It’s Passover, Holy Week, and Nowruz celebrations continue. This is the backdrop for how we navigate the homeless crisis amidst the holiest of the holiest in Orange County and especially in our fair town of Irvine. Mohammed Aly, attorney and founder of the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition, along with Morgan Denges and Jordan Hoiberg of the Orange Co Catholic Worker, bring us right up to the latest policy laps in the run to settle unsheltered, homeless residents of Orange County. This broadcast occurred at the same time that the OC Board of Supervisors convened to hear from parties around the County on this issue. Looking further for some room in the inn.
UCI Climate Scientist and oceanographer Keith Moore shares what his research team’s leading-edge, global models are learning about trends with phytoplankton, the menu supporting fish populations. More details about their findings are recently published in Science :http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1139/tab-pdf.
In the second segment, Elizabeth Brown, President of the Laguna Greenbelt, will oversee the Wildlife Corridor Project coming to fruition while honoring the 50th anniversary of the Laguna Canyon conservation. Didn’t happen on it’s own; a lot of locals have been working tirelessly to keep that project alive. Follow their progress at: http://lagunagreenbelt.org/ and at all the usual social media hangouts.
The first segment guests are: Martha Wheelock of Wild West Women films; and Zoe Nicholson, creator and performer; both a veritable brain trust of women’s movements and women’s worth over the ages. Ms. Nicholson’s upcoming production will be staged in Long Beach on 3/30: Tea With Alice and Me. Not that Alice, but the American revolutionary Alice Paul (1885-1972), at the Beverly O’Neill Theater, 6:30 p.m. 300 Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or at http://www.missalicepaul.com/.
In the segment Charles Blek, of the OC Chapter of the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun Violence has much to say since his 1/23/18 appearance, leading up to walk-outs scheduled for 3/14 in OC and around the nation on 3/24. Joining him are two San Juan Hills High School seniors and activists, Olivia Fu and Kate Finman, organizing locally on both of those days with the bridges they’ve built over their local political divide, #NeverAgain, https://marchforourlives.com/, @sjhstudentwalkout on Instagram and FB; or SOC4Change . Details for the Great American Write-In taking place in the morning, are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/33rd-annual-great-american-write-in-registration-42648170827. T OC location for the March 24 March For Our Lives will be located at Centennial Park 3000 W. Edinger Ave. Santa Ana.
UCI professor of neurobiology and anatomy, and co-director of the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis, Dr. Daniele Piomelli, moves past the prejudices and speaks to the need for fully researching the use of cannabis, now that recreational use of cannabis is legal in CA. Critical areas to be attended to are: age specific impacts of cannabis on the brain, determining the extent to which cannabis influences one’s ability to drive, and how cannabis pain management might help in dealing with the opiate crisis. Guest co-host is UCI PhD candidate in neurobiology, and VP of Science Policy Group, Terra White.