Redistricting Commissioners Seeking Your Comments AND CA 45th Consituent Speaks Part 2

Returning from their March 23rd appearance on AAL are Commissioners: Linda Akutagawa of Huntington Beach and Trena Turner of Stockton, two of the fourteen CA Citizens Redistricting Commissioners, appointed last summer, now in full swing with their community outreach duties toward mapping both federal and state legislative districts throughout CA.
In the new segment, “Inside the 45th,” Irvine resident David Ehrlich offers his views as a constituent (minute 39:27). Listeners living in the 45th CA Congressional District, are encouraged to email the host, to appear on future shows in this weekly segment in the future.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Hermanos Gutiérrez, “Esperanza;” Hiromi, “Spectrum,” Spectrum – album.

Critical Race Theory Unpackaged For Our Consideration

James Lamb – activist, 2020 UCI Law School graduate, and now a criminal defense law clerk, schools us in the best possible way about what Critical Race Theory is. Life from here forward, is on the test.

High Noon Is Below the Belt AND “Inside the 45th” No. 1

Alex Keena and Tony Smith, two of the political science signatories of the Statement of Concern, return to examine the considerable warning signals in states’ legislatures adoption of restrictive voting laws. In the second segment (minute 47:30) I’m launching the new segment of “Inside the 45th” with Kev Abazajian, UCI Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Director of the Center for Cosmology. Listeners who would like to appear in this segment in the future can get on the schedule by reaching the host at:
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” VNV Nation, Lights Go Out,” Noire – album; Sunscreen, “Voices,” – Just A Drop EP

Shareholders, Still Taking Stock, Part 2

Andrew Behar’s victory laps and sharp appraisals continue in this Part 2 of his interview. Check out the Proxies: for a good and enlightening time 6/24th 5-6 pm PT!
Music Credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Sly5thAve “Everything Is Everything,” Composite EP.

Blue U AND Class of 2021

It’s an all Anteater show. First UCI professor Kathleen Treseder is preparing to be a city council candidate, this is now our third look under her hood of a formative career. In the second segment (minute 29:24), KUCI music director Kate Davidson will deliver AAL’s second annual Anteater commencement address and talk about her where business and radio background will be taking her.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Volebeats, “Desert Song,” Solitude – album; Adam Patrick Jones performs, “Pomp and Circumstance”.

Shareholders Taking Stock Part 1

This time the debris has been piling up since the dawn of the Anthropocene, the industrial era. Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow, returns to do some victory laps over some breakthrough shareholder challenges to corporate leadership. These successes are attributable to an impressive legion of collaborators. This is Part One, next week, 6-14, will be the broadcast of Part Two.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Rone, “Esperanza,” Room With a View – album.

Forming Student Leaders in the OC

My guest for the full hour is Petra Davis-Johnson, Las Flores Middle School teacher, recently awarded the 2021 Nat’l Middle Level Student Council Warren E Shull Middle Level Adviser of the Year, by the National Student Council. Like all educators she has much to take stock of, maybe she has even a bit more.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Jaga the Jazzist “The Shrine,” Pyramid – album.

Plastics, Still More Plastics

Returning to “Digging Out,” this time together, are Andrea León Grossmann CA director of Azul, and John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Manager for Greenpeace USA. They knit together massive campaigns on the state and national levels, leading now with addressing California’s contribution to plastic waste that is exported to countries with weak labor standards and few environmental protections.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits- album; Forest Swords, “Panic,” Panic- album.

Ethnic Studies Delivers AND Districted Elections in Irvine

In the first segment, UCI School of Education Professor Emily Penner, recently awarded as a William T Grant Scholar, brings a cool, informed head into the OC and national lab of teaching ethnic studies at the high school level.
In the second segment (minute 37:16), Joshua Block of Associated Students of UCI and Branda Lin of Irvine Watchdog, explore the possibilities in districted-elections in the City of Irvine. Listeners resources for building your own municipal district maps include: Dave’s Redistricting App, Common Cause CA, and DistrictR.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Nikitch & Kuna Maze, “Francis’ Theme,” Francis’ Theme Album, Beoga, “Aurora II,” Carousel – album.

Public Health Lane Part 2

This week we continue to work very hard the public health lane metaphor in Part 2 of my conversation with Vinu Ilakkuvan, founder and principal consultant of PoP Health.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel the Spirits; Gershwin Piano Quartet plays “American in Paris” by George Gershwin.