Orange County ‘s voter sample ballots are moving out this week. On today’s show, we’re hanging out down ballot again with Irvine City Council candidates: Farrah Khan, running for mayor; and Larry Agran, Lauren Johnson-Norris, and Tammy Kim running for City Council. For the full hour they appear all at the same time. Confirm your voter registration; study all ballot items for full voter participation; vote early.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Jose Rizo “Descargo Ramon Banda”, Mongorama album.
Going into the final stretch of the 2020 general elections, Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley shows how it’s done; running a tight ship with innovative maneuvers. Details about voting in this election are available at: https://www.ocvote.com.
In the second segment (minute 26:37), we get acquainted with Greg Raths, Mission Viejo City Council member of the City of Mission Viejo, as he talks about his GOP candidacy challenging incumbent Katie Porter in the California 45th Congressional District race.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Keith Shocklee, “No Pressure,” Laswell/Shocklee: The Sam Huber Remix album; Patrice Michaels and Kuang-Hao Huang, “Dissenter of de Universe, Five Opinions and a Comment”; Notorious RBG in Song album.
As many states have already sent out vote-by-mail ballots, this week I begin my coverage of the 2020 general elections. On this show we start with Irvine Ranch Water District Board candidate and water quality scientist Dr. Karen McLaughlin, and in the second segment, (min 28:57) running for re-election to the Board is current Board president and attorney Mary Aileen Matheis. They are running for the same Div. 4 seat on the board in a non-partisan race in the general election this November 3rd. Once again, a reminder to send your questions as I announce each week who the upcoming guests will be on this show: email me firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a tweet @clshambaugh.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Keleketla!, “International Love Affair”; and Hideto Sasaki – Toshiyuki Sekine Quartet, “Turquoise Twice”, Stop Over album.
Today, over the full hour, we get another installment from UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, who offers his inestimable insights about the COVID-19 pandemic. Surging and spreading trends, vaccines, and testing, are in the mix. At the close, Noymer notes the work of Gina Neff regarding the impacts of self-tracking on privacy. In a separate podcast, posted on this same day, is an extended interview on how excess deaths could be attributed to COVID-19.
Music credits: Greg Foat “Symhonie Pacifique;” and VNV Nation, “Lights Go Out,” Noire album.
This is a continuation of my interview with Karriann Farrell Hinds. We cover LA elections, Get Out The Vote efforts for the General Election 2020, and the NWPC’s alliances with other organizations both nationally and locally.
Attorney and writer Adam Smyer has a new book “You Can Keep that To Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor,” published by Akashic Books. Today begins his book launch. In the second segment (minutes 23:23), Karriann Farrell Hinds, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus CA brings milestones and a large electoral agenda in Orange County, and beyond, for our consideration. Additional resources: http://www.nwpcca.org/, http://www.nwpc.org/herstory/, and https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Suffrage/Ellen-Carol-DuBois/9781501165160. An extended portion of this interview with Karriann Farrell Hinds, is available in a separate podcast link on this same date. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Tricky, “I’m in the Doorway,” Fall To Pieces album; Sly5thAve, “Everything is Everything,” Composite EP. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Smyer%26Hinds9-1-20.mp3