Sanctuary City: A Civil Grassroots Model in Los Alamitos

For the full hour, Pastor Samuel Pullen offers a useful case study on how grassroots is getting the job done in Los Alamitos in the sanctuary city movement. Lessons learned could sustain additional grassroots efforts as the post pandem financial pie is being carved.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PullenPod5-19-20.mp3

Andrew Noymer Speaks on COVID-19; Part 2

We devote the full program to UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer. Already seen and heard on media platforms nationally and internationally; he offers his latest, compelling insights about the pandemics he has known, including the one we’re all sharing right now. This podcast is the second of two parts and pertains to Orange County.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Noymer5-12-20Part2.mp3

Noymer Speaks on COVID-19; Part 1

We devote the full hour to UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer. Already seen and heard on media platforms nationally and internationally; he offers his latest, compelling insights about the pandemics he has known, including the one we’re all sharing right now. This interview has been divided in two parts, Part 2 pertaining to Orange County is posted on this website in a separate podcast. Andrew regularly posts commentary on Twitter @AndrewNoymer. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/NoymerPodPart15-12-20.mp3

US Census 2020 Counts All AND. Transforming Justice Orange County

Deputy Regional Director for the US Census 2020, Jeff Enos, overseeing operations in 7 western states, reminds us of our opportunities and obligations with this latest US census.  Listeners can camp out at their website to complete the census online and for employment opportunities: https://www.census.gov or call 844-330-2020. The extended deadline for completing this census is 10/31/20.

In the second segment (minutes 29:20), Michele Musacchio speaks this time as an affiliate of Transforming Justice Orange County, about COVID-19 spreading in our local jails, as it spreads in jails throughout the country.  Among the links offered in the interview are: https://www.transformingjusticeoc.org, https://www.ocsd.org/about_ocsd/covid_19, https://www.aclusocal.org/en/press-releases/aclu-sues-oc-sheriff-over-jail-conditions-during-pandemic, and https://www.change.org/p/orange-county-sheriff-s-department-demand-that-orange-county-jails-release-people-and-prevent-the-spread-of-covid-19?recruiter=20796092&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/EnosMusacchioPod5-5-20.mp3

Climate Change in the age of COVID AND Families Forward Rallies in OC

As “Ask A Leader” becomes “Ask A Neighbor,” we continue our hyper-local focus, to serve our community in the age of COVID. We hear first from atmospheric researcher and lecturer and climate activist Shahir Masri, who returns on the heels of the 50th annual commemoration of Earth Day, taking up the pandemic collision course with climate change and how Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, squares with climate policy.
In the second segment (minute 36:27), Madelynn Hirneise, Chief Executive Officer of Families Forward, speaks to how her a nonprofit is meeting a multitude of needs of local families in extraordinary times. Operation notes: 8 Thomas Irvine, M-F 10am-2 pm, 949-552-2727, and https://www.families-forward.org.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MasriHirneisepod4-28-20.mp3

#Releasethelease Speaks Truth to Irvine Co and the Ivory Tower

UCI Humanities Professor Mimi Long, along with students: Summer Pagaduan, Lori Sinanian, and another student, mobilize on behalf of renters adjacent to the UCI campus, advocating for relief from the terms of their Irvine Company leases, while they hunker down with parents elsewhere amidst the early closure of the UCI 2019-20 academic year.  In social media:   #releasethelease or https://www.change.org/p/irvine-company-irvine-company-early-lease-termination offer more steps to take. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BreakLeasePodcast4-19-20.mp3

UCI Public Health Dean Speaks AND #releasethelease Speaks Truth to Irvine Co and the Ivory Tower

It’s 7 o’clock somewhere, so let’s salute the essential workers everywhere.  In our hyper-local coverage in the Age of COVID, is another person of the moment, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health, at the Samueli College of Health Sciences.

In the second segment, UCI Humanities Professor Mimi Long, along with students: Summer Pagaduan, Lori Sinanian, and another student, mobilize on behalf of renters adjacent to the UCI campus, advocating for relief from the terms of their Irvine Company leases, while they hunker down with parents elsewhere amidst the early closure of the UCI 2019-20 academic year.  In social media  #releasethelease, or https://www.change.org/p/irvine-company-irvine-company-early-lease-termination offers more steps to take.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BodAlFreeLease4-21-20.mp3

UCI Public Health Dean Boden-Albala: WHO to OC in the Pandemic

It’s 7 o’clock somewhere, so let’s salute the essential workers e v e r y w h e r e.  In our hyper-local coverage in the Age of COVID, is another person of the moment, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health, at the Samueli College of Health Sciences. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Boden-Albala4-19-20Podcast.mp3

NOTE to listeners: The OC Sheriff and OC District Attorney have announced an increase of county wide domestic abuse calls: domestic violence up 25%; family disputes up 24%  child custody disputes up 30%. The available hotlines for those in need include: child abuse registry 800-207-4464; adult protective services 800-451-5155; nat’l domestic violence 800-799-7233; national human trafficking 888-373-7888,  local behavioral health: oclinks, dial directly: 211;  FACT Families and communities working together: www.factoc.org; the COVID hotline closed 4/18, residents can continue to call OC Health Agency Health for inquirires 833-426-6411.

Continuation of CA Stem Cell Cures Research AND Pacify App: Helping New Parents

First, Robert Klein, Chairman of the CA Stem Cell Research, Treatment and Cures Initiative 2020 and Mitra Hooshmand, Director of Californians for Cures bring very fresh news about the California initiative campaign to continue funding for stem cell research in CA. The drive for signatures continues, postmarks must be no later than 4-16-20: https://caforcures.com.

In the second segment (minute 32:18), Melanie Silverman, Chief Clinical Officer for Pacify, returns to talk about how her service speaks to particular needs of new parents in the Age of COVID.  Details on getting set up with this app are available at: https://www.pacify.com

Voice of OC Keeping Tabs on Orange County Elected Officials in the Age of COVID

Nick Gerda, reporter with the Voice of OC, a digital news agency based in Santa Ana, shares his observations about how the county government is performing, literally and figuratively, as it sets policy and administers procedures in the age of COVID-19.  The stakes are raised ever higher, as various Board of Supervisors gear up in their campaigns toward the November 2020 general election. https://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/GerdaPodcast4-09-20.mp3