Eye of the Storm; Facing Climate and Social Chaos with Calm and Courage

Dr. Terry LePage, research chemist, transitional minister, and hospice chaplain, brings her brand new book: “Eye of the Storm: Facing Climate and Social Chaos with Calm and Courage.” It is a profound manual, which covers novel as well as recognizable domains. Copies can be ordered at: https://opendoorcommunication.org/eye. NOTE: the correct email to reach Terry LePage directly is terry@opendoorcommunication.org. 

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Angélique Kidjo, “Sweet Lullaby,” Every Mother Counts – album.


Refugees’ Thermostat and Chocolatier’s Thermometer

Our guest for the full hour is Olya Yaloza, chocolatier originally from Lviv, Ukraine, now setting up life and her enterprise here in OC. The host first met her at the World Refugee Day earlier this summer. As she explained what it was like to produce some of the finest chocolates one could find anywhere in the world, and to have to uproot from providing that choicest of treats, giving up her personal investments in that business – it became apparent that her story ought to be heard. That refugees are over-achievers is an adage that listeners will hear again today.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; DakhaBrakha, “Carpathian Rap,” broadcast in KEXP Studios.


Irvine’s Ranking in First Year of Homeownership Costs AND UCI MIND’s 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Conference

Today’s guests are in financial spaces then brain places. In the first segment, Doug Ressler manager and analyst at Yardi Matrix, explains how Irvine is such an expensive home ownership proposition, the first year costs considered. This analysis was in partnership with Point2homes. Then we’re off to the annual tradition of the UCI MIND leading edge science about Alzheimer’s Disease (approx. minute 31:00); UCI MIND’s director of education Megan Witbracht brings their 34th annual conference in Irvine themed, “Sex and Gender in Dementia Research and Care,” and will be held Friday August 25th, 8am-3:15 p.m. Irvine Hilton OC Airport 18800 MacArthur Blvd., or virtually on your screen. Details for attending: https://conference.mind.uci.edu/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Sax cover Justin Past “Our House,” and Sanga Noona performing “Georgia on My Mind.”


Citric Acid Pens Some More Gems

We’re not done with labor issues or Jan 6, oh no. That and more are under examination in the latest Citric Acid; An online Orange County Literary Arts Quarterly of Imagination and Reimagination, out this very month. Talking about that today for the full hour are our two guests: founding editor Andrew Tonkevich, and contributor Anthony Pignataro. All the latest delectable submissions are available for your reading pleasure at: https://www.citricacid.ink/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; YouTube Lari The G, “Santa Ana in the Summer Time,” Ft Scrizzy Santana.


Striking While The Unions Are Hot AND Irvine Cycling

In the thick of strike-mode is our first guest Ada Briceno, Co-President of UNITE-HERE Local 11, representing over 30,000 hotel workers, 60 hotels in Los Angeles County, Orange County and Arizona.

In the second segment (approx. minute 29:00), Youssef Kaddeche, transportation commissioner for Irvine City Council member Kathleen Treseder, talks e-bikes in around town; the software and the hardware of it all.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Gershwin Piano Quartet, “An American in Paris;” and Jimmy Scott performing, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”