Chemists Know! AND Reinvigorating OC’s Needle Exchange Program

Some real fire works: UCI chemistry Professors Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian blow our minds with their nano, hyper nano single molecule electromechanical sensor proposition; a heady technology with consequential applications.

In the second segment (min 30:30), Dallas Augustine and Mahan Naeim, UCI students with the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, soldier on as the Orange County Board of Supervisors and other civic leaders turn their backs on a best practice. Details are available at: or on all social media platforms.

Your Papers Please; Applying to Remain in the US

Immigration attorney Angelita Chavez-Halaka, practicing at a Cerritos private firm Chugh LLP, speaks with experience about family based petitions, asylum, deportation defense, VAWA and DACA. Fresh from this month’s American Immigration Lawyers Association convention and as the nation digests the SCOTUS ruling uphold the Muslim Travel Ban, over the full hour, she answers our wide-eyed questions about what is taking place in a very arcane, and politicized legal system.

“Notorious RBG in Song” AND Arab American Civic Council Visits D.C. and Nuance

Soprano/composer Patrice Michaels and Cedille Records founder/producer James Ginsburg take up their knowing collaboration about the Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrated on new album – ‘Notorious RBG in Song’. Follow for details on performances near you or for a listen.

In the second segment (min 29:37), Rashad al Dabbagh, as a member of the Arab American Civic Council, reports back on getting to know members of Congress over his recent trip to D.C. Breaking news around this broadcast may be a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Muslim Ban. The deadline for the Fellowships with the National Network for Arab American Communities is 6/23/18. Details on press releases and gatherings in anticipation of the SCOTUS ruling on the federal Muslim Ban are available at:

Climate Science Dog and Pony Tour Summer 2018 AND “Datitude”

The power couple Shahir Masri and Athina Simolaris are gearing up to listen and interact over climate concerns, with the public in 30 states around the country this August. Their progress can be followed, support can be offered at: or

In the second segment (min 28:58), LA Times humor columnist and editor, Chris Erskine talks about his new book out, “Datitude: The Joys and Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood,” a tell with a whole gambit of textures. He offers additional choice moments in reflection on this program. Chris’ book signing tour continues in OC at: Barnes and Noble in Aliso Viejo/July 14th/2 p.m. and Beach Town Books in San Clemente/July 21/2 p.m. Copies are also available at your favorite independent book dealer or at:

Ask A Voter CA 2018 Primary Election

Today the show morphs into “Ask A Voter;” our time honored ritual of piping you directly into the CA Primary election taking place. On this same day Alabama, Montana, and New Jersey are also going to the polls. Unlike the general election coverage, I am not hopping around the country. For the primary we stay within California, within the OC, asking voters about their election stories. KUCI Radio Intern Gloria Elena Estrada is the co-host. We hear from a host of voters, each with a different something to tell. Out of the echo chamber and into the fire, here on “Ask A Voter.”

Meet 48th Congressional Dist. Candidate Omar Siddiqui AND OC Sheriff Candidate Duke Nguyen

In the first segment CA 48th Congressional District candidate Omar Siddiqui talks policy in the final week before the CA June 5th Primary election.

In the second segment (min 33:52) is, Duke Nguyen, one of three candidates running for Orange County Sheriff in an open race this year.

As with the previous coverage, the focus remains on policy. Orange County residents can confirm their registration at:

Meet 74th Assemblyman Matt Harper AND 48th Congressional Dist candidate Hans Keirstead

CA 74th Dist. Assemblyman Matt Harper, a Republican, running for reelection on the Primary 6/5/18 California Primary Ballot, talks about state level policy. The 74th includes: Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Woods.

In the second guest (minute 26:08), covering federal policy is Hans Keirstead, Democratic candidate in the CA 48th Congressional District, which is centered in Huntington Beach and includes coastal cities from Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel, taking in parts of Westminster, Garden Grove. It also includes Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Beach. Yesterday was your last day to register, unless you head to the OC Registrar of Voters desk in Santa Ana.

Meet 74th Assembly Dist Candidate Cottie Petri-Norris and CA 45th Congressional Dist Candidate Brian Forde

Sample ballots, voter pamphlets, and vote by mail ballots have all landed in our homes for the California Primary Election 6/5. The show’s first guest will be Cottie Petrie-Norris, Democratic candidate for the CA 47th Assembly District which includes this station, South Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Costa Mesa, and most of Irvine.

In the second half of the show (min 25:11), in another installment in the CA 45th Congressional race, we’ll get acquainted with Democratic candidate Brian Forde. The 45th includes: Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park Orange Anaheim Hills, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest; and parts of: Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo.

One More Look Under the Irvine General Plan Hood AND Climate Solutions Summit; Live at the Beckman

Returning to the show is City of Irvine Bill Jacobs with General Plan updates, all of which are facts on a map that eventually become facts in the ground that affect anyone residing, working, or visiting our fair city. More information is available at: or 949-724-6581.

In the second segment (min 28:43), Samantha Leigh and Kendra Walters, Ph.D. candidates at UCI’s Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Biology talk about the Climate Solutions Summit open to the public on May 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Beckman Center. Registration deadline is 5/21; details are available at:

As The Korean Peninsula Churns AND Voting in the OC June 5th

UCI political scientist Bob Uriu returns to carefully examine the tea leaves missed and newly served with the international summits on the Korean Peninsula. He breaks down the roles and leadership dynamic between: Moon Jae-in of South Korea; Kim Jung-un, of North Korea;  Xi Jinping, of China; Shinzo Abe, of Japan; and Donald Trump.

In the second segment (min 30:05), Orange County Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley returns for his ritual pre-primary election visit to present all that we voters are not even thinking about, including how much postage is needed for the absentee ballot (pssst, it’s 71 cents) and the cyber security of our election infrastructure. The Registrar of Voters office is located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C Santa Ana; 714-567-7600. On their website are several different useful tabs for ease of navigation: for early voting details; to verify your registration in OC; and for your OC Ballot Express tracking envelope. is also useful in tracking all deadlines for processing your ballot.