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

Entire program

In-Prison UC Education Is Coming And “Pan-Damn It!”

In the first segment, Keramet Reiter returns to the show to talk about UCI’s launching the first in-prison BA completion program in the UC system. Professor Reiter, at both UCI’s Dept. of Criminology, Law, and Society and UCI’s Law School, with 20 years of experience in teaching in prisons, explains how many of California’s institutions are positioned to pull off this program with huge dividends for the individual and the community.

In the second segment (min 30:57), emblazoned on the Ask A Leader marquis, is Kyung Hyun Kim’s fresh as can be, play for this moment, Pan-Damn-It! UCI professor of Humanities and screenwriter Kyung Hyun Kim; and co-directors Jane Page, UCI director and professor at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and Gavin Cameron-Webb independent director – talk about Pan-Damn-It!, Kim’s original screenplay to be performed as a Live Zoom play reading on 11/15, 4-5:30 pm PT. Information on the play and how to get your free tickets is available at: https://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2020_11_15_Pan_Damn_It.html

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ReiterKimPageCamWebbPOD11-10-20.mp3 :

Music credits: “Symphonie Pacifique;”  Walt Wagner Trio, “Trajectory,” Facade – album; and Illum Sphere, “Thousand Yard Stare,” Glass – album.

Ask A Voter: Hand-picked Voters in Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Arizona

Welcome to the 2020 general election edition of “Ask A Voter.” The polls are open; millions of you have already voted; rest of you step up!. Today we check around battle ground states: Ion Sancho, election integrity expert in Tallahassee, Florida (minute 00:53); Sue Jones, retired state water quality manager in Madison, Wisconsin; Jane Korest, Open Space and Real Estate Manager in Durham North Carolina (minute 27:13); and Sharon Rosen Leib and Rich Leib in Tempe, Arizona (minute 44:35). Make sure your friends, families, co-workers vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need! OC Voters, you can register right on this election day at any of OC’s vote centers. Drop boxes open til 8pm. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AAVPod11-03-20.mp3
Music credits: Aaron Copeland, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Leonard Bernstein conducting; Sean Jones “Lift Every Voice, ” Roots album; Kiwi Jr. “Undecided Voters;” Nate Heller, “It’s You I like,” Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood film.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidate: Christina Dillard

This is the last segment covering the Irvine City Council candidates for the 11/3/2020 general election. My guest is Christina Dillard City Council candidate, and a fulltime student working toward her paralegal degree. This interview went straight to podcast, and was not broadcast on Radio KUCI. Irvine voters will be able to cast one vote for mayor and three votes for city council; all positions are non-partisan.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidates: Abigail Pole and Laura Bratton

We continue coverage of Irvine City Council Candidates. We first hear from UCI researcher, Abigail Pole.
In the second segment is former business owner and currently a family manager, Laura Bratton. All city council seats are non-partisan. Irvine voters will be able to cast one vote for mayor and three votes for City Council.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Sun Palace, “Rude Movements,” Raw Movements album; Josh Johnson, “Western Avenue,” Freedom Exercise album.