Solarize Irvine Starts at UniHills AND “Taming of the Shrew” at New Swan Theater

Along with University Hills neighbor/activist Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, April Price at Community Environmental Council talk about the recent launching of a University Hills solar residential project, Solarize Irvine. The deadline to get in on this group discount is July 30th. Information for an assessment of your City of Irvine home is available at: or by calling April herself at: 805-963-0583 x101.

The second segment (min 31:59) features the program’s annual ritual of welcoming the New Swan Theater Shakespeare festival, the sixth annual, here at U C Irvine. Director Beth Lopes talks about her production of “Taming of the Shrew” and discusses how William Shakespeare is understood or not in 2017. Information about all festival events and tickets to see “The Tempest” and “Shrew” is available at:,,, and 949-824-2787.

Crooks and Kompromats; Current Russian-American Affairs

Peggy Maradudin, local Russian analyst extraordinaire, returns with more context for the latest developments in Russian and interactions between heads of state. Sergeys Lavrov and Kislyak are mentioned, to clarify references in the latter half of the program. Two readings recommended from this interview: “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible,” by Peter Pomerantsev; and “Red Notice,” by Bill Browder. Ms. Maradudin will return to this show in advance of the March 2018 Russian elections.

UCI Wonderwomen Climate Science Grad Students AND “Art As Protest” in Santa Ana

Alyssa Braciszewski Frederick, Elizabeth Hemming-Schroeder, and Kimberly Duong; UCI graduate students studying climate science lift the curtain after having visited a dozen (mainly) Californian Congressional offices in Washington, D.C. If they came away changed, imagine how changed you will be by their observations of these privileged interactions. They’ll be convening a webinar 6-15-17, at 5 p.m. PDT; details are available at:

During the second segment of the show (minute 30:49), Tyler Stallings, artistic director at UC Riverside’s Center of the Arts, in his capacity as juror, leads us around the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art’s current exhibit “Art As Protest,” open through 7/8. Special events staged at the OCCCA space for your cultural levitation include: 6/17 the play “Seven,” and the 6/29 performance by the Pacific Symphony. Details are available at:

Stormy Weather; Calling Out Our Distant and Recent History

Michele Goodwin, UCI Law School Professor and commentator extraordinaire takes us to a memorable and deeper level of identity politics . With the full hour, she offers critical insights about our consumption and construct of history over the generations and cenuturies, as the stakes in public health and equal protection, are raised by the hour. It’s also a fine time to cover this year’s Juneteenth commemoration in Orange County on 6-17 from 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. at 18100 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach. Presented this year by: OC Learning Black History, the Santa Ana Black Historical Society, and the OC NAACP; Orange County’s Third annual event will be celebrated adjacent to the Huntington Beach Central Park Public Library. More information is available at: 714-377-0659, or at the OC Learning Black History Facebook page.