Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Don Lipstein, Peer Mentor Coordinator, and surviving father of Navy Master at Arms 2 Joshua Lipstein, talks about an organization uniquely qualified to address the concerns of survivors of veterans. Joshua Lipstein; son, husband, and father, took his own life in March 2011. This interview honors how far Don Lipstein has come in dealing with his own grief and in helping others cope. More information about TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), which was initiated in 1994, is available at: or (800)959-TAPS (8277)Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

The Latino Journey to Financial Goal Setting

Louis Barajas, personal finance and business expert, addresses the complexities of Latino households in aspiring to and meeting the fullest potential of their financial goals. With examples provided from local experiences, this author of “The Latino Journey to Financial Greatness – 10 Steps to Creating Wealth and Happiness for You and Your Family,” frankly talks about the barriers Latino families’ must overcome for more financial stability and is a source for more information.The Latino Journey to Financial Goal Setting

Barclay Theater on Chopping Block AND Reconsidering Cesar Chavez

Irvine Barclay Theater President Doug Rankin, and culture/media critic Jim Washburn, as Irvine and Costa Mesa residents respectively, talk about the regional cultural, political, and civic benefits of the Barclay Theater. Tonight the majority of the Irvine City Council will propose cutting substantial funding for this special venue. Details are available at: and Matt Garcia, writer, historian, and academic; covers the farm workers movement while talking about his latest book, “From The Jaws of Victory, The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement,” hot off the UC Press, and recent winner of the Philip Taft Award. Currently Professor of Transborder Studies and History at Arizona State University, Garcia demythologizes Cesar Chavez while acknowledging the uncanny contributions of the multitude of United Farmer Workers activists. Media and others can contact Garcia at:   Barclay Theater on Chopping Block AND Reconsidering Cesar Chavez


Fright of Extreme Workouts AND The Rite of Spring

Dr. Justin Lin, licensed, certified doctor of physical therapy, with his own practice in Tustin, cautions us on fad workouts, and offers advise in seeking professional trainers and therapists. His practice website, www.rehabandrevive.comprovides additional resources. Other useful links include: and as well as Covering a monumental, local cultural event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first performance of The Rite of Spring, are UCIrvine Claire Trevor Bren School of the Arts Dance Dept. faculty John Crawford and Lisa Naugle. Their collaboration, The Sacre, will be staged at the Samueli Theater around the corner from the Pacific Symphony’s performance of the Rite of Spring on June 6, 7, and 8. All details pertaining to this multi-faceted, multi-media, multi-staged program are available at or by calling 714-755-5799. Innumerable UCI School of the Arts All Stars are involved in presenting this phenomenal Sacre collaboration.   Fright of Extreme Workouts AND The Rite of Spring