This is the expanded version of CA Redistricting Commissioner Linda Akutagawa’s broadcast appearance. She will take one more pass on this show as the final visualizations of CA Congressional, CA State Senate, CA State Assembly, and CA Board of Equalization District maps are available later this fall. Commissioner Akutagawa, of Huntington Beach, is registered as No Party Preference.
Jennifer Lee Koh, law professor at Pepperdine’s Caruso School of Law, and formerly at U. C. Irvine, brings nuance to the hazzards plaguing Haitians fleeing one hazard after another. Her contributions at: https://www.law.uci.edu/news/videos/law-policy-series-immigration.html offer additional insight with her UCI Law School colleagues last June, about how institutions are and are not performing.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Sherlee Skai, “Ou Manke’m,” Toutouni – album.
For the full hour, Laura Bratton-Evans and Gabriel Dima-Smith bring the Black experience in OC. In response to this they are building the brand new Black Democratics of Orange Co. Gabe serves as Chairperson and Laura as the Secretary and head of Community Development of this organization. They speak in advance of the Sept 25th afternoon and evening fundraiser: “Link to Life,” the details of which are available at: http://www.magicincacademy.org/.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Sean Jones, “Lift Every Voice” Roots – album
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of Law, Founding Director Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, brings receipts regarding the Texas abortion ban SB 8, that go all the way back to the 1860s, if not centuries prior. Her most recent book offers additional, essential commentary – “Policing the Womb; Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood,” published by Cambridge University Press.
Music credits: Patrice Michaels & Kuang-Hao Huang, “No. 8 Dissenter of de Universe,” Notorius RBG in Song – album.
Neal Kelley OC Registrar of Voters, under whose watchful eye OC voters will cast their ballots, speaks about the logistics involved in administering the CA Statewide Recall Election 2021. It’s good to hear about his other duties including: preparing for the 2022 Midterm Primary with newly redistricted maps in the works; managing inquiries from doubters of the 2020 election results; supporting besieged election administrators around the country; and managing the security of ballots, from printing to counting them.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Miki Yamanaka, “March,” Human Dust Suite – album.