If Beale Street Could Scream AND “Celebration of Life” with Muslims For Progressive Values

UCI second year law student James Lamb brings for our consideration, real power amidst the problematic, persistent aspect of tribal politics. His reading list includes: Paul Frymer’s Uneasy Alliances; Steve Phillips’ Brown Is The New White; and Carol Anderson’s  One Person No Vote.

In the second segment (minute 40:00) Ani Zonneveld, founder of Muslims for Progressive Values, returns to post us on this year’s “Celebration of Life” and how she see’s America “creeping toward theocracy.” Details for this event held at the Harmony Gold Theater in LA on 2/10 are at: http://www.mpvusa.org/

CaSTL’s Drawbridge to Under-Represented Talent

For the full hour, we present a stellar example of how the entire UCI campus and academia the world round, can realize genuine diversity in their ranks. Today’s three guests, offering this opportunity in various capacities at the NSF and UCI’s Center for Chemistry at the Space Time Limit: CaSTL are: outreach extraordinaire Danielle Watt, and researchers Kate Rodriguez and Howard Weatherspoon, about their work and recruiting under-represented minorities to STEM careers. Follow leading edge research and socially redeeming projects at: http://www.castl.uci.edu/.  

OC Kingmaker/Queenmaker Speaks AND 3rd Annual OC Women’s March 1-19-19

Wylie Aitken, OC trial lawyer and local rainmaker in political, cultural and educational realms, ponders the dynamics and developments afoot in local politics.
In the second segment (minute 36:37): Jennifer Muir Beuthin, labor leader and journalist, as an organizer of this year’s OC Women’s March, posts us on what to expect at this 3rd annual taking place in Santa Ana on 1/19, 10 a.m-1 p.m.  

SaferMade Raises Consumers’ Game AND Grand Central Art Center Celebrates Their 20th

The first guest is respected member in the green chemistry community Martin Mulvihill, who heads up SaferMade, https://www.safermade.net, an organization keenly involved in what goes into the products we literally consume. Essential certifications and other sources covered include: Environmental Work Group, Toxic Use Reduction Institute, MadeSafe, Skin Deep, Safe Charter, and Safe Choice. Consumers and activists are now armed to raise their game in the market place as well as the regulatory arenas.
In the second segment (minute 33:43), John Spiak, Director Chief Curator of the Grand Central Art Center in beautiful downtown Santa Ana, brings compelling installations, events and programs to our attention. GCAC is located at 125 N Broadway, S.A. Call 714-567-7233 or go to: http://www.grandcentralartcenter.com/ for all postings of current and future delights. 

Breastfeeding Mothers: Help Is Three Minutes Away


For the entire hour Melanie Silverman, Chief Clinical Officer; and Vivien Earthman, contracting lactation specialist; break down how their app Pacify is a public health game changer offering full support, and a special kind of life-line, to new parents.  A wholesome and hopeful note upon which to start 2019. Questions could be directed to: melanie@pacify.com or details for enrolling are available at: https://www.pacify.com/

Honoring Donald McKayle; “Dancing For All Time”

Professor Jennifer Fisher, UCI dance historian, recalls the vast, intentional, and generous contributions made by the inestimable dancer and choreographer Donald McKayle. From now until March 20, 2019, the UCI Langson Library will be housing an exhibition in his honor, “Donald McKayle Dancing for All Time.” Details are available at: https://www.lib.uci.edu/exhibits.

Orange County Art Museum Makes Its Moves and Makes Waves

Todd Smith, Director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art, posts us on the Museum’s transition from the Newport Beach location to the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center. The temporary location until the new building is completed in the early 2020s, is 1661 W Sunflower in Santa Ana. Details about current exhibits and events are available at: https://www.ocma.net/

Out Out Damn Climate Myths! AND Introducing Costa Mesa Council Member Arlis Reynolds

With all that continues to roll out from the COP24 Climate talks in Katewice, Poland – Shahir Masri is back from a 36 state climate science dog and pony show, and has recently published a book entitled, “Beyond Debate; 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change.”  With Mother Earth churning and burning at disturbing rates, Shahir’s jovial text calls the cats down from the climate denial trees. Copies of the book or information about Shahir and Athina’s recent trek is available at: http://www.shahirmasri.com/road-for-climate-action-.html
In the second segment (minute 37:43), recently elected Costa Mesa Council member Arlis Reynolds offers perspectives from the bottom of the ballot to the top of the city wide leadership, on the heels of an extraordinary outcome in the first election of city council districts.

UCI Students Rock the 45th AND Citizens Climate Lobby With New Dividends

This week, delegations from countries all over the world are meeting in Poland for COP24, the United Nations’ international climate change conference, a crucial opportunity for countries to hammer out technical agreements governing the 2015 Paris climate accord — but the US is largely sitting it out; perhaps Gov Brown has some personnel on deck. Today we tack onto some of those climate issues (minute 35:23) with Citizens Climate Lobby activists Mark Tabbert and Kathy Orlinksy. But before they take stabs at the latest news, we hear from Brooke Adams, Organizing Director for Student Action with the People’s Action Institute, and organizing students, both from UCI: Lorraine Nance, and Cas Yip; they’ve been in the electoral trenches at UCI, with some amazing outcomes to show for it. And they’re not done doing this work, either. Developments pertaining to The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act/HR 7173 are available at: #priceonpollution.