Meet O C Board of Supervisor Dist. 3 Candidate Ashley Aitken AND UNITE HERE Local 11 Rallies at Airports

As we continue our focus on local candidates in the CA 3/3 Primary, we shall first hear from Ashleigh Aitken about her challenging the incumbent in the 3rd District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. This district includes: portions of Anaheim and Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and Silverado and Trabuco Canyons. She is a former federal prosecutor and part of the Leadership Council of the United to End Homelessness OC.

In the second segment (Minute 30:40), Ada Briceño; co-president of UNITE HERE Local 11, a hotel and resort workers’ union and Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, posts us on organizing at John Wayne Airport, LAX, and Loyola Marymount University. Clergy Laity United For Economic Justice (CLUE), has all the details for showing up and supporting the workers this Thursday, 2/13, at John Wayne noon-4 p.m.: aoverton@cluejustice.org or 661-373-8679. Details about UNITE HERE Local 11’s 3 day fast, 2/12-2/14, at LAX include: Fast begins 6 am 2/12 near 6901 W Imperial Highway, Inglewood; 2/13 fasters are available 9 am- 6 pm at LAX upper/departures level between Bradley and Terminal 4; 2/14 fasters continue at same site 1 pm after morning appearance at LA City Council, fast breaking ceremony 5:30 pm on this day.

OC Registrar of Voters Rolls Out New Systems for CA Primary AND Meet CA State Senate Candidate Katrina Foley

As our vote-by-mail ballots are heading this week to our residences, OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley walks us through all the changes occurring here in the 3/3/2020 CA Primary. A good place to hang out during these next several weeks is: https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/.

In the second segment (minute 28:27), Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley (D) talks policy in her campaign for State Senate District #37, challenging incumbent John Moorlach (R). Join us as we cover state policies as they pertain to daunting trends. David Min (D) also challenging the incumbent, will be on next week’s show.

Calling “All Of Us” Participants AND Meet OC Dept. of Education Area 3 Candidate Andy Thorburn

Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, Director of Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute at UCI, offers very current commentary about the National Institutes of Health “All of Us” research program of which UCI is part. The study will include 1 million participants around the country. Information is available at: 949-824-0281, allofus@uci.edu, #JoinAllofUs, and https://allofus.health.uci.edu/.

In the second segment (minute 26:53) is Andy Thorburn, the only candidate challenging incumbent Ken Williams in the Area 3 Orange County Board of Education. Local coverage of the CA Primary will continue through March 3rd.

Meet OC Dept. of Education Trustee Incumbent and Candidate Ken Williams

“Ask A Leader” CA primary candidate coverage will be focusing on several local races. We begin with Dr. Ken Williams incumbent running for another term on the OC Board of Education’s Area 3, which includes Irvine. In subsequent weeks we’ll hear from candidates running in OCBE’s Areas 1, 3, and 4.

Local Community Choice Energy Super Powers in Orange County

José Trinidad Castañeda, Climate Action Campaign organizer who’s taken over for Robin Ganahl in Orange County, offers a thorough review of how local municipal leadership is stepping up in ways that are already being institutionalized in surrounding counties. Resources for constituents include: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/community-choice-energy and https://occleanpower.org.

https://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Castaneda1-21-20.mp3

“The Anger Gap” AND 4th Annual OC Women’s March

Davin Phoenix, UCI political science professor, returns with his definitive and clarifying new book – The Anger Gap; How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics, published by Cambridge University Press.

In the second segment (minute 38:40), members of the Orange County Women’s March Planning Coalition provide us with the scoop on the 4th annual Women’s March in the OC; January 18th, 10 a.m., in Santa Ana. Keynote speaker, 45th Congressional District incumbent Katie Porter will take up some voting themes at the March. Details about the March are available at: http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/

CA 45th’s Non-partisan Data Treasure Trove AND Worldwide Social Movements in 2020

As the news dessert opens up in Orange Co. with its 3.3 million residents, the media continues to fall behind in covering us. The beginning of 2020 is an opportune time to raise KUCI’s game, so….. we’ll get on with that today with social scientists taking the reins; starting with Alexandra Macias, political science professor at Cal State University building what you could call a two-way civic education enterprise –https://www.california45th.org/.

In the second segment (minute 31:33), UCI Sociology Professor David Meyer runs some through lines into abundant protests unfolding on most continents, examining the synergy among national and International movements. The cue lengthens.

The Planet, The 19th Amendment, and Voting in 2020

Three women weigh in just as we leap into a new and consequential year: Christina Shea, Mayor of Irvine (minute 1:01) ; Lisa Bartlett, Orange CountyBoard of Supervisor for the 5th District (minute 23:41); and Zoe Nicholson, scholar of Alice Paul the architect of the 19th Amendment and the ERA amendment (minute 39:19). The complete interview of Zoe Nicholson is available in a separate podcast of this same date. Happy New Year One and All!

Muslims For Progressive Values Dialogue on Multiple Fronts AND El Sueño Americano

Ani Zonneveld, founder/president of Muslims for Progressive Values returns to the show for a review of the year: difficult topics, awkward dialogues, and meaningful coalescing. She will return to the show after the Forum of Religion and Belief in Kenya 3/25-26/2020.

In the second segment (minute 29:03), artist/photographer Tom Kiefer takes us on a remarkable excursion with his photographs at the Skirball Center – “El Sueño Americano, The American Dream” on exhibit at the Skirball Center in L.A., now through March 8, 2020. https://www.skirball.org/exhibitions/current