It’s Chinatown, Jeff

Returning to the show is Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist with the Metropolitan Water District, with the developing story of the Met executives’ response to claims of unhealthy work culture conditions. Watch for additional breaking news from Adam Elmahrek of the Los Angeles Times.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Jerry Goldsmith “Chinatown,” film’s opening theme.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MackeyPod3-16-21.mp3

UCI Institute MINDing Aducanamab AND OC UnderMining Asian Heritage

UCI MIND (Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders) director Dr. Josh Grill, takes some deep dives into promising findings in clinical trials for medications treating Alzheimer’s disease.
In the second segment (minute 36:32), Voice of OC Voice reporter, Brandon Pho talks from his recent article about hate crimes directed toward Asian Americans in Orange County.


Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Rob Mazurek-Exploding Star Orchestra, “Parable of Inclusion,” Dimensional Stardust – album; Uniting of Opposites “Corridor Moves,” Ancient Lights – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/GrillPho3-9-21.mp3

“A Weekend With Pablo Picasso” AND Post Fairness, Post Rush

First Herbert Sigüenza, member of the Culture Clash troupe, speaks about developing and appearing in his solo performance “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso,” streaming on demand -March 6 through April 4, 2021, on Cal Tech Live!. Tickets are available at: http://events.caltech.edu/calendar/weekend-with-picasso. On opening weekend, CaltechLive! hosts two free live talk-backs with Siguenza on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 7, at 4 p.m., PST.

In the second segment (minute 22:03), KUCI public affairs host Nathan Callahan take us from the Fairness Doctrine, to Rush Limbaugh and the media swamp, to where our body politic might recover.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Isaac Albéniz, “Granada,” performed by Ana Vidovic; Emancipator, “Currents,” Mountain of Memory – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SiguenzaCallahanPod3-2-21.mp3

MWD: Safe Water, Toxic Workplace

For this, extended version, over one hour, are: Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California and the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council; and Gina Chavez, MWD water pump plant mechanic. The Los Angeles Times investigative piece by Adam Elmahrek, broke this story last week but it’s been developing for many years. Ellen in her capacity as the union’s women’s caucus and Gina as an aggrieved employee now on administrative leave, fill us in on the toxic work culture that tradeswomen have been enduring for many years. Water ratepayers, including you Orange County, interested in monitoring the MWD Board of Directors’ actions can follow with this link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/WhoWeAre/Board/Pages/default.aspx.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” The Warning “We’re Not Going to Take It”

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MackeyChavezPOD2-23-21.mp3

Meet 2nd Dist. OC Board of Supervisor Candidate Janet Rappaport AND CA End of Life Options Act

Janet Rappaport, international tax attorney, introduces herself as a candidate for the March 9th special election to fill the recently vacated seat for the O C Board of Supervisor’s 2nd District in the special election. The district includes: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Rossmore, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Stanton, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and a portion of Anaheim. Early voting has already begun. “Ask A Leader” has yet to hear back from: John Moorlach, Kevin Muldoon, or Michael Vo, whom have been contacted for interviews. Any listeners have them on speed-dial? Contact the host: @clshambaugh or cshambaugh@kuci.org.
In the second segment (minute 30:35), Samantha Trad, the California State Director for Compassion and Choices, talks about the campaign to extend and improve the End of Life Options Act and the status of the co-ownership of Hoag Hospital with the Providence/St. Joseph system.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Chick Corea Akoustic Band “How Deep Is the Ocean.”

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/RappaportTradPod2-16-21.mp3

Leadership for Educational Equality; LEEward Sailing With Aspiring Candidates

Megan Boler Bellamy, Leadership for Educational Equity’s Senior Director of Elected Leadership Development is with us for the full hour. Ms. Bellamy, a political strategist and attorney focusing on the intersection of social justice and elected leadership, covers the layers of supporting budding civic leaders and other participants around the country, amidst current opportunities and challenges in electoral politics.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Miki Yamanaka, “March,” Human Dust Suite – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BellamyPOD2-9-21.mp3

Meet OC 2nd District Board of Supervisor Candidate Mayor Katrina Foley AND Girl Scouts and Life Skills 2021

Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, speaks as a candidate running in MARCH 9, 2021 special election in the Orange County Board Of Supervisor’s 2nd District. Although the 2nd district includes: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Rossmor, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Stanton, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and a portion of Anaheim; the reach of this Board of Supervisor office extends throughout the county of 3.3 million constituents. This district includes: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Rossmor, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Stanton, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and a portion of Anaheim.
The second segment, (minute 35:33), is a substantive conversation with Vikki Shepp, CEO of Girl Scouts OC; a probing look at the world of scouting in 2021.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Nightnoise, “At the Races,” At the End of the Evening – album; Sunscreen, “Voices”, Just A Drop EP.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/FoleySheppPOD2-2-21.mp3

COVID-19: Under Same Local and New Federal Management

Andrew Noymer, UCI Epidemiologist, professor in population health, disease prevention and public health, returns to the show for the full hour. Always the straight-shooting font of information, Andrew offers his hot takes and useful leads on COVID vaccines, the new national leadership, and the seasonality of this virus. If only what he says could be mounted on a banner to be flown up and down Orange County’s beaches and beyond. Pro tip folks – we’re wearing masks even after we’ve been vaccinated.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor, performed by Lucas and Arthur Jussen.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/NoymerPod-26-21.mp3

Hapsburg Scholar Looks Under U.S.’s Democratic Hood

For the full hour, in advance of the Biden/Harris Inauguration, Dr. Nancy Wingfield is an academic for the moment. As a Northern Illinois University Presidential Research Emerita Professor, principally investigating Eastern European history and with many connections in public agencies, Professor Wingfield offers insight about: fascism, soft power, autocracies, and more.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Bedrich Smetna “Ma Vlast,” Thomas Hengelbrock conducting Hamburg Sinfonieorchester.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/WingfieldPod1-19-21.mp3

Yes We Can; The Work of Women in the 2020 General Election

Karriann Farrell Hinds, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of California, returns to the show as promised at her last appearance September 2020. Today she brings a timeline from her monitoring elections in Arizona last Oct. 2020; to national general election campaigns and outcomes as they pertain to NWPC’s agenda, to the fragility of our democracy post January 6th – for our consideration.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Marcus Miller “Strange Fruit.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HindsPod1-12-21.mp3