The Reach Of Corruption in Irvine and Beyond

Mindful that listeners’ ears are drawn to the coverage of what’s taking place in Ukraine, today’s show’s elements have their own kind of connection dealing with corruption. Both guests generously offer their talents and might in non-profit capacities: Akaash Maharaj, Ambassador-at-Large, with Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog. They draw a through line from the local level to far beyond. They will be examining resources, relationships, and realities. Note: The aforementioned “California Water Supply Infrastructure Trust Account Initiative” signature collection for statewide prop this fall, has been suspended. And the Poseidon desalination project proposed in Huntington Beach, has been withdrawn from the CA Coastal Commission March meeting schedule. Stay tuned for future agendizing. Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Sportive Tricks, “Rigs of Time,” Old Dogs New Tricks – album.

Neal Kelley Signs Off as OC Registrar AND Stop The Musick on Grim Jail Servings

Neal Kelley, retiring OC Registrar of Voters, will give us an exit interview. Other platforms are already doing this; the host will do it her way, sad as she is to do it this last time with him. Neal talks about the hiring process and the challenges ahead for his successor Bob Page.

In the second (minute 26:44), Mai Tran, communications strategist for Stop The Music, speaks about the conditions in Orange County Sheriff Barnes’ jails. The central concern is how the food served there is a confounding health problem. Their next meeting will be 2/24/22. More details are available at:

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Leonard Berstein conduction Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; James Emery Iliad Quartet, ” Turbulence,” Turbulence – album.

HBCUs Under Threat and Stepping up in 2022

Professor Kathie Stromile Golden, Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of International Program at Mississippi Valley State University, and Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists – speaks at many intersections of educating about policy and politics. The historically Black Colleges and Universities have been taking some heat.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album, Nubya Garcia – “Once”, We Out Here – album. Or Shabaka Hutchings “Black Skin Black Masks,” We Out Here – album.

Baby’s First Years; Build Back Brainier?

UCI School of Education Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan, will have the full hour to talk about an unprecedented collaboration, a study making the media rounds, Baby’s First Years. The study showing a link between social safety net funding and improved brain activity in babies, will continue to follow these children til their fourth year. The early findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, January 2022.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – alum; Terry Riley, Rainbow in Curved Air.”