Honoring Veterans at UCI AND The Culture of Fear, Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things

Today we honor two veterans affiliated at UC Irvine: Army Specialist Jessica Garcia, and Army Staff Sargent Tanishia Santana. Besides talking about their service and transitioning back to very busy civilian lives and student lives, these women spoke about their research that they are conducting toward finishing their bachelor degrees at UCI. Jessica Garcia explored healthcare for veteran women over the years, from Vietnam to the present. Tanishia covered her research entitled, “A Comparison of Military Sexual Trauma and Dispositions of Reported Cases in the U.S. Military and Israeli Defense Force.” More information about veterans services at UCI is at: www.veteran.uci.edu or on Facebook: UCIrvine Services. Barry Glassner; Sociologist, Author, and President of Lewis and Clark College talks about the continued relevance of his book first published in 1999 with a revised edition in 2010: “The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things.” The discussion begs a new edition with the unfolding of events since the book’s last publication.       Honoring Vets AND The Culture of Fear

Cleaner Commuting the ZevNet Way AND UCI Disaster Medicine on Professional and Civilian Responses Post Boston Marathon Bombing

Dr. Tim Brown, Technology Manager for Sustainable Transportation and Energy at the Advanced Power and Energy Program at UCI, talks about the all new plug-in hybrid vehicle sharing pilot program called Zevnet. The Scion iQ electric vehicle’s many fine features and benefits are now being tested with leading-edge opportunity in our midst! More information is available at: www.zevnet.org or 877-378-9476 Returning to AAL, Drs. Kristi Koenig and Carl Schultz, Directors at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences at UCI review the lessons learned from the emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombings. Both the professional and the civilian roles in this and other disasters are stressed. Additional resources are available at: http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams, another for red cross volunteers: http://www.redcross.org/support/volunteer and for National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), the site is: http://www.nvoad.org/    Commuting with ZevNet AND UCI Disaster Medicine Post Boston Marathon Bombing

Secrets, Dyes, and Video Takes

Author/illustrator, Ricardo Cortes talks about his latest book: “A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola.” Other titles for which he’s sketched include: “Its Just a Plant, a children’s story of marijuana,” “Go the F*** to Sleep,” Adam Mansbach’s bedtime story for adults, and the G-rated follow-up “Seriously, Just Go to Sleep.” “Yes, I can!” The Story of the Jamaican Bobsled Team, and “I Don’t Want To Blow You Up!,” a coloring book covering famous Muslims who are not terrorists. Coffee.Coca.Cola.com and akashikbooks.com are founts of more information. Congratulations are due the guests in the second half of the show, for their students were successful in winning the California regional in the Vans Competition: University High School fine arts teachers Hali Kessler and Dana Kramer. On the show they also covered the extensive range of art media done by their students along with others from around Orange County currently on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center entitled 1,000 Words, already open this week. More information about that installation is available at irvinefinearts.org or 949-724-6880. International recognition comes to several students whose work is on display at the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway, from April 21st on. The teachers also discuss the art core program to be established at Uni High.  Secrets, Dyes, and Video Takes

Cradle to Career: Kenya AND The Art Maven Adjusts Your Screen

Jene Meece, founder and executive director for Cradle to Career: Kenya, returns to the program for updates on the Athi River residences and school for Kenyan orphans and children at risk of severe poverty. She showcases the May speaker series intended for raising awareness about many African issues: May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd, and May 30th. More information is available at: 949-533-9569 or www.c2ckenya.org Art Maven Phyllis Lutjeans entreats listeners to consider fine art on terms more personal than is usually considered. She invites listeners to join her salon, “The Art Crowd” which she has been conducting for over 20 years. More information about this opportunity is available by contacting her at: artcrowd@cox.net  Cradle to Career: Kenya AND The Art Maven Adjusts Your Screen