Black Nonbelievers

For the full hour is Mandisa Thomas founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc.( https://blacknonbelievers.org/), a fitting spiritual take around the celebration of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. After recently stopping by the Humanist Association of Orange County, she offers atheists, secularists, and humanists a home on this community radio platform.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Greydon Square, “Omniverse.”

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Thomas1-18-22.mp3

January 6th: Before, During, After

Charting where we are as a nation in 1/4/22, is UCI Sociology Professor David Meyer. With his interests in social movements, political sociology, and public policy, he’s our guy to break it all down, one year after the insurrection in our nation’s Capitol.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, “America The Beautiful,” Not in Our Name – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MeyerPod1-4-22.mp3

Esteemed and Essential Workers

This January 3, 2022 edition, is the final edition of “Digging Out.” This program was launched in October 2020, to offer means for getting us past the general election November 3, 2020. Then we needed to get past 1/6/21. So much debris to clear from what were the last 4 hours, 4 days, 4 weeks, 4 years, 4 centuries. The most vast piles were heaped over several millennia. This program closes out appropriately with the last guest, Terri Gerstein, director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School, Labor and Worklife Program and a senior fellow at the Economic Policy Institute. She writes, researches, and advocates about the “powerful connection between work life and broader public welfare.” The leaping off point is the editorial she penned in the New York Times: “Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad For Them. And Bad for You,” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/opinion/labor-workers-rights.html. Another article also raised in the interview is penned by Heather Rust: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/12/nurse-shortage-labor-crisis-health-care-workers-hospital-corporations.

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Nadine Sierra performs Villa-Lobos’, “Cantilena,” from Bacianas Brasileiras No. 5 W.389, A Place for Us – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/GersteinPod1-3-22.mp3