The 29th Annual Southern CA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference AND Native American Relics Beneath Us

UCI researcher Daniel Gillen speaks to all facets, including his talk, of the upcoming 29th annual Alzheimer’s conference, held this Friday, 9-21, 7:30 a.m. til 4 the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Right around the corner, right down the street. Registration is still available at: Details regarding participation in clinical trials are available at: 949-824-0008 or

In the second segment (min 32:24), Patricia Martz, anthropologist and board president of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, has lots of opportunities to direct our attention toward the civilizations over which we’ve settled our subdivisions and infrastructure: first is the California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, coming up this Sunday Sept. 23rd, the other are ancestor walks, 8 of them, around the OC, on October 6th. Details about both events are available at:

Lives At Risk Before and After 9/11

Marking a somber 17th anniversary ofAt Risk Before and After 9/11 9/11, are voices reminding us of what’s been and continues to be at risk in this nation of ours. First, Melina Abdullah, co-founder of the LA Black Lives Matter, breaks down the persistent structural barriers that deprive African Americans of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

In the second segment (min 35:30), Nuha Eshaq, non-profit professional aiding refugees in Orange County, lets sink in the huge divide that current immigration policy poses for her Yemenese family, friends, and colleagues; the travel ban amidst a violent proxy war.  She directs listeners attention to a recently introduced Congressional joint resolution pursuant to the “1973 War Powers Resolution calling for an end to U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen.”

Citizenship Fair Live in Anaheim 9-29-18 AND Assistance League of Irvine “Igniting Potential”

Jorge Hermosillo of the OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), puts on the map and your calendar their yuge Citizenship Fair in Anaheim on Sept 29th; an opportunity for all to assist applicants to become naturalized citizens. The Fair is here before we know it! Details about training to prepare for the big event and the big event itself are available at: OCCORD is located 13252 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite 204, in Garden Grove.

In the second segment (min 37:43) Diana Cavanaugh returns to talk about the Assistance League of Irvine’s Sept 12, Igniting Potential, a collaborative giving day, as well as ongoing fundraising efforts, toward meeting the needs of not-so-affluent households in Irvine. The 24 hour event is available online at: The Assistance League of Irvine, for donations or boutique purchases is located at 2452 Alton Parkway, 949-789-5020. Doors are open Wed. Thur. Sat 10-3; and Fridays 10-5:30 p.m.

CA’s 4th Climate Change Assessment AND OC’s Climate Action Campaign

John Laird, Governor Brown’s appointment as California Secretary for Natural Resources, takes up the California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment with menacing trends that the state stares down; this in advance of the Global Climate Action Summit to be held Sept. 12-14th in San Francisco. Details are available at:

In the second segment (min 16:10), Robin Ganahl, Orange County Organizer for the Climate Action Campaign, presents a trove of municipal activity right here in Irvine and around Orange and San Diego Counties. Upcoming events to plug into are available at:

Greenpeace Ups Brown’s Game AND Domestic Violence Intersections with the Vagaries of Immigration Policy

Greenpeace is engaging the public to raise Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change leadership game in time for next month’s Global Climate Action Summit hosted in San Francisco. Covering that is Greenpeace Senior Climate Campaigner/attorney, Naomi Ages. Assignments related to “Brown’s Last Chance Campaign” are regularly posted by texting 877-877 and typing CLIMATE. More news is posted at:

In the second segment (min 17:53), Jane Stoever, Director of UCI’s Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, and co-director of the Initiative to End Family Violence; and Julie Marzouk, formerly of Chapman University Law School and now a consultant; ponder the intersection of domestic violence and the WH immigration policy dealing with family separation. Information on how to get involved is available at: 949-824-9660 or 949-824-7916

Welcome Dean Tyrus Miller AND Wayward Artists Productions

The show offers a warm anteater welcome to our brand new dean of UCI’s School of Humanities, Tyrus Miller; let us listen to him make the case(s) for a more perfect union the Humanities way.

Then, keeping the civilization theme going in the second segment (min 38:35), is Craig Tyrl, artistic director of Wayward Artist productions, presenting his inestimable theater in beautiful downtown Santa Ana, 125 North Broadway. Information about the upcoming performances as well as their Kickstarter campaigns is available at:

Working Women Put Hospitality Into Perspective

Ada Briceno, co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11, a hotel and resort workers’ union – is joined by two women employed in the hospitality sector in Anaheim: June Mekker, a Disney Dining phone operator, a hotel concierge services worker, and a Union shop steward; and Veronica Chavez, a Disney housekeeper and a union organizer. They cover: Anaheim’s recently adopted City Council districts, the new minimum wage ordinance that has qualified for the Anaheim City general election ballot this 11-2018, and the rigors of extending hospitality to hotel guests.

Plastic Plastic Everywhere AND UCI Goes Off Grid

The marine scene is not so much water water every where but not a drop to drink-no, it’s more like plastic plastic everywhere . . . talking about this e x p a n s i v e l y is Katie Allen, Executive Director of Algalita Marine Research.  Information about their events around the corner and around the year is available at:
In the second segment (min 27:38), Scott Lee, engineering researcher at UCI’s Advanced Power and Energy Program, walks us through the feat that his colleagues and he achieved, pulling the UCI campus off the grid and then bringing it back. We look under APEP’s hood and around at UCI’s Microgrid.

Deeper Breathing Over Fake News AND “Time’s Up; An Uncensored Look at the Time’s Up & #MeToo Movement

Christine Gagnier, attorney at law with a practice at Gagnier and Margossian LLP, adjunct professor at UCI’s Law School, and media literacy expert; takes up the underpinnings and nuances of fake news – around forever but oh so menacing to democracy in our time.
In the second segment (min 31:33), curator Anuradha Vikram and exhibitions director Carolyn Yarnell discuss the current exhibition at the Orange County Contemporary Art Center in Santa Ana: “It’s Time; An Uncensored Look at the Time’s Up & #MeToo Movements,” open at that Santa Ana venue through 8/11th. Artists using all matter of media, get through blood, sweat, semen, and tears. For upcoming events before the exhibit closes 8/11, consult the Center’s website: The installation is at 117 N Sycamore Street; open Thursdays-Sundays noon- 5 p.m.

Precarious Incidents of SCOTUS in Broad Daylight AND Medicare: New Card, Less Fraud

Rick Hasen, UCI Law School professor and nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, weighs in on the effect of rulings from the recent Supreme Court term. He makes predictions about the US Supreme Court’s composition, and how SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh would affect that.

In the second segment (minute 32:27), Jack Cheevers, the public information officer for Region 9 of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, posts us on the roll-out of the new Medicare card. Pssst, it’s an improvement; no more Social Security numbers on it. Ways to find out more, download your own copy, and or report weird things happening include: 1-800-MEDICARE, 1-800-633-4227 or The tip line is also available at: 1-800-HHS-TIPS — or 1-800-447-8477.