Honey, Who Shrunk My Voting Rights? AND Counting Down at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

UCI Law School Professor Rick Hasen and UCI Political Science Professor Louis DeSipio consider the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and the many states’ recent moves subsequent to the decision. More commentary from Rick Hasen is available at: http://electionlawblog.org/. Edward Randolph, Energy Division Director of the California Public Utilies Commission talks about the costs of decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant for all stakeholders, including rate payers. He also takes up energy saving incentive schedules that vary between business and residential users. More information on upcoming hearings concerning the decommissioning and other processes can be followed at: www.cpuc.ca.gov/? .Voting Rights Act AND San Onofre Today

New Swan Theater’s Sizzling Summer 2013 Season AND 350.org and the Sizzling Planet

UCI School of the Arts Drama Director, Eli Simon in talking about this summer’s New Swan Theater season, offers a tribute to Dudley Knight. Emeritus Professor Knight, who was slated to perform in the title role of “King Lear”, passed away last month, with Henson Keys filling in as capably as anyone, to perform that special role. Eli Simon explains how the compellingly spare New Swan theater creates special circumstances for adapting the settings for: “King Lear,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and the “Fantasticks.” More information for tickets and other logistics is available at: www.arts.uci.edu/tickets or 949-824-2787. Appropriately taking on the heating up of summer as well as Mother Earth in general is Morissa Zuckerman, Fossil Free Fellow at 350.org. an advocacy group building a grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. www.350.org; offers many resources for following the movement including: Global Power Shift, Summer Heat, and the Divestment Campaign.New Swan Theater AND 350 Campaign

Democracies Now AND Eric Schmidt, Google Inhofe

Julie Fisher, expert and scholar on Civil Society and Democracy talks about the heady work of intrepid organizers covered in her recently published book, “Importing Democracy; The Role of NGO’s in South Africa, Tajikistan, and Argentina.” Her blog posts observations about budding democracies in crisis; as well books can be ordered at: www.importingdemocracy.org. She vows to return to the show to cover other countries’ uphill struggles, with another colleague. Watch KUCI for future program details. Brad Johnson, Campaign Manager for Forecast the Facts, introduces listeners to his organization founded Jan 2012. This grass organization monitors meteorologists around the country, both the climate-change denying and the enlightened kind, given the power that these highly visible broadcasters have in disseminating information to the general public. Johnson also speaks about Google CEO, Eric Schmidt’s recent $25,000/plate fundraiser for the reelection campaign of Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe – pondering the IT Giant’s interests with those of the most famous climate-change denier in the U.S. Senate. More information is available at: www.forecasthefacts.org      Importing Democracy AND Forecast the Facts

Progressive Demonstrations of Activism AND Under the Covers at Hoag Hospital

Carole Levers, local chapter leader with the Progressive Democrats of America, talks about PDA’s grassroots response to pending national legislation, including: Humphrey Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act; The Inclusive Prosperity Act; The Farm Bill and SNAP; and Credit Union financing small businesses. Tonight the North Orange County chapter will be hosting a dinner meeting, 6:30 PM Social Time 7:00 PM Meeting Starts, at Lascari’s Restaurant 1060 E. Imperial Hwy-Brea, Ida MacMurray will speak. rsvp on the website pdamerica.org or email Carole at celevers@yahoo.com Next we hear from Karen Clark, Retired partner of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and Board member of Women in Leadership taking up the impact on the community of the merger of Hoag Hospital with the St. Joseph Hospital system. Abortion services and end of life options are of central concern as the Ethical Religious Directives (12/2009) pronouncing what is permitted and forbidden, are incorporated into hospital care policy. As the California Attorney General’s office is reconsiders the process under which Hoag Hospital’s policies have been changed, listeners can write their concerns to Wendi Horwitz at wendi.horwitz@doj.ca  Progressive Activism AND Under Covers at Hoag Hospital

OC Labor Today AND The 2013-California Pacific Triennial at OCMA

Jennifer Muir, Assistant Manager for the Orange County Employees Association returns to the show to take up: the monument commissioned by the O.C. Fairgrounds Board to commemorate farm workers; the effect of the elimination of enterprise zones on workers; and the County’s failed Information technology contracts. The business of the Fairgrounds board can be followed on www.cfair.com Dan Cameron, Chief Curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, covers the recent opening of the 2013-California Pacific Triaennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. The exhibit at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, runs til 11/17/13. More information is available at: www.ocma.net, (949)750-1122. OC Labor Today AND The 2013-California Pacific Triennial at OCMA