Immigration Law and the new White House

Jennifer Chacón, UCI professor of law, offers definitive analysis of the status of immigration policy heading into the Trump administration. Undocumented UC students, or an undocumented family member of the UC system (parent or spouse), qualify for assistance from the University of California Undocumented Students Legal Services Center. They can contact UCUSLSC at Students may qualify for assistance with their DACA renewal applications or screening for other potential remedies, but they need to contact UCUSLSC for more information. Also, those in OC looking to renew DACA applications should call the Public Law Center at (714) 541-1010. They are having some renewal fairs.

This Friday night, Dec 2nd at 8 pm, University Synagogue in Irvine will host a special post-election discussion lead by Rabbi Rachlis with special guest UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Details at:

“Our Class,” by Tadeusz Slobodzianek AND Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Appeal to Adults in the D.C. Room

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Director Jane Page and Actors Emily Daley and Sam Massaro present “Our Class,” a play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek. Performances run at the Experimental Media Performance Lab (Contemporary Arts Center) December 1-4; evenings 8pm, on Dec 1-3; and Matinees 2pm on Dec 3-4. CTSA Box Office:,, (949) 824-2787.

In the second segment, Citizens’ Climate Lobby activist Mark Tabbert returns to the show fresh from his meetings last week with Congressional offices on both sides of the aisle. On Dec. 8, the organization will host a viewing of an episode of “Years of Living Dangerously,” in Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, and Brea. Details are available at:

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund AND Awaiting UC Pharmacist Contraception Protocol

Lauren Kurtz, executive director of Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, supports and defends climate scientists undermined by political and ideological challenges in the national political area. With the new occupant of the White House, the pressures on essential research are only mounting. Information for attorneys and others who wish to step up is available at: Stay tuned on this show’s upcoming 12-6-16 broadcast Trump transition team updates with climate scientist Professor Michael Mann.

In the second guest segment UCI 3rd year law students: Ali Chabon, Laura Lively, and Olivia Weber make the case for the UC system to implement the California law (SB 493) for campus pharmacists to dispense contraception without a prescription. Their op-ed piece was published in the LA Times 10-5-16, For updates and further involvement these ladies can be contacted at:;; and


Ask A Voter From OC, to Miami, and on to Madison

Welcome to our standing tradition on election days. We morph the show into Ask A Voter in honor of citizens around the country who participate in the electoral process. Telling their voter stories today are: UCI Chancellor Dr. Howard Gillman (minute 2); UCI College Republican Carl Olson (minute 13); Miami Beach, Florida resident and retired university administrator, Deborah Van Cleve (minute 22); and finally Madison, Wisconsin and Get Out The Vote activists, Caryl Terrell and Claudia Pogreba (minute 34). Look to your local registrar of voters administration for all the information you need to vote while polling places remain open.

Local Election 2016 Part V: Irvine Mayoral Candidate Don Wagner, Irvine City Council Candidate Christina Shea, and Irvine Mayoral Candidate Katherine Daigle

We wrap up the local candidate coverage with Irvine Mayoral Candidate Don Wagner, (minute 1:29); Irvine City Council Candidate Christina Shea, (minute 22:36); and Irvine Mayoral Candidate Katherine Daigle (minute 42:00). With the steep uptick of mailings, commercials, and anonymous yard signs – let’s see what a million dollars of campaign funding might buy.