As “Ask A Leader” becomes “Ask A Neighbor,” we continue our hyper-local focus, to serve our community in the age of COVID. We hear first from atmospheric researcher and lecturer and climate activist Shahir Masri, who returns on the heels of the 50th annual commemoration of Earth Day, taking up the pandemic collision course with climate change and how Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, squares with climate policy. In the second segment (minute 36:27), Madelynn Hirneise, Chief Executive Officer of Families Forward, speaks to how her a nonprofit is meeting a multitude of needs of local families in extraordinary times. Operation notes: 8 Thomas Irvine, M-F 10am-2 pm, 949-552-2727, and https://www.families-forward.org.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MasriHirneisepod4-28-20.mp3
UCI Humanities Professor Mimi Long, along with students: Summer Pagaduan, Lori Sinanian, and another student, mobilize on behalf of renters adjacent to the UCI campus, advocating for relief from the terms of their Irvine Company leases, while they hunker down with parents elsewhere amidst the early closure of the UCI 2019-20 academic year. In social media: #releasethelease or https://www.change.org/p/irvine-company-irvine-company-early-lease-termination offer more steps to take. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BreakLeasePodcast4-19-20.mp3
It’s 7 o’clock somewhere, so let’s salute the essential workers everywhere. In our hyper-local coverage in the Age of COVID, is another person of the moment, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health, at the Samueli College of Health Sciences.
In the second segment, UCI Humanities Professor Mimi Long, along with students: Summer Pagaduan, Lori Sinanian, and another student, mobilize on behalf of renters adjacent to the UCI campus, advocating for relief from the terms of their Irvine Company leases, while they hunker down with parents elsewhere amidst the early closure of the UCI 2019-20 academic year. In social media #releasethelease, or https://www.change.org/p/irvine-company-irvine-company-early-lease-termination offers more steps to take.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BodAlFreeLease4-21-20.mp3
It’s 7 o’clock somewhere, so let’s salute the essential workers e v e r y w h e r e. In our hyper-local coverage in the Age of COVID, is another person of the moment, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health, at the Samueli College of Health Sciences. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Boden-Albala4-19-20Podcast.mp3
NOTE to listeners: The OC Sheriff and OC District Attorney have announced an increase of county wide domestic abuse calls: domestic violence up 25%; family disputes up 24% child custody disputes up 30%. The available hotlines for those in need include: child abuse registry 800-207-4464; adult protective services 800-451-5155; nat’l domestic violence 800-799-7233; national human trafficking 888-373-7888, local behavioral health: oclinks, dial directly: 211; FACT Families and communities working together: www.factoc.org; the COVID hotline closed 4/18, residents can continue to call OC Health Agency Health for inquirires 833-426-6411.
First, Robert Klein, Chairman of the CA Stem Cell Research, Treatment and Cures Initiative 2020 and Mitra Hooshmand, Director of Californians for Cures bring very fresh news about the California initiative campaign to continue funding for stem cell research in CA. The drive for signatures continues, postmarks must be no later than 4-16-20: https://caforcures.com.
In the second segment (minute 32:18), Melanie Silverman, Chief Clinical Officer for Pacify, returns to talk about how her service speaks to particular needs of new parents in the Age of COVID. Details on getting set up with this app are available at: https://www.pacify.com
Nick Gerda, reporter with the Voice of OC, a digital news agency based in Santa Ana, shares his observations about how the county government is performing, literally and figuratively, as it sets policy and administers procedures in the age of COVID-19. The stakes are raised ever higher, as various Board of Supervisors gear up in their campaigns toward the November 2020 general election. https://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/GerdaPodcast4-09-20.mp3
In the Age of COVID, our focus will be hyper local, to serve our immediate community, the show now becomes for the indefinite period, “Ask A Neighbor.” Today we start with Rev. Dr.Terry LePage, talking about how we can cope in these times. Among her many enterprises she is conducting Grief, Gratitude, and Courage workshops. Information is available at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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