Wild Fires Toll on Our Planet AND Free Range Parenting

UCI Chancellor’s Professor of Earth System Science James Randerson takes up his multi-faceted research on the complex havoc that wild fires wreak around the world. Many insights help us step up our game toward climate change. His particular regions of interest include Alaska, The Northwestern Territories in Canada, and the Amazon.

During the second half, a trio of UCI Cognitive Sciences and Logic & Philosophy of Science researchers: Ashley Jo Thomas, Barbara Sarnecka, and Kyle Stanford concerned about the epidemic of parental overreach, present their latest research on the morality of parental choices. The antidote to society’s willingness to implicate a parent not willing to meet steep supervisory standards might be: http://www.freerangekids.com/the-free-range-kids-parents-bill-of-rights/. Worthy reading: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/collabra.33; follow their important work and further developments at: http://www.cogsci.uci.edu/cogdev/Sarnecka/index.html.

Alzheimer’s Updates and Annual Conference AND International Relations Are Our Affair

UCI neuroscientist David Cribbs returns to the show, taking up BIO 101 on brain plaques and lesions, his own research, news about what might be a promising drug for the treatment of Alzheimers, and highlights of this year’s 9-30-16, 27th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease hosted in Irvine at 18000 Von Karman. Details are available at: http://www.alzoc.org/events/2016-research-conference/.

Then UCI’s int’l relations lecturer Paula Garb considers why foreign affairs matter to us all; definitely a bedrock of literate voting. She also presents UCI is plethora of esteemed institutions in which all are invited to take part: Center for Citizen Peace Building: http://www.peacebuilding.uci.edu/, Students for Global Peacebuilding: http://www.peacebuilding.uci.edu/programs/sgp/sgp.php, and the Olive Tree Initiative: http://www.olivetreeinitiative.org/. Paula Garb will return to these airwaves next January for details about the 5th annual Peace and Justice Week Summit 2017.

“American Mosaic: Picturing Art Through the Eye of Duncan Phillips”

Join us as we stroll through the Phillips Collection with Orange County Museum of Art Director and CEO Todd Smith. A visual feast, “American Mosaic” is possibly one of OCMA’s finest exhibitions. The exhibition continues through December 4th at 850 San Clemente, Newport Beach. For more information check out: http://ocma.net/ or call: (949) 759-1122.

“Chasing Water” Zen, Bikes, and Olympic Gold

Author and competitive swimmer, Constantine Markides offers his engaging book which he co-wrote with and about Anthony Ervin entitled, “Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian.” http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog-tag/chasing-water/. All those chapters cover a fascinating saga – and that was before his Rio Olympic triumph. Markides hears our plea for an epi-epilogue.

“Bringing Clean Energy to OC” AND Newport Banning Ranch High Noon Part III AND Working Memory the Transcranial Way

This show brims over the top with 3 guest segments:

Carl Mariz and Roger Gloss of Orange County for Climate Action, invite listeners to 9/10 and 9/15 forums in Irvine, promoting a local action template already operating in San Diego. All the details for these two forums are available http://occlimateaction.org/. Also follow Roger’s contemplation at: http://rogergloss.com/.

Then, Dr. Terry Welsh, Banning Ranch Conservancy President returns signaling what’s ahead on Sept. 7th with the CA Coastal Commission’s agenda at its Newport Beach meeting – the Newport Banning Ranch proposal, http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html.

Finally, we’ll hear from UCI’s Jacky Au, about his leading-edge brain plasticity research toward improving working memory. Follow this research at either http://wmp.education.uci.edu/ or http://hnl.ss.uci.edu/.