Families Forward Transitions Past the Pandemic AND Great American Write-In Reboots

Women For: Orange County Board member Felicity Figueroa muses with us about the much treasured, the annual Great American Write-In returning to the community after a three-year hiatus. The public is welcome to attend on May 6th 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Delhi Community Center at 505 East Central Ave. in Santa Ana. Reservations on evite are recommended: http://www.womenfororangecounty.org/.

In the second segment (approximately minute 26), Families Forward CEO Madelynn Hirneise returns with the challenges, changes, and expansions of their operations to serve families around Orange County. They are a part of “Help Them Home,” a giving day 24 hours with 25 non-profits, on April 26th, details: https://help-them-home-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Charlie Haden & Liberation Music Orchestra, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Not in Our Name – album; Alex Goodman, “Acrobat,” Border Crossing – album; The Lemon Twigs, “The One,” Song for the General Public – album.


More Compassion More Choices AND “In the Green” at the Wayward

Stephanie Campbell and Susan Johnston, of Compassion and Choices, track CA and federal legislation and judicial rulings that affect bodily autonomy around needed end of life options. Details for following up with the rich trove of resources that their organization produces are available at: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/. Also, we hear from Anna Miles, director of a Wayward Artist production entitled, “In the Green,” by playwright Grace McLean who hails from Santa Ana. The show opened last Friday and continues through April 30th. Stephanie Campbell and Susan Johnston active in Compassion and Choices and moving legislation in a and tracking rulings that affect bodily autonomy around needed end of life options.

In the second segment (aprox. minute 37:200), we hear from Anna Miles, director of a Wayward Artist production entitled, “In the Green,” by Grace McLean. The play runs from April 14-30th Th, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm at the Grand Central Theater in the Grand Central Art Center 125 N Broadway, Santa Ana. More details are available at: thewaywardartist.org. Both segments have continuations, the recordings of which are archived on this same day.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Ahmad Jamal, “I Came to See You/You Were Not There,” Marseille – album; In the Green “Eve,” performed by Grace McLean at the Lincoln Center Theater.


Stephanie and Susan had more to say; in this extension they talk about the residential requirements for people to travel to other states for more end of life options than are available in the states where they reside. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CampbellJohnstonExtend4-18-23.mp3

In this extension, Anna had more to say about how “In the Green” performances are going so far. She lifts up the curtain a bit about the crew and the audience reception. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MilesExtend4-18-23.mp3

Public Goods and Liabilities on Irvine City Council Roster AND Are The Kids Alright?

Irvine Planning Commission Chairwoman Branda Lin, covers City Council items currently under consideration: the city’s proposed acquisition of the All American Asphalt plant, Live Nation’s amphitheater prospects, USA Water Polo, municipal districts, and more.

In the second segment (minute 36:30), Melyssa Zive offers insight about adolescent mental health in her capacity as Program Director for ROWI Teen & Parent Wellness Center recently opened in Tustin, California.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; The Black Market Trust, “Minor Swing,” Folk Songs – album; and Odetta, “This Little Light of Mine.”


Energy Choices Driving Climate in Irvine and Orange County

Ayn Craciun, Orange County Policy Advocate with the Climate Action Campaign brings you energy in three parts: the City of Irvine’s newly adopted electrification ordinance, the Climate Action plans, and the Orange County Power Authority.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Ann Callaway, “Thoughts and Prayers.”