For the full hour, Laura Bratton-Evans and Gabriel Dima-Smith bring the Black experience in OC. In response to this they are building the brand new Black Democratics of Orange Co. Gabe serves as Chairperson and Laura as the Secretary and head of Community Development of this organization. They speak in advance of the Sept 25th afternoon and evening fundraiser: “Link to Life,” the details of which are available at: http://www.magicincacademy.org/.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Sean Jones, “Lift Every Voice” Roots – album
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of Law, Founding Director Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, brings receipts regarding the Texas abortion ban SB 8, that go all the way back to the 1860s, if not centuries prior. Her most recent book offers additional, essential commentary – “Policing the Womb; Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood,” published by Cambridge University Press. Music credits: Patrice Michaels & Kuang-Hao Huang, “No. 8 Dissenter of de Universe,” Notorius RBG in Song – album.
Neal Kelley OC Registrar of Voters, under whose watchful eye OC voters will cast their ballots, speaks about the logistics involved in administering the CA Statewide Recall Election 2021. It’s good to hear about his other duties including: preparing for the 2022 Midterm Primary with newly redistricted maps in the works; managing inquiries from doubters of the 2020 election results; supporting besieged election administrators around the country; and managing the security of ballots, from printing to counting them. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Miki Yamanaka, “March,” Human Dust Suite – album.
Returning to the show are local Citizen’s Climate Lobby organizers, Mark Tabbert and Craig Preston, closely tracking the carbon tax in federal infrastructure legislation. In the second segment (minute 38:13), Gloria Alvarado, executive director of the OC Federation of Labor, takes stock of the late president of the AFL CIO Richard Trumpka. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Emily Barker, “Machine;” and Aaron Burdette, “Working Class.”
Josef Avesar, founder of the Israeli Palestinian Confederation, which advocates for a mutual third government for Israelis and Palestinians, offers nuance which is in short supply in the Arab Israeli conflict. He has been building simulations of the confederation process, with an impressive roster of commentators, in IPC’s virtual meetings this fall. Listeners are welcome to view previous recordings as well as partake in live demonstrations. During this interview Mr. Avesar takes stock of the contributions of the late Ruth Shapin who helped build this process. Submissions for the Ruth Shapin Essay Competition are due 8/30/21. More details about this and the ambitious simulation roster are available at: https://ipconfederation.org.
Returning to the show is Shane Coffield, UCI Earth System Science PhD Candidate, bringing his latest findings about how California’s forests are losing their capacity to stash our carbon emissions. This recent UCI study on how higher heat will limit ecosystem’s role in removing atmospheric CO2, was published in the American Geophysical Union Journal. Joining Shane and James Randerson on this project were: Kyle Hemes, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University; Charles Koven, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Michael Goulden, UCI professor of Earth system science and ecology & evolutionary biology. “Inside the 45th” Part 4 (minute 38:44) is Evan Duran, Irvine resident and soon to be graduate of Cal. State Fullerton University business administration major. Listeners are invited to contact the host at: email@example.com to participate in the “Inside the 45th” segment, or comment on the show’s programming.
Norberto Santana, founding publisher and editor in Chief of the Voice of OC trains his penetrating and seasoned journalistic eye on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. With billions of public money being spent, and not being spent, transparency is the watch word and civic engagement is the remedy. The next Board of Supervisor public meeting is this Tuesday, July 27th. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Shabaka and the Ancestors, “Behold the Deceiver” We Are Sent Here by History – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/SantanaPod7-26-21.mp3
For the full hour we hear from University High soon-to-be junior Aniyah Shen. With stunning comportment, she talks about how she has been genuinely building and merging her love of science and literature as an individual and as a group member.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Ted Coleman Band, ”Sweet Bird,” Taking Care of Business – album.
Acclaimed director, performer, and educator Brooke Aston brings “Ordinary Days,” a musical by Adam Gwon, in a filmed-staged production at a special outdoor, drive-in venue in Tustin 7-24 at 8 pm. This is the sign of life as The Wayward Artists return to life, honk honk. https://www.thewaywardartist.org for tickets and other information. Brooke also posts us on how artists are resuming their creative work as the pandemic dims ever so slowly. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; The Wayward Artist production “Ordinary Days.”
Ion Sancho, after a 38 year career in supervising elections in Leon County, (Tallahassee) and around FL, has the long view of the health of our republic. Mounting suppression and subversion measures from state legislatures and the courts challenge the citizenry to hold the democracy together. This portion of the interview includes auditing and cyber security.
Music credits: Devon Gilfillian, “What’s Going On,” featuring Jasmin Cephas Jones, What’s Going On – album.