Hapsburg Scholar Looks Under U.S.’s Democratic Hood

For the full hour, in advance of the Biden/Harris Inauguration, Dr. Nancy Wingfield is an academic for the moment. As a Northern Illinois University Presidential Research Emerita Professor, principally investigating Eastern European history and with many connections in public agencies, Professor Wingfield offers insight about: fascism, soft power, autocracies, and more.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Bedrich Smetna “Ma Vlast,” Thomas Hengelbrock conducting Hamburg Sinfonieorchester.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/WingfieldPod1-19-21.mp3

Yes We Can; The Work of Women in the 2020 General Election

Karriann Farrell Hinds, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of California, returns to the show as promised at her last appearance September 2020. Today she brings a timeline from her monitoring elections in Arizona last Oct. 2020; to national general election campaigns and outcomes as they pertain to NWPC’s agenda, to the fragility of our democracy post January 6th – for our consideration.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Marcus Miller “Strange Fruit.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HindsPod1-12-21.mp3

“The Entrepreneur’s Paradox”

Curtis Morley, a serial entrepreneur from the Salt Lake area, is launching a book entitled The Entrepreneur’s Paradox…and How to Overcome The Sixteen Pitfalls Along the Start-up Journey, published by Mango publications. Over the full hour he breaks down lessons which are equal parts business primer, life skills manual and motivational speaker.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” the olllam, “Bridge of Gllass.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MorleyPod1-5-21.mp3

The Wayward Artist Thrives AND Immersive, Contemplative Art Drives

In the time honored ritual, AAL turns to culture to close out the holidays and the year. Today’s guests cover both rich and abundant offerings in our community. Craig Tyrl, artistic director of The Wayward Artist productions in Santa Ana, and a member of the faculty of the Cal State Fullerton University Dept of Theater and Dance, pivots and persists in the creative process during the pandemic and beyond.
In the final segment of AAL in 2020 (minute 24:53), is local artist with international acclaim, Elizabeth Turk. She considers her immersive projects on Laguna Beach and in Pomona, CA, as well as her current installation at the Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions The Air We Breathe: Covid Diaries.
Music credits: Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacificue”; Salsa Celtica, “Auld Ang Syne”; “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission (composed by Ennio Morricone 11/10/28-6/6/20) http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/TyrlTurkPod12-29-20.mp3

World Relief Makes Room at the Inn

My guest for the full hour is José Serrano, Associate Director of Immigration & Outreach Senior Immigration Services and Dept. of Justice Accredited Representative, in the Garden Grove office, the Southern California headquarters for World Relief, http://www.worldreliefsocal.org/. He considers how much room there may be in the inn, the US inn, that is, with respect to immigration policy as it changes by the hour. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; and Calexico, “Happy Christmas”, Seasonal Shift – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SerranoPod12-22-20.mp3

Students’ Well Being AND The Planet’s Well Being

Dr. Mahtab Jafari, UCI Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of The UCI Center for Healthspan Sciences, brings her breakthrough course promoting healthy lifestyle choices and students’ well-being, now going University of CA system wide. Then, in the second segment (minute 33:39), Orange County Citizens Climate Lobby activists, Ginger Osborne and Mark Tabbert post us on where their bi-partisan efforts over these last 12 years, bring them at this juncture with a new president and the 117th Congressional Session.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifigue”; Scott Miller, “Joyful Joyful,” Christmas Gift – album; Indigo Girls, “Happy Joyous Hanukkah” Happy Holly Days – album

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/JafariOsborneTabbertPod12-15-20.mp3

After The 2020 Election Marathon – On To The Georgia Sprint

Today we get timely analysis from David Domke, University of Washington political science and communications professor and self-identified “engaged citizen” putting in his lot with Common Power. It’s a two parter; I talk with him today and later will speak to others organizing inside Common Power. The stakes are consequential in the tight race to fill two Georgia US Senate seats, up for electoral grabs on Jan-5th-21, as that outcome will determine the majority party in that chamber. David Domke’s helpful insight is a good place to start. Look for Charles Douglas III on a later “Digging Out” show, 12/17/20 5-6 pm PST. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/DomkePOD12-8-20.mp3

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Béla Fleck and the Flecktones/Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” – Jingle All The Way – album

“Almost Presidential”; Artists Lurk Around and Geek Out

My guests for the full hour, are a bountiful panel of artists and artist-curators, who’ve built a remarkable installation, an online project at the Doyle Arts Pavillion, at the Orange Coast College, in Costa Mesa available from now til Dec 16th. It’s entitled “Almost Presidential,” presenting new work from Pio Abad, Deborah Aschheim, Matthew Brannon, Cintia Segovia, and exhibition curators Marisa Futernick and Rebecca Sittler,. They examine the American political landscape in quite profound ways, with their use of: sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and video. The exhibition looks at vice presidents and failed presidential candidates, investigating names forgotten to history or reduced to one-liners or supporting roles outside the spotlight. Their scope includes political systems in the U.S. and beyond, including Mexico and the Philippines, combing fiction and historical fact into an active survey of political material, text, and image. The exhibit will remain online after Dec 16th: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/visual_arts/Arts_Pavilion/Pages/current-exhibits.aspx.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Josh Johnson, “Western Avenue,” Freedom Exercise – album.

A brief extension of this interview is available: http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/exPOD12-1-20.mp3

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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