People’s Climate March in Our Backyard AND “I Dream of Chang and Eng”

On the heels of last Saturday’s March for Science, Roger Gloss and Carl Mariz, activists with the local UN Sustainable Cities chapter, promote the local People’s Climate Action’s events on April 29. Information about 9-4 pm program is available at: and

Then (min 26:15 ) on to this year’s Clare Trevor School of the Arts’ season’s theme “Them.” UCI Drama professor/dramaturg Daphne Lei and director/Ph.D. candidate Ricardo Rocha discuss the upcoming play “I Dream of Cheng and Eng,” with some special features and some firsts. The play will run at the Robert Cohen Theater from 4/29-May 7. Tickets are available at the UCI Box Office 949-824-2787 and In addition to the talk backs scheduled on 4/30 and 5/5, are the special forums: 5/4 “Making it in the Asian American “Showbiz” Conversation with Snehal Desai and 5/6, “Thrive in Difference: An Interdisciplinary Conference; “ additional information is available at: and for  reservations are necessary.

Russian-American Affairs This Week

The whole hour is devoted to button down analysis by Russian scholar, Margaret “Peggy” Maradudin. Her nuanced insight stems from decades of study of Russia and Vladimir Putin. Sources available in English, that she recommends to listeners includes: , the following books “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, by Peter Pomerantsev; ” All the Kremlin’s Men,” by Mikail Zygar; and The Invention of Russia, from Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War,” by Arkady Ostrovsky. Recommended electronic media recommendations include: Novaya Gazeta, Vice News, and Dozhd TV. Ms. Maradudin will return to the show in June for more rarifed coverage of Russian-American relations in these too interesting times.

Start Your Pitching Engines AND 314 Action and Your Planet

Jared Ruth, Director of Field Marketing for California at Cox Business, considers the entrepreneurial domain in our local economy. He also posts essential details about Cox’s “Get Started OC” an entrepreneur competition, open to the public, in Irvine (AV Building 16500 Scientific Way) on April 26, 6-9 p.m. Details are available at:

UCI astrophysics and cosmology professor Dr. Kevork Abazajian, (min 28:30) speaks in his capacity as California coordinator and Board Member for 314 Action ( His efforts to explain elaborate issues about our climate to Members of Congress, provide an exemplary model for constituents to become involved in consequential policy making. Upcoming related events include: March for Science (4/22/17),; and People’s Climate Science March (4/29/17)

Affordable Healthcare, STAT

Dr. Bill Honigman, emergency room physician in Orange County and CA State coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) returns to the program to examine California’s and the nation’s prospect for healthcare reform. Details on SB562, sponsored by CA State Senator Ricardo Lara (Long Beach), are available at: Details about special forums, including the one on 4/8 2-4 pm at the Garden Grove Community Center are also posted on that website. PDA can be followed at: