The show resumes CA Primary coverage with OC District Attorney candidate Pete Hardin, who’s challenging incumbent Todd Spitzer. Reminder that the election ends on June 7th.
In the second segment (minute 32:35), Brooke Aston Harper returns to the show with her insights as a local activist parent, advocate, educator, and an arts professional here in Orange County. She brings perspectives on navigating life in OC as a Black woman – through some rather fraught news cycles.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Gilles Peterson, “Back Orchid,” Black Jazz Radio – album; Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, “Star Bangled Banner,” Flight of the Cosmic Hippo – album; Nadine Sierra performs, Villa Lobos’ “Aria,” There’s A Place For Us – album.
Irvine Watchdog members Branda Lin and Richard Green return, for the whole hour, to speak in advance of the Irvine City Council’s meeting the same day of the broadcast. This show will hone in on some persistent erosions in transparency and accountability in how the City Council conducts business. The Watchdog will offer means for listeners to turn out the same day of this broadcast. The agenda is available here for residents’ perusal: https://irvinewatchdog.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/5.1.pdf. Branda and Richard will return soon to hone in on the joint powers agreement agency known as the Orange County Power Authority. Rate payers take note.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Arturo Márquez, “Danzón No.2,” Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
The show’s bringing out the first of many local candidates who will be on the CA June 7th primary ballot – Orange County Assessor candidate Rick Foster is challenging the incumbent. Important in this exercise will be to clue voters in about the many important roles that this office performs.
In the second segment (minute 31:50), John Potash talks about the unsolved case in his latest edition of, “The FBI War on Tupac Shakur: State Repression of Black Leaders from the Civil Rights Era through the 1990’s,” which comes with an exhibition in LA, continuing through April before moving on to other towns. Listeners will readily recognize some persistent themes. Details about the exhibit are available at: https://www.wakemewhenimfree.com/.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Honda Takehiro Tribute Band, “Save Our Soul”, “Save Our Sole – album; Tupac Shakur, “Hail Mary” instrumental, Makaveli – album.
It’s March 8th and a good time to tap into the gifts of the thinking of seasoned women. Sharon Rosen Leib, attorney and blogger; and Nancy Wingfield, emeritus scholar of Eastern European history – present solid takes on the range and depth of years of analyzing current events. It’s time. And a work in progress. Other women will be invited to weigh in later. Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album Ukrainian Folk Song Group Dhzerela. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/LeibWingfield3-8-22.mp3
Over this March 1st edition of “Ask A Leader,” we’re officially lengthening African History Month to year-long honoring and celebrating how we wouldn’t all be where we are today without such immense contributions. Angeline Dukes is currently a Ph.D. candidate in UCI’s Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and president and co-founder of https://www.blackinneuro.com/; her exit interview we’ll get before she settles into her new job on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.
In the second segment (minute 35:00), South Coast Rep production director Lou Bellamy will talk about the innumerable nougats in his show, “What I Learned in Paris.” The show runs at this Costa Mesa venue through March 19th. https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12538
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Let Your Hair Down, “Ballad of Veracruz”; Roberta Flack, “What’s Going On”3.