Acjachemen Women Call

Today we consider sacred lands, and how in recognizing them in where we live, we can advance the important processes of: reparation, resolution, and revitalization in our time. For the full hour my guests are Rebecca Robles, Acjachemen tribal member, culture bearer and activist; and Joyce Stanfield Perry, Acjachemen, Luiseno and Kumeyaay descendent and Acjachemen tribal scholar.

Music credits:  Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Wayne Nelson, “Indio Bird Singing” Final Song at 2016 Cabazon Powwow.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/RoblesPerryPod11-24-20.mp3

Voices of Our County AND “Blood/Sugar” Plays This Saturday

Today’s show begins with Norberto Santana, founding publisher and editor in chief of the nonprofit, digital newsroom, Voice of OC. He reflects on the bobbing and weaving of holding local government officials accountable during the pandemic and before and after the 11/3/20 season. An extended interview is available at: http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SantanaExtIntetview11-13-20.mp3

In the second segment, (minute 32:27) Diana Wyenn, a Los Angeles-based director, choreographer, dramaturg, and curator of contemporary performance, brings her virtual, autobiographical live performance of Blood / Sugar this Saturday evening, 11/21 at 7 pm @ CalTech Live!

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Mint Field, “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo” – Pasar De Las Luces – album; Rone “Gingko Biloba,“ Room with A View – album

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In-Prison UC Education Is Coming And “Pan-Damn It!”

In the first segment, Keramet Reiter returns to the show to talk about UCI’s launching the first in-prison BA completion program in the UC system. Professor Reiter, at both UCI’s Dept. of Criminology, Law, and Society and UCI’s Law School, with 20 years of experience in teaching in prisons, explains how many of California’s institutions are positioned to pull off this program with huge dividends for the individual and the community.

In the second segment (min 30:57), emblazoned on the Ask A Leader marquis, is Kyung Hyun Kim’s fresh as can be, play for this moment, Pan-Damn-It! UCI professor of Humanities and screenwriter Kyung Hyun Kim; and co-directors Jane Page, UCI director and professor at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and Gavin Cameron-Webb independent director – talk about Pan-Damn-It!, Kim’s original screenplay to be performed as a Live Zoom play reading on 11/15, 4-5:30 pm PT. Information on the play and how to get your free tickets is available at: https://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2020_11_15_Pan_Damn_It.html

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ReiterKimPageCamWebbPOD11-10-20.mp3 :

Music credits: “Symphonie Pacifique;”  Walt Wagner Trio, “Trajectory,” Facade – album; and Illum Sphere, “Thousand Yard Stare,” Glass – album.

Ask A Voter: Hand-picked Voters in Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Arizona

Welcome to the 2020 general election edition of “Ask A Voter.” The polls are open; millions of you have already voted; rest of you step up!. Today we check around battle ground states: Ion Sancho, election integrity expert in Tallahassee, Florida (minute 00:53); Sue Jones, retired state water quality manager in Madison, Wisconsin; Jane Korest, Open Space and Real Estate Manager in Durham North Carolina (minute 27:13); and Sharon Rosen Leib and Rich Leib in Tempe, Arizona (minute 44:35). Make sure your friends, families, co-workers vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need! OC Voters, you can register right on this election day at any of OC’s vote centers. Drop boxes open til 8pm. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AAVPod11-03-20.mp3
Music credits: Aaron Copeland, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Leonard Bernstein conducting; Sean Jones “Lift Every Voice, ” Roots album; Kiwi Jr. “Undecided Voters;” Nate Heller, “It’s You I like,” Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood film.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidate: Christina Dillard

This is the last segment covering the Irvine City Council candidates for the 11/3/2020 general election. My guest is Christina Dillard City Council candidate, and a fulltime student working toward her paralegal degree. This interview went straight to podcast, and was not broadcast on Radio KUCI. Irvine voters will be able to cast one vote for mayor and three votes for city council; all positions are non-partisan.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidates: Abigail Pole and Laura Bratton

We continue coverage of Irvine City Council Candidates. We first hear from UCI researcher, Abigail Pole.
In the second segment is former business owner and currently a family manager, Laura Bratton. All city council seats are non-partisan. Irvine voters will be able to cast one vote for mayor and three votes for City Council.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Sun Palace, “Rude Movements,” Raw Movements album; Josh Johnson, “Western Avenue,” Freedom Exercise album.

Meet South Orange County Community College Board Member Area 6 Candidate: Ryan Dack

This interview, recorded today, went straight to podcast. Additional local candidates will be similarly posted due to limited available broadcasting time.
As we continue coverage of local candidates, my guest in this segment is Ryan Dack, a resident Laguna Beach High School teacher and candidate running for the Governing Board member, Trustee Area 1 of the South OC Community College Dist. Ryan Dack is challenging incumbent Board Member James Wright. Community college district races are non-partisan.

Meet Irvine Unified School District Area 3 Candidate Cyril Yu AND Garden Grove City Council Dist 2 Candidate Julie Diep

We’ve got more down ticket action with Irvine Unified School District Area 3 and deputy OC district attorney Cyril Yu.
In the second segment is Garden Grove City Council District 2 candidate, speech pathologist and advocate Julie Diep.
Remember to confirm your voter registration, vote early if possible, and track your ballot. https://www.ocvote.com

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Uniting of Opposites, “Corridor Moves,” Ancient Lights album; and Durodroids, “Beep Boop Bop,” Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge album..

League of Women Voters Weighs in on CA Propositions

For the full hour, Becky Newman, Orange Coast Chapter president of the League of Women Voters, as a time-honored ritual, explains the League’s positions on all twelve statewide propositions on the 11/3/20 general election ballot. More information is available at:https://votersedge.org/ca.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Emancipator, “Currents,” Mountain of Memories album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/NewmanPod10-6-20.mp3