be out this May/June. He is also working on a special issue of African Identities Journal on Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, as Modernist African City.
Tyrone de Wale, VP of Capitol Markets at EndPlus located in Aliso Viejo, covers how the federal Tax Overhaul affects lending practices and investments, especially here in the OC. Prevailing real estate ownership trends are also of interest.
In the second segment (min 33:13) Charles Blek returns to the show with Congressional and CA statewide updates from the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun Violence. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act HR 38 passed in the House 12/6/17, goes to the US Senate next.
Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein, has a new book out Carnegies’ Maid; both books of which cover consequential, yet unsung roles, in historical fiction for these times. Ms. Benedict continues to write new pieces on the next women to be rediscovered and recognized, all published by Sourcebooks Landmark.
In the second segment (min 35:50), Julie Darrell, founder of Bring Your Own Long Beach (BYOLongBeach), takes on our consumption assumptions helping us pare down waste we’re so good at generating! Her zero waste enterprises can be followed on all social media platforms.