COVID-19: In Medical and in Psycho-social Terms

In what we all know to be a highly fluid and changeable situation, we cover the medical and psychological aspects of COVID-19, at this particular moment.  First we hear from Dr. Michele Cheung pediatric epidemiologist at the O C Health Agency who speaks to the medical issues.   Ongoing updates at the OCHA are available at:800-564-8448 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. or http://www.ochealthinfo.com/.
1) To apply for Medi-Cal and CalWORKs benefits, review your case information, request a replacement benefits card and submit verifications, please visit www.mybenefitscalwin.org  or call SSA’s Service Center at (800) 281-9799
2) To apply for CalFresh benefits, review case information and submit verifications, please visit www.getcalfresh.org
3)To apply for General Relief benefits or for continuing case information, please call (800) 281-9799 or you can fax an application to (714) 825-3155 or the Center for Disease Control at: https://www.cdc.gov/.
4)To apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) or for questions related to ongoing IHSS cases, call (714) 825-3000.
 
In the second segment (minute 28:09) Professor Roxane Silver, of UCI’s Department of Psychological Science, Department of Medicine, and Program in Public Health, returns to the program to take up the psycho-social aspects.

U C Students Mobilize for COLA AND “Living Out” at Robert Cohen Theater

Returning to Ask A Leader is UCI Lecturer and labor organizer Keith Danner, to take up the mobilizing of UC system academic student employees to keep up with their living costs while they serve students.  He also has some insight on how his own peers have stakes in the breaking health and economic developments.

In the second half (minute 24:11), UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts director Jane Page, and actors: Ariella Kvashny and Crystal Kim are involved in a wonderful production of Lisa Loomer’s comic drama “Living Out.”  Performances continue through March 15th, tickets are available at the box office, (949) 824-2787 or https://www.arts.uci.edu/boxoffice
 And yes, the program’s definitely got a through line  – the haves and the have nots; a bit more not having than having.

Ask A Voter California Primary 2020

Welcome to the CA Primary 2020 edition of “Ask A Voter.” This is an historic three month adjustment to CA’s primary with lots on our ballot besides presidential candidates. Factoids galore: CA has 415 delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination. The races within OC, many of which we covered right here, include: OC Brd of Supervisors Dists 1 & 3; House of Representatives Districts 38, 39, 45, 47, 48, and 49; State Senate Districts. 29 & 37; State Assembly Districts 68, 69, 72, 73, & 74; OC Board of Education Areas 1, 3, & 4. Today’s show we’re all over the political spectrum, folks with history, intention, and ideas for our deliberation: Laiseng Saechao – Asian Pacific Environmental Network Political Director and She The People affiliate; Alan Beek – Retired computer designer/Nixon campaigner/current Radio KPFK board member (minute 13:00); Alex Loniak – Orange Coast College President of Young Republicans (unfortunate no-show); Sophie Prettyman-Beauchamp (filmmaker) & Angelica Sheen (AWS Cloud Management employee) – Radio KUCI DJ’s and UCI graduates (minute 20:16); and Randy Lioz – Better Angels CA Director (minute 34:04). Once your ballots are submitted you can camp out on the following websites: http://apen4ej.org/https://www.shethepeople.org/, and https://www.better-angels.org/california/.  

Meet OC Brd of Supervisor Dist. 1 Candidate Kim Nguyen AND OC Brd of Education Area 4 Candidate Jordan Brandman

We’re still in the horse race free zone, folks; more important than ever with the punditry stifling worthy discussion about policy. Our first guest is Kim Bernice Nguyen, Garden Grove Council Member, running against: Andrew Do the incumbent, Miguel Polido, and Sergio Contreras, for the OC Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. This dist includes: Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster and portions of Fountain Valley.

Then, in the second segment (minute 31:00), we will hear from Anaheim City Council Member Jordan Brandman, who will talk about his bid running for the open seat for Orange County Board of Education Area 4, which includes: La Habra, Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, Anaheim, and Buena Park.

Meet O C Brd of Supervisor Dist. 3 Incumbent/Candidate Don Wagner

Returning to AAL is O C Board of Supervisor District 3 incumbent and local attorney, Don Wagner, who won the Supervisorial seat in the 3/12/19 special election.  District 3 includes portions of Anaheim and Irvine, as well as Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and unincorporated Silverado and Trabuco Canyons. He considers the budget, emergency housing in the housing mix, the 30 year backlog of sexual assault kits, Board of Supervisors’ relationship with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and his campaign endorsements and financing.

Meet OC Brd of Education Area 1 Incumbent/Candidate Beckie Gomez AND OC Brd of Education Area 4 Candidate Paula Chaffee

Helping you out with your 3/3/20 ballot that you’ve received in the mail, we continue with local election coverage, in this horse race free zone! First we hear from Beckie Gomez, incumbent running for another term on the OC Board of Education’s Area 1; which includes: Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana and Tustin.

In the second segment (minute 27:52) we meet Paulette Chaffee running for Trustee on the OC Board of Education’s Area 4, which includes: La Habra, Brea, Fullerton, Placentia Anaheim, and Buena Park.

Meet O C Board of Supervisor Dist. 3 Candidate Ashley Aitken AND UNITE HERE Local 11 Rallies at Airports

As we continue our focus on local candidates in the CA 3/3 Primary, we shall first hear from Ashleigh Aitken about her challenging the incumbent in the 3rd District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. This district includes: portions of Anaheim and Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and Silverado and Trabuco Canyons. She is a former federal prosecutor and part of the Leadership Council of the United to End Homelessness OC.

In the second segment (Minute 30:40), Ada Briceño; co-president of UNITE HERE Local 11, a hotel and resort workers’ union and Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, posts us on organizing at John Wayne Airport, LAX, and Loyola Marymount University. Clergy Laity United For Economic Justice (CLUE), has all the details for showing up and supporting the workers this Thursday, 2/13, at John Wayne noon-4 p.m.: aoverton@cluejustice.org or 661-373-8679. Details about UNITE HERE Local 11’s 3 day fast, 2/12-2/14, at LAX include: Fast begins 6 am 2/12 near 6901 W Imperial Highway, Inglewood; 2/13 fasters are available 9 am- 6 pm at LAX upper/departures level between Bradley and Terminal 4; 2/14 fasters continue at same site 1 pm after morning appearance at LA City Council, fast breaking ceremony 5:30 pm on this day.

OC Registrar of Voters Rolls Out New Systems for CA Primary AND Meet CA State Senate Candidate Katrina Foley

As our vote-by-mail ballots are heading this week to our residences, OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley walks us through all the changes occurring here in the 3/3/2020 CA Primary. A good place to hang out during these next several weeks is: https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/.

In the second segment (minute 28:27), Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley (D) talks policy in her campaign for State Senate District #37, challenging incumbent John Moorlach (R). Join us as we cover state policies as they pertain to daunting trends. David Min (D) also challenging the incumbent, will be on next week’s show.

Calling “All Of Us” Participants AND Meet OC Dept. of Education Area 3 Candidate Andy Thorburn

Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, Director of Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute at UCI, offers very current commentary about the National Institutes of Health “All of Us” research program of which UCI is part. The study will include 1 million participants around the country. Information is available at: 949-824-0281, allofus@uci.edu, #JoinAllofUs, and https://allofus.health.uci.edu/.

In the second segment (minute 26:53) is Andy Thorburn, the only candidate challenging incumbent Ken Williams in the Area 3 Orange County Board of Education. Local coverage of the CA Primary will continue through March 3rd.

Meet OC Dept. of Education Trustee Incumbent and Candidate Ken Williams

“Ask A Leader” CA primary candidate coverage will be focusing on several local races. We begin with Dr. Ken Williams incumbent running for another term on the OC Board of Education’s Area 3, which includes Irvine. In subsequent weeks we’ll hear from candidates running in OCBE’s Areas 1, 3, and 4.