Bob Inglis, Executive Director of RepublicEn.org and former Congressman representing Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, offers wholesome and winning perspectives on climate change solutions. He moves mountains on climate change acceptance in business and in the Grand Ol’ Party. Details are available at:http://www.republicen.org/.
In the second segment (minute 33:45), Kate Melges, Ocean Plastics Campaigner for Greenpeace, directs our attention to the production end of the omnipresent plastics. Yeah, consumers can make better decisions, but the producers make it oh so hard for us. Their campaigns can be followed at: https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/oceans/.
Pull up a chair to a very different Thanksgiving table. Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer prize winner, journalist and immigration activist, brings essential perspectives from his new book Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, and his thriving “Define American” campaign, https://defineamerican.com/. JFK, who’s assassination was 45 years ago this week, wrote “A Nation of Immigrants,” a book that figures several times in Jose’s book. Copies of Dear America are available at: joseantoniavargas.com,or your favorite independent book dealer.
In the second segment (minute 31:00), Patricia Martz returns to the show, joined by Rebecca Robles, nurse and Acjachemen descendent, to unearth local Native American culture in our midst. Behold the cog wheel in Surf City! The Panhe annual celebration is scheduled on March 24, 2019. Details will be available at:http://www.ccrpa.com/.
The first guest is Colby Lenz, organizer and legal advocate with the CA Coalition for Women Prisoners and the Transgender Advocacy Group, who is in a dash to have Governor Brown commute as many sentences as possible before he crosses the finish line of his 4th and final term as governor of California. Concerned parties can follow up with: https://survivedandpunished.org/freethemca/.
In the second half (min 28:10) UCI political science professor Kristen Renwick Monroe considers the backlash to #MeToo with prescriptions toward a constructive resolution. Her manuscript, soon to be published, is entitled “Ending Sexual Harassment: Protecting the Process of #FreeThemAll AND #MeToo.”
The Midterm elections are here. In keeping with our ritual on elections, it’s “Ask A Voter,” and we check around the country: Monique Wong at the UCI polling place, (min 1:28); Sue Jones in Madison, WI, (min 9:00); Ann Bidlingmaier in Tallahassee, FL (min 21:53); and Marcos Scauso in South Bend, IN (min 36:00). Vote. Get your friends, families, and co-workers out to vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need!