CA Democratic Party Chair Race Part 2 AND Irvine Watchdog Part 2

In the first segment we hear from Rusty Hicks, now running for re-election to a 4 year term of the CA Democratic Party Chair. He reflects compares elections in 2018 and 2020 as he prepares 2022 campaigns, with special consideration to the Orange County Congressional Delegation. Voting continues; delegates will finish voting on all statewide Democratic Party offices by 4/21/21.  

In the second segment (minute 29:30) is Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog resuming our interview on last week’s show, going deeper into the weeds about the Great Park, the American Asphalt Co., and the Irvine City Council.  

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Nick Waterhouse, “Proméne Bleu”, Proméne Bleu – album; Rone, “Room With A View” Room With A View – album. 

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HicksLinPod4-13-21.mp3

DIGGING OUT: If Ms. Smith Went to Washington …..

Former Assemblywoman and current Delta Stewardship Council member, Representative Christy Smith, who’s close general election loss last year, really does meet this show’s theme. The connection, listeners – it will be apparent.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Rone, “Ginko Bilboa: Room With A View – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/SmithPod4-12-21.mp3

CA Democratic Party Chair Race Part 1 And Irvine Watchdog Part 1

In the first segment we hear from Delaine Eastin – former CA State Superintendent of Education, Assemblywoman, and local government official – now running for the next 4 year term of the CA Democratic Party Chair, challenging current Chair Rusty Hicks. Rusty Hicks will be on next week’s Ask A Leader. Voting is underway; delegates will finish voting by 4/21/21.

In the second segment (minute 31:41), is Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog holding Irvine elected and appointed officials accountable. Branda Lin will appear in next week’s show to go deeper into the weeds about the Great Park, the American Asphalt Co., and the Irvine City Council.


Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Orquestra Akokán, “Mambo Rapidito;” Gratien Midonet, “Roulo” (Kay Suzuki Remix) http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/EastinLinPod4-6-21.mp3

DIGGING OUT: Root Causes of Uprooting

Silvio Carrillo – journalist, activist, and artist offers what keeps getting missed in mainstream coverage: a nuanced perspective of the motivations for Central American refugees to flee dangerous conditions. Silvio speaks as the California director of Berta Cáceres.org; the late activist, his aunt, who championed indigenous claims to resources in Honduras. Listeners can dig out by contacting their federal representatives in support of HR1574 and S388.

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Natalia LaFourcade “Hasta la Raíz.”

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/CarrilloPod4-5-21.mp3