Chris Bragg, Development Director of AIDS Services Foundation (ASF) of Orange County and ASF contributor extraordinaire Donald Hart talk about the 30th anniversary AIDS walk, the progress made, and the progress pending, in this public health arena. Don traces the same 30 plus years along his own path of survival. Information about the May 14th at 10 am, AIDS walk at the Mason Regional Park in Irvine is available at: http://www.ocasf.org/about-aids-walk-orange-county.html.
Local activist and engineer, Harvey Liss brings us up to date with the saga of underground soil testing at the new Portola High School site. Protocols for testing and remediation of agricultural waste will differ from those applied to military hazardous waste. News of these developments can be followed in https://testfortoxics.org/ and in the Irvine Community News and View.
In the second half of the show, culture impresario Henry Korn treats us, to biting satire in his brand new book Amerikan Krazy, published by Boffo Socko Books. Why now? Because he will be showcased at BC Space in Laguna Beach this Sunday, 3-20, at a very special Vernal Equinox celebration at 325 Forest Avenue. Resources to turn to include: http://www.henryjameskorn.com/ and http://www.bcspace.com/.
We take up and dispense with the myths that keep popping up about breastfeeding. Pediatric nurse and certified lactation consultant Vivien Earthman will amaze you with what we’ve stopped knowing generations ago about mothers’ milk. And the resources that she brings don’t stop either: http://ilca.org/, http://llli.org/,http://cdc.gov/,http://postpartum.net/,http://bfmed.org/, http://babyfriendlyusa.org/, and http://breastfeedinginc.ca/.
In the second half, a different kind of power couple, Bil and Anne Aulenbach, two veteran inmate literacy tutors in the READ/OC program talk of opening their hearts and minds toward training inmates to read, write and think critically. Working for Inmate Literacy is one of several programs where volunteers can become involved at Read/OC.
UCI Professor Daphne Lei and student director Desiree Nguyen, discuss the newly founded troupe Theater Woks, and the layers of being creative while Asian. They will present a staged play-reading of a hilarious play, at the Gillespie Performance Studios on March 8th at 8 p.m., http://www.arts.uci.edu/venue/william-gillespie-performance-studios. For more action on this front, watch for breaking news from “Theater Woks” at UCI.
In the second half, Costa Mesa activist and candidate to return to the City Council, Jay Humphrey has hopes for his Costa Mesa First initiative that would give citizens decision making authority on land use development with major impact. We’ll also have a window on what it means to lose in his 2014 City Council race, by a mere 47 votes. More information is available at: http://www.costamesa1st.com/.