As Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing, and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Department at UC Irvine, Professor Soroosh Sorooshian offers the finer points behind what we all witnessed as Hurricane Dorian blew toward the East Coast. His Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing website, https://chrs.web.uci.edu/ is one cool place to geek out for a while, for real time and long term weather patterns.
In the second segment (minute 35:10), South Coast Repertory’s new artistic director David Ivers presents the offerings at the beginning of this year’s season, this side of the New Year: “American Mariachi,” “The Canadians.” and “Aubergine.” Ticket and other information is available at: https://scr.org/ and 714-708-5555.
REPARATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES. “So You Want to Talk About Race,” “Tears We Cannot Stop; A Sermon To White America,” “Lies My Teacher Told Me; What Your American History Teacher Got Wrong,” “Winners Take All,” The NYTimes “1619 Project,” “The Beautiful Struggle,” “Sweet Taste of Liberty; A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America,” “Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology, Representation, and Politics,” and “There Will be No Miracles Here;” provide some background on the juncture at where we have arrived with respect to reparations in the United States. This solemn occasion is handled by Davin Phoenix, UCI Political Science professor, and author of the soon to be released “The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics for Action.,” published by Cambridge University Press.
We continue to rethink the plastic proposition with Nick Lapis, Director of Advocacy for Californians Against Waste; taking up CA SB 54 and CA AB 1080; The Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Act. As the CA Legislative session winds down, details are available at: https://camustlead.org/ and https://www.cawrecycles.org/.
Clergywoman Dr. Terry LePage returns to Ask A Leader to offer another kind of Christianity, in these times where some brands of theology seem to be in crisis. We devote the full hour to this topic. Additional commentary from Terry is available at: http://justshine1.blogspot.com/.
For the full hour, refugee crises are made very personal, very real, with Guerline Jozef, executive director of the Haitian Bridge Alliance and Lydia Natoolo, former U. C. Irvine Student Body President and current vice-presidential candidate for the Ugandan diaspora. While you are at it, help yourself to additional materials: https://www.haitianbridge.org/ and https://faithinaction.org/.
Jack Cheevers, Public Information Officer for Region 9 of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, talks about the basics and intricacies of Medicare enrollment.
In my second (minute 28:50), George Shea, playwright and children’s book author, George Shea, merges science with art as he talks about his play “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” a subversive and lovely play for these times, for all audiences.
Ana Gonzalez, Public Affairs Director for the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, takes up the reach of their local advocacy efforts amidst legislative, executive, and electoral changes afoot. Details available at: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org and https://business.facebook.com/PlannedParenthoodAction/. In the second segment (minute 29:10), Dr. Matthew Zahn, specialist in Pediatric infectious diseases, currently serving as a medical director of the Division of Epidemiology and Assessment for the Orange Co Health Care Agency, offers insight about childhood immunization policy and trends in and around Orange County.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will look over the Party’s electoral map going into the 2020 Presidential Primaries.
In the second segment (minute 27:45), Kayleigh Levitt, founder of Zero Waste Collective Orange County and member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby; considers our options to trim our consumption. The Zero Waste Collective is an online community about all things zero waste, as well as sustainable and ethical living, including the work of Max Loboiron.
Plowing right into the headwinds, the moving targets of immigration policy are guests: Ana Ramirez, Coordinator of the Orange County Rapid Response Network; and Tim Burns, local activist, and community advocate for universal representation for immigrants facing deportation. See something, say something to the hotline: 714-881-1558. Details for how further to get involved are available at: https://resilienceoc.org/.
We wrap the show (minute 38:38) with Carissa Macias, program coordinator serving up “Gourmet by the Bay,” a fundraising plein air dining experience this Saturday, July 20th, 6-9 p.m. at the nearby Newport Bay Conservancy’s Interpretative Center; details available at: https://newportbay.org and https://nbc_gbtb.eventbrite.com.