Today’s show begins with Norberto Santana, founding publisher and editor in chief of the nonprofit, digital newsroom, Voice of OC. He reflects on the bobbing and weaving of holding local government officials accountable during the pandemic and before and after the 11/3/20 season. An extended interview is available at: http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SantanaExtIntetview11-13-20.mp3
In the second segment, (minute 32:27) Diana Wyenn, a Los Angeles-based director, choreographer, dramaturg, and curator of contemporary performance, brings her virtual, autobiographical live performance of Blood / Sugar this Saturday evening, 11/21 at 7 pm @ CalTech Live!
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Mint Field, “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo” – Pasar De Las Luces – album; Rone “Gingko Biloba,“ Room with A View – album
In the first segment, Keramet Reiter returns to the show to talk about UCI’s launching the first in-prison BA completion program in the UC system. Professor Reiter, at both UCI’s Dept. of Criminology, Law, and Society and UCI’s Law School, with 20 years of experience in teaching in prisons, explains how many of California’s institutions are positioned to pull off this program with huge dividends for the individual and the community.
In the second segment (min 30:57), emblazoned on the Ask A Leader marquis, is Kyung Hyun Kim’s fresh as can be, play for this moment, Pan-Damn-It! UCI professor of Humanities and screenwriter Kyung Hyun Kim; and co-directors Jane Page, UCI director and professor at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and Gavin Cameron-Webb independent director – talk about Pan-Damn-It!, Kim’s original screenplay to be performed as a Live Zoom play reading on 11/15, 4-5:30 pm PT. Information on the play and how to get your free tickets is available at: https://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2020_11_15_Pan_Damn_It.html
Welcome to the 2020 general election edition of “Ask A Voter.” The polls are open; millions of you have already voted; rest of you step up!. Today we check around battle ground states: Ion Sancho, election integrity expert in Tallahassee, Florida (minute 00:53); Sue Jones, retired state water quality manager in Madison, Wisconsin; Jane Korest, Open Space and Real Estate Manager in Durham North Carolina (minute 27:13); and Sharon Rosen Leib and Rich Leib in Tempe, Arizona (minute 44:35). Make sure your friends, families, co-workers vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need! OC Voters, you can register right on this election day at any of OC’s vote centers. Drop boxes open til 8pm. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AAVPod11-03-20.mp3 Music credits: Aaron Copeland, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Leonard Bernstein conducting; Sean Jones “Lift Every Voice, ” Roots album; Kiwi Jr. “Undecided Voters;” Nate Heller, “It’s You I like,” Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood film.