CA’s 4th Climate Change Assessment AND OC’s Climate Action Campaign

John Laird, Governor Brown’s appointment as California Secretary for Natural Resources, takes up the California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment with menacing trends that the state stares down; this in advance of the Global Climate Action Summit to be held Sept. 12-14th in San Francisco. Details are available at:

In the second segment (min 16:10), Robin Ganahl, Orange County Organizer for the Climate Action Campaign, presents a trove of municipal activity right here in Irvine and around Orange and San Diego Counties. Upcoming events to plug into are available at:

Greenpeace Ups Brown’s Game AND Domestic Violence Intersections with the Vagaries of Immigration Policy

Greenpeace is engaging the public to raise Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change leadership game in time for next month’s Global Climate Action Summit hosted in San Francisco. Covering that is Greenpeace Senior Climate Campaigner/attorney, Naomi Ages. Assignments related to “Brown’s Last Chance Campaign” are regularly posted by texting 877-877 and typing CLIMATE. More news is posted at:

In the second segment (min 17:53), Jane Stoever, Director of UCI’s Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, and co-director of the Initiative to End Family Violence; and Julie Marzouk, formerly of Chapman University Law School and now a consultant; ponder the intersection of domestic violence and the WH immigration policy dealing with family separation. Information on how to get involved is available at: 949-824-9660 or 949-824-7916

Welcome Dean Tyrus Miller AND Wayward Artists Productions

The show offers a warm anteater welcome to our brand new dean of UCI’s School of Humanities, Tyrus Miller; let us listen to him make the case(s) for a more perfect union the Humanities way.

Then, keeping the civilization theme going in the second segment (min 38:35), is Craig Tyrl, artistic director of Wayward Artist productions, presenting his inestimable theater in beautiful downtown Santa Ana, 125 North Broadway. Information about the upcoming performances as well as their Kickstarter campaigns is available at:

Working Women Put Hospitality Into Perspective

Ada Briceno, co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11, a hotel and resort workers’ union – is joined by two women employed in the hospitality sector in Anaheim: June Mekker, a Disney Dining phone operator, a hotel concierge services worker, and a Union shop steward; and Veronica Chavez, a Disney housekeeper and a union organizer. They cover: Anaheim’s recently adopted City Council districts, the new minimum wage ordinance that has qualified for the Anaheim City general election ballot this 11-2018, and the rigors of extending hospitality to hotel guests.