Targeting Latino Voters In the World We Now Live

For the full hour, UCI Political Science Professor Louis DeSipio considers how and at what rate the GOP is managing to draw Latino voters away from the Democratic Party. Among the factors he explores are: Latino identities, regions in the country, gender, wedge issues, and the campaign approaches both tactics & strategies tailored to each and every demographic segment/niche.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Los Ángeles Azules, “Mis Sentimientos,” ft. Ximena Sariñana.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/DeSipio%207-26-22.mp3

OCPA Update: Accounting, Accountability, and Action

For the full hour is Linda Kraemer, Orange County chapter co-chair of the Climate Reality Project. As we continue coverage of local climate actions we turn to Linda for her inestimably thorough pursuits, closely following local institutions’ energy distribution models in pursuit of lowering everyone’s, businesses’ and residents’, carbon footprints. Means for following up: https://www.climaterealityoc.com/ or LKTeamTalk@gmail.com.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Electronic José González, “Swing EP,” Solomun Remix.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Kraemer7-19-22.mp3

“A Friendship in Twilght; Lockdown Conversations on Death and Life”

For the full hour is UCI emeritus professor Jack Miles, bringing his new book which he co-wrote with his long established friend Mark C. Taylor, the noted cultural critic and philosopher: A Friendship in Twilight: Lockdown Conversations on Death and Life (Columbia University Press, 2022).

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Michael J Miles, “Mississippi River Sweet”, featuring Zahra Glenda Baker. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Miles7-12-22.mp3

Workplace Culture and Tech Intersections at MWD

Returning are My guests for the full hour are Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist, and Gina Chavez, water pump plant mechanic, of the score of personnel who are challenging the workplace culture at the MWD, featured in the investigative LAT articles penned by Adam Elmaharek. Jason Sierras is an aqueduct pump specialist for MWD, employed in this position for 18-1/2 years. These three speak to the ever-continuing to develop story of the Met executive’s response to claims of unhealthy work culture conditions. picking up where we left off with our 8/21 show on the MWD workplace culture with women and ratepayers paying some serious cash.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; The Expansions, “Miles Away,” Murmuration – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MWDPod7-5-22.mp3

An extended portion, Part 2 is posted here http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MWDPart27-5-22.mp3.

Process Theology Means For Achieving Living Earth

For the full program we explore the heft of a long life lived at the intersections of the spiritual, political, and physical domains with Dr. John Cobb, process theologian and leading organizer of Living Earth. His latest endeavors can be followed at: https://livingearthmovement.eco/, recently launched in March 2022.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Visioneers, “The World is Yours,” Dirty Old Hip Hop – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CobbsPod6-28-22.mp3

Small “d” Democratic Values In Irvine

In advance of the fall municipal election season, we listen to Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan who has requested an opportunity to speak on this platform. We discuss her record, her performance, and her connections – subjects of which have been the focus of our attention on previous “Ask A Leader” programs. It is a democratic story, with a small d – that runs through Armenia to Anaheim to the Authority, that is the OCPA.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Vancouver Inter-Culture Orchestra, “Gypsy Chronicles (Crossing Byzantium),” In The Key of the World – album; and Demanda E Despejo, Bartosz Weber remix.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Khan6-21-22.mp3

“Global Burning; Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis” AND “Collective Rage”

UCI Professor of global & international Studies, Eve Darian-Smith brings her brand new book, “Global Burning; Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis,” published by Stanford University Press. Her accessible read, is another tome published by an academic who is sufficiently concerned about these times. In the second segment (minute 31:00), Brooke Aston Harper returns to talk about the upcoming play that she’s directing at The Wayward Artist), Collection of Rage; A Play in 5 Betties, a play by Jen Silverman. Tickets are available now, for the July 15-24 shows.

Music credits: Aura Msimang, “Kuala,” African Odyssey – album; Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra and Choir, “A Moonlight Night,” Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, “Señorita, The Enchantment – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Darian-SmithAston-Harper6-14-22.mp3

Ask A Voter Primary 2022 Edition: These OC Women Have It

On California’s June 7th Primary Day, “Ask A Voter” honors our biannual tradition of bringing voter stories to you listeners, on your way to the voting booth. Invited guests include: Giesela, “Gigi” Tanner (minute 1:53), mother of Ellis Reed, advocate of victims of violent crimes and one of many Moms Demand Action; Brianna, AKA @InMiniVanHell (minute 14:30), O C analyst extraordinaire on Twitter; and U C Irvine English Professor and founding director of Illuminations Julia Lupton (minute 36:21). Voting centers and Registrar of Voters ballot drop boxes will be open til 8 pm.

Music credits: Fanfare for the Common Man, conducted by Leonard Bernstein; Berklee College of Music We Will Rise Summit “Lift Every Voice and Sing – A Cappella: Mikis Theodorakis composer, Z film soundtrack; Henry Purcell, #21 “Dido and Aeneas,” Susan Graham, conducted Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” remix.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/TannerMiniVanLupton6-07-22.mp3

Meet CA Congressional Dist 47 Candidate Scott Baugh AND Gun Violence Intersection With Elections

Both guests meet the listeners at this moment, the week before CA finishes the June 7th primary. First, the last primary candidate to speak on this show is Scott Baugh: attorney, Orange County Republican leader, and former CA Assemblyman. He’ll talk about his challenge to incumbent Congresswoman Katie Porter in the new 47th Con. District that includes the cities of: Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. In the second segment (minute 29:20), Bethany Webb, member of the California Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, speaks at the intersection of gun violence and the electoral choices we all make. Her skin in this game – her sister was killed and her mother wounded in the 2011 Salon Meritage mass shooting in Seal Beach. Vote For Our Lives Rally & Vigil will be held at Seal Beach-Pier 20 on Saturday 6-4-22, 5:30 pm, gathering survivors and family members of gun violence, students, elected officials and candidates.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Christian Sands, “Fight for Freedom,” Facing Dragons – album; “Demand e Despejo,” Bartosz Weber remix.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BaughWebb5-31-22.mp3

Meet Candidate Rep Petrie-Norris AND Meet Dist Attorney Candidate Chehock

With just 2 weeks to go for CA’s June 7th primary, appearing first today’s program is Assemblywomen Cottie Petrie-Norris running for her third term, this time in the brand new 73rd Assembly district is which includes: Irvine, Costa Mesa, and portions of Tustin. In the second segment (minute 28:00), Bryan Chehock, Counsel for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in the Southern District of California, will be the last of the three candidates challenging O C District Attorney incumbent Todd Spitzer to appear on this show. Yes, the Angel baseball park in Anaheim is an organizing principle.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Beoga, “Aurora II” Carousel – album; Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, “Cheap Rent,” Cheap Rent – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Petrie-NorrisChehock5-24-22.mp3