Norberto Santana, founding publisher and editor in Chief of the Voice of OC trains his penetrating and seasoned journalistic eye on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. With billions of public money being spent, and not being spent, transparency is the watch word and civic engagement is the remedy. The next Board of Supervisor public meeting is this Tuesday, July 27th. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Shabaka and the Ancestors, “Behold the Deceiver” We Are Sent Here by History – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/SantanaPod7-26-21.mp3
For the full hour we hear from University High soon-to-be junior Aniyah Shen. With stunning comportment, she talks about how she has been genuinely building and merging her love of science and literature as an individual and as a group member.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Ted Coleman Band, ”Sweet Bird,” Taking Care of Business – album.
Acclaimed director, performer, and educator Brooke Aston brings “Ordinary Days,” a musical by Adam Gwon, in a filmed-staged production at a special outdoor, drive-in venue in Tustin 7-24 at 8 pm. This is the sign of life as The Wayward Artists return to life, honk honk. https://www.thewaywardartist.org for tickets and other information. Brooke also posts us on how artists are resuming their creative work as the pandemic dims ever so slowly. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; The Wayward Artist production “Ordinary Days.”
Ion Sancho, after a 38 year career in supervising elections in Leon County, (Tallahassee) and around FL, has the long view of the health of our republic. Mounting suppression and subversion measures from state legislatures and the courts challenge the citizenry to hold the democracy together. This portion of the interview includes auditing and cyber security.
Music credits: Devon Gilfillian, “What’s Going On,” featuring Jasmin Cephas Jones, What’s Going On – album.
Irvine Watchdog Co-chair, Richard Green looks under the hood of the recently created OC Power Authority; transparency and accountability are in very short supply, residents and ratepayers in: Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton. Watchdog is keeping an eye on the Racquet Club of Irvine property as plans for rezoning and an amendment to Irvine’s General Plan are being considered. In the super heating real estate market of Irvine, we all can keep an eye on a flurry of rezoning to bid up the value of properties around the city. Listeners interested in appearing in the new segment, “Inside the 45th” are invited to contact the host: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ion Sancho, after a 38 year career in supervising elections in Leon County, (Tallahassee) and around FL, has the long view of the health of our republic. Mounting suppression and subversion measures from state legislatures and the courts challenge the citizenry to hold the democracy together. The extended portion of this interview is available in Part 2. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/SanchoPod7-12-21.mp3
Branda Lin returns with still more insight as co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, holding Irvine elected and appointed officials accountable. Sometimes just looking at the administration of the Great Park, informs plenty about local leadership.
In the second segment (minute 38:30), “Inside the 45th” features Laguna Woods resident Metche Franke. Listeners living within the CA 45th Congressional District, who would like to speak out in this segment are welcome to contact the host at: email@example.com. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Walt Wagner Trio, “Facade,” Trajectory; Uptown String Quartet, “You Are Special;” A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood film; Floating Points, “Bias” Mayfield Depot Mix, Bias – album.
Nancy Cohen president and founder, and Mona Shah vice president of external affairs of the recently established Gender Equity Policy Institute, present a new report, “Failing the Climate Justice Test; An Analysis of CA’s Projected Climate Resilience Funding and It’s Affect on Californians by Race Region and Gender.” Two tool-belts take on the pile of debris on today’s show. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Emancipator, “Labyrinth,” Mountain of Memory – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/CohenShahPod7-5-21.mp3
For the full hour, Kim Callinan – President and CEO of Compassion & Choices, and Matt Whitaker – National Director of Integrated Programs at Compassion & Choices talk about how proactive step-taking can benefit any of us, all of us, to make the end of life, our own. Of particular concern is mapping out preferences amidst dementia. We also hear about the progress being made on SB 380 that would renew and amend the End of Life Options Act in the state of CA during the current legislative session. Resources for getting your conversation started with your inner sanctum: https://www.compassionandchoices.org. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Don Cherry and Latif Kahn, “Sangam.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CallinanWhitakerPod6-29-21.mp3
It’s a double header: performance art and graphic art tackling the debris. In the first segment, Robin Frohardt presents her smart and creative installation “The Plastic Bag Store,” for an immersion in time and space to examine the persistence of………plastic. Her installation will run from 6/30-7/11/21 at the Downtown LA location of 661 Imperial St. More details are available at: https://cap.ucla.edu/landing/plastic_bag_store_installation. In the second segment (minute 22:38), Robin Repp board member of the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and juror Erika Hirugami keep the conversation going with the impact of the population on the planet presenting an ambitious, “The Anthropocene Epiphany: Art and Climate Change,” on exhibit from 7/3-8/21/21. Details for this installation are available at: https://www.occca.org/2021-07.html#gallery. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age” Channel The Spirits; Freddi Price, “Helen Walk Work,” The Plastic Bag Store film; Illum Sphere, “Thousand Yard Stare,” Glass – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/FrohardtReppHirugamiPod6-28-21.mp3