University of Pennsylvania physician, researcher, and bio-ethicist, Dr. Jason Karlawish, talks about his wonderful piece of historical fiction entitled, “Open Wound; The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont,” published by the University of Michigan Press. Based on a true story, his novel will be the platform from which we cover medical research values from the 19th century to the present. Jason Karlawish can be followed at: http://www.pennadc.org/, http://www.jasonkarlawish.com/, and http://www.makingsenseofad.org/.
UCI Drama professor Dr. Daphne Lei presents an upcoming production to be staged May 4th and 5th at the Winifred Smith Hall at UCI, entitled “¡Diversi…Qué? ” It is an original play researched, adapted, written, and performed by UCI Drama students, now the 3rd annual event of this stellar project. More information about the process and the productions is available at: https://www.facebook.com/dramatictransformations and https://dramatictransformations.wordpress.com/.
Claire Trevor Bren School of the Arts’ ever-enterprising Drama Professor Jane Page, returns to the show, this time with 3 MFA directors: Sara Betts, Travis Kendrick, and Paul Cook presenting on campus April 30-May 2nd, “The Shakespeare Shorts Festival.” Details about these and other productions are available at: http://illuminations.uci.edu/.
Next we look behind the closed door meeting between local Citizens Climate Change activist Bruce Tierney and Congresswoman Mimi Walters of District 45. Fellow CCL activist, Mary Clumek joins Tierney to talk about how their method of approaching policy makers has relevance for other grassroots organizations. The next month meeting will be held at:May 2nd next time, at St. Michael’s Episcopalian at 3233 Pacific View Drive in Corona Del Mar; details about the next weekly introductory phone call are available at: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/.
Ann Widney, UCI’s Emergency Services Manager, helps prepare and pack us, before the Big One shakes. Resources toward preparing include: http://www.ready.gov/, http://sites.uci.edu/emergencymanagement/, or Anne’s contact information: 949-824-7147.
Peter Ditto, UCI professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, presents Dr. Sean Wojcik”s and his findings published in the March issue of Science, “Conservatives report, but liberals display greater happiness.” Additional exhaustive research can be followed in Professor Ditto’s Hot Cognition Lab at: http://sites.uci.edu/peterdittolab/ and http://www.yourmorals.org/.
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Professor and Director Jane Page, with MFA students Kelsey Miller, and Sam Arnold speak briefly about some very special Shakespearean encounters to which local listeners will be treated. Much, much more at: http://illuminations.uci.edu/. Jane Page will return shortly to the show with more, fresh programming. The larger share of AAL is devoted to Jolene Hui, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Los Angeles area and the Membership Coordinator in southern California chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) joins Kurt Wellman, the director of the same NAS California Chapter, who take stock of the range of the services, missions, and tribulations of their profession. Resources for the organization are available at: http://helpstartshere.org/, http://www.beasocialworker.org/, and http://www.naswca.org/.