Today’s guest roster opens with Krista Hollinger, Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, covering what is at stake regarding reproductive public healthcare infrastructure, in the moment we are in.
In the second segment (minute 26:42), Stephanie Campbell, as a volunteer for the League of Women Voters’ Speakers Bureau, speaks in an educational versus an advocacy capacity, speaks about California’s seven statewide propositions: Prop 1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, “Senorita,” The Enchantment – album; Tété, “Par Monts et Vallons (le Long de la Route),” Le sacre des Lemmings – album.
Today we crowd three plus hours worth of civics in under 1 hour! There won’t be a quiz after the show, but voters must complete all their ballots, which includes these two races. First, Randall Crane, Professor Emeritus at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and Irvine resident, is running in Division 5 of the Municipal Water District of Orange County. In the second segment (minute 35:13), Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, this time dons her candidate hat, in her bid to run for Mayor of Irvine. She is one of 4 candidates challenging the incumbent mayor.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Bill Beach, “Aqua de Beber,” Letting Go – album; Magwinya, “Magwinya Mangola neWhite Liver,” Spaza – album.
Karriann Farrell Hinds, CA President of the National Women’s Political Caucus, examines state and local races with women running in the Midterm elections 2022. Lots of ground moving under the campaigns with all the red dot blue state action here.
In the second segment (minute 28:17), returning to the show is UCI professor Kathleen Treseder, this time as a full-on candidate for Irvine City Council; energy, climate goals, and democracy are on the City Council ballot. An Irvine candidate forum will be hosted by Irvine Watchdog and moderated by our very own Prof Richard Matthew, Sept 29th 7pm. That might be necessary since not every candidate makes it possible for me to reach them for these nice little interviews I do over here. Kathleen Treseder will be our first look under those local candidates’ hoods.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Angélique Kidjo, “Sweet Lullaby”; Sinne Eeg & The Danish Radio Big Band, “Samba Em Comum,” We’ve Just Begun – album.
For the full hour is Andriy Strekhaliuk, Ukrainian entrepreneur, consultant in HR & organizational development, and instructor at local business school – currently assisting his country’s military. He paints a personal picture of one Ukrainian man and his family, as well as show particular intersections between Ukrainian and American institutions, while taking every opportunity to bring us along with Ukrainians’ rich culture. Along with this broadcast, the host urges a listen to the accompanying Part 2 below. Andriy offers a host of resources for listeners who want to be more than by-standers to the horrific invasion of Ukraine. Those include: https://prytulafoundation.org/en https://savelife.in.ua/en/; https://spendwithukraine.com/; https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatArtiStudio?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1209255865; https://www.facebook.com/valerii.pekar – thinker and entrepreneur; https://www.facebook.com/andrij.bondar – author https://www.facebook.com/volodymyr.yermolenko – philospher, journalist
Part 2: This is a continuation of Andriy Strekhaliuk’s personal accounts of his participation in the EuroMaidan movement and how that contributes to the capacity that is rallying in Ukraine’s nation building – before, during, and after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. He closes with some family notes. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ASPart2.mp3
Alex Armlovich, senior housing policy analyst at the Niskanen Center weighs in on how empty nesters are trapped in the single-family huts, and how young homeowners are shut out. The barriers toward solving this are as persistent as they are increasingly formidable.
In the second segment (minute 32:30), it’s that time of the year for the Annual UCI MIND Alzheimers conference, it’s their 33rd and it’s a hybrid event for the first time. Megan Witbracht, Associate Director of Education at the UCI, offers the highlights and the secret sauce blend of leading-edge topics and invited experts for all you prospective attendees this September 9th, 8am-3:15 p.m. Irvine or in your home. Details for the conference are available at: https://conference.mind.uci.edu/.
CRT Forward Tracking Project Director Taifa Alexander at UCLA’s Law School brings her Anti-CRT Mapping Project. Last spring on this show, involved O C parents zoomed in on their district. Director Alexander zooms out onto the national effort: to identify, track, and analyze local, state, and federal activity aimed at restricting the ability to speak truthfully about race, racism, and systemic racism.
In the second segment (minute 30:35), UCI ethnographer and anthropologist Roxanne Varzi has raised her creative game during Covid staying in place, with some beautiful, intentional pieces she’s created and produced, gauging our capacity to deal with challenges like oh climate, and Covid and the next scourge.
Returning to the show, wearing his public health cape is Andrew Noymer, UCI professor of epidemiology, speaking about the pox on all our households. He considered how Covid-19 and monkey pox test both healthcare systems and the media.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Tadaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, “Sakura Sakura,” WaJazz Japanese Jazz Spectacle, vol. 1 – album.
After Metropolitan Water District water pump mechanic Gina Chavez’ several appearances on this program, it’s her offsprings’ turn to take this the full hour to talk about growing up amidst her labor history and growing up in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Lucy Panuco, senior at Lake Havasu High School, and Milo Panuco, graduate of Parker High School; share their own experiences on their own terms. Their duet is chronicle of two identities, two high schools, and two career paths.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Radar State, “What’s a Rebel,” Strays – album.
For the full hour, UCI Political Science Professor Louis DeSipio considers how and at what rate the GOP is managing to draw Latino voters away from the Democratic Party. Among the factors he explores are: Latino identities, regions in the country, gender, wedge issues, and the campaign approaches both tactics & strategies tailored to each and every demographic segment/niche.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Los Ángeles Azules, “Mis Sentimientos,” ft. Ximena Sariñana.
For the full hour is Linda Kraemer, Orange County chapter co-chair of the Climate Reality Project. As we continue coverage of local climate actions we turn to Linda for her inestimably thorough pursuits, closely following local institutions’ energy distribution models in pursuit of lowering everyone’s, businesses’ and residents’, carbon footprints. Means for following up: https://www.climaterealityoc.com/ or LKTeamTalk@gmail.com. Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Electronic José González, “Swing EP,” Solomun Remix.