Keeping and Visiting Sacred Places AND CA End of Life Option Act 2021

Returning to the show is Rebecca Robles, Acjachemen tribal member, culture bearer and activist, fielding queries about: whether during this season she feels heard more than in a long while; what does a land acknowledgement do in the better sense; and how whole is the Puvungna sacred site on the Cal. State Long Beach University campus? December 3rd at 3:00 p.m. PT, will be the Putuidem opening in San Juan Capistrano to which the public is invited: The extended version of this interview will include her takes on the how the Biden Cabinet level leaders are advancing Native Peoples and more.

In the second segment (minute 30:14), another member of the Compassion and Choices crew appears on this show. Christine Goodwin, a regional advocacy manager at Compassion and Choices, takes stock of SB 380 – the improvement and extension of the CA End of Life Option Act. The 2015 law is hereby extended through 2032.

Music credits:  Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; A Tribe Called Red, “Bear Dance,” Stadium PowWow Album;  Bill Beach, “Dreams Deferred,” Letting Go – album.

Personal Safety Roundtable with Three Public Women

Especially selected for this program are three guests whom are serving locally: Huntington Beach Councilwoman Rhonda Bolton, Garden Grove City Mayor Pro-tem Kimberly Nguyen, and UCI Professor and announced candidate for Irvine City Council Kathleen Treseder. They take up the Congressional censure of the AZ Republican Congressional member responsible for his grim gestures threatening Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. His name is not mentioned so as not to further amplify this individual’s hazards that he continues to represent and perpetuate. These three women were chose given the the particular challenges with which they have been contending with in their professional lives.

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; jaimie branch, “theme 001,” FLY or DIE LIVE – album.

Familia Meños Sets Our Tables

Setting the table for this Thanksgiving program is the Buenrostro/Flores/Delgado family of the Meños Organic Farm: Manuel Buenrostro and Lupe Flores; their children Nelly Buenrostro, Luis Buenrostro, Ismelda Buenrostro; and their niece Jackie Delgado. Joining them later (minute 39:21) is family friend and farm employee, Miguel Esquivel. Their Riverside farm, in operation for over 12 years, is institutionalized at the local farmers markets, including the one nearest to the KUCI station at Mariners’ Church parking lot, Saturday mornings.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Corey Harris, “Greens Back in the Day,” Greens Form the Garden – album; Groupo Mono Blanco, “El Coconito,” Fandango Sones Jarochos from Veracruz! – album.

OC Board of Supervisors Draws Our Lines AND Sunrise Irvine Speaks Truth to OC Power Authority

In the first segment Orange County Supervisor for the Second District, Katrina Foley, offers important details about the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ redistricting process underway, in advance of the OC Board of Supervisor hearing on these maps today 11/22 at 1 p.m. All districts, including the one into which Irvine would be drawn, are affected in this mapping exercise. In the second segment (minute 32:07), UCI Earth System Science undergraduate student Dinorah Hernandez will speak for the local Sunrise activists who will rally at the Irvine City Hall 11/23 meeting about how the Orange County Power Authority figures into the energy mix in the Climate Action municipal projects. More information is available by contacting Contact Kyler Chin 949 469 9476 or

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Bill Beasley, “Three Finger Snap, Letter To Herbie – album; Benjamin Clementine, “The People and I,” At Least for Now – album.

CA Draws The Lines AND COP26 Takes

We start with latest draft maps of Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly Districts with Commissioner Linda Akutagawa, of the CA Citizens Redistricting Commission. The nuances are as abundant as are the final days of deliberation. If you don’t know your legislative district maps…. you’re missing out: In the second segment (minute 32:00), Shahir Masri air quality researcher, author and climate change activist; offers perspective about what was achieved or not achieved at COP26 in Glasgow these last several weeks.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Belá Fleck and The Flecktones, “The West Country,” UFO TOFU – album; Snarky Puppy, “Shofukan,” – We Like it Here – album

“Office” as an Object Lesson AND Wayward Artists Go Live

In the first segment Edith Wharton scholar Sheila Liming, brings her new book Office in the Bloomsbury published series Object Lessons. Like a Renaissance woman, she takes the longest view, over the centuries, of that vaunted structure known as the office, in a humanities lesson that breaks humanities lessons.

In the second segment (minute 33:36), Craig Tyrl artistic director at the Wayward Artist returns to the show, bringing his latest production that he himself is directing, “The Nether”, written by Jennifer Haley. The show runs from November 12-21st, at the Grand Central Art Center, 124 N Broadway in Santa Ana. Craig will also commemorate the Orange County Theater Guild Awards during a very different kind of year.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Thomas Koppel/feat. Anisette, “Hush – Lulllaby for a Dying Monster,” Messe for et Tilfælde – album; The Snake Charmer and Badasses of Bagpipe, “Shipping up to Boston.”

Hanging on the Broadband

Ernesto Falcon, Senior Legislative Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, brings critical tools during the U.S. Senate confirmation of Federal Communications Commission interim Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to become the permanent chair. This process comes with a deadline soon upon us- January 3rd. Mr. Falcon’s work focusing on: intellectual property, open Internet issues, broadband access, and competition policy offers a button-down appraisal of how the US squares with other countries in 2021, and how the nominee could bring the country up to speed. It’s not just you who’s saddled with poor internet at inordinately high fees; we are all feeling it.

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel the Spirits – album; Blondie, “Hanging on the Telephone,” The Best of Blondie – album.