Banning Ranch in Newport Beach AND How CARE Deals with UCI Sexual Offenses

Amidst the breaking news about the Banning Ranch development and the recent firing of California Coastal Commission Director Charles Lester, Banning Ranch Conservancy President Terry Welsh offers a considered look at the options before the CCC concerning the Newport Beach development. Resources: and, for the next California Coastal Commission meeting to consider this project, at their Long Beach venue May 11,12, or 13.

Dr. Mandy Mount, Director of the UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education, picks up where she left us a year ago, on matters of consent, and presents new holistic healing practices consistent with UCI’s culturally diverse population of students.  GreenDot training is ongoing. Take Back the Night takes place this year on 4/20.  All manner of resources available at: 949-831-9110, Community Services Programs 24 hour hotline; 949-824-7273; Office of Dean of Students – Student Conduct 949-824-5590.

Register, Debate, Vote, Repeat AND Your Brain Isn’t Done with You, Yet

Tracy La, Carolina Burciaga, and Rachel Montanye, co-commissioners and interns of 60 by 16, the Associated Students of U C I (ASUCI)’s official voter registration campaign, take up the charge of getting all you Anteaters to participate in this year’s elections.  Stay tuned for upcoming debates and other electoral events,  Register, vote, realize the dividends of being an adult, and  r e p e a t.

Director of Working Memory and Plasticity Lab, Professor Susanne Jaeggi, at UCI’s School of Education, currently calling for recruits for her research on memory training for seniors, will make our brains malleable with her really interesting findings about plasticity of our brains over our life time. If you are interested or would like more information, her lab manager Chelsea Parlett, is waiting for your call at (949) 824-2439, or email:, or check out

“Plutocrats United” AND DREAMers Welcome at UCI

UCI Law School professor and voting rights scholar Rick Hasen, brings to our waves his brand new book, “Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections,” published by Yale University Press.  Political equality is on the line, like never before.

During the second half of the show, Ana Barragon, Dreamers coordinator at UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships, brings along one shining beneficiary of UCI’s immigration services and staff member, Aureliano Davila. Office hours vary each quarter, so call 949-824-6390 or 949-824-5762; or check out and, for the resources you need or the next deadline not to miss.

Nollywood For Our Consideration AND Besides The Super Bowl

Funmi Arewa, UCI law school and anthropology professor; Dayo Ogunyemi, CEO of 234 Media; Michelle Bello, director and CEO of Blu Star Entertainment Ltd.; and Charles Novia, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and social commentator, and essayist – are today’s full cast covering the broader and finer points of Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. This week UCI hosts a forum of film viewings and multi-disciplined workshops ending on Friday, 2-5-16. Details at:

Alan Gibbons, editor at Orange Coast Magazine, returns to the show to offer generous servings of what you can do with the six hour grant of time that others will squander on watching this Sunday’s Super Bowl.