One Ukrainian Voice Rising to This Moment

For the full hour is Andriy Strekhaliuk, Ukrainian entrepreneur, consultant in HR & organizational development, and instructor at local business school – currently assisting his country’s military. He paints a personal picture of one Ukrainian man and his family, as well as show particular intersections between Ukrainian and American institutions, while taking every opportunity to bring us along with Ukrainians’ rich culture. Along with this broadcast, the host urges a listen to the accompanying Part 2 below. Andriy offers a host of resources for listeners who want to be more than by-standers to the horrific invasion of Ukraine. Those include: https://prytulafoundation.org/en https://savelife.in.ua/en/; https://spendwithukraine.com/; https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatArtiStudio?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1209255865; https://www.facebook.com/valerii.pekar – thinker and entrepreneur; https://www.facebook.com/andrij.bondar – author https://www.facebook.com/volodymyr.yermolenko – philospher, journalist

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Jazz Kolo, Ukrainian Jazz Melody. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/StrekhaliukPart1_9-6-22.mp3

Part 2: This is a continuation of Andriy Strekhaliuk’s personal accounts of his participation in the EuroMaidan movement and how that contributes to the capacity that is rallying in Ukraine’s nation building – before, during, and after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. He closes with some family notes. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ASPart2.mp3

The Housing Squeeze Play AND UCI MIND’s 33rd Annual Alzheimer’s Conference

Alex Armlovich, senior housing policy analyst at the Niskanen Center weighs in on how empty nesters are trapped in the single-family huts, and how young homeowners are shut out. The barriers toward solving this are as persistent as they are increasingly formidable.

In the second segment (minute 32:30), it’s that time of the year for the Annual UCI MIND Alzheimers conference, it’s their 33rd and it’s a hybrid event for the first time. Megan Witbracht, Associate Director of Education at the UCI, offers the highlights and the secret sauce blend of leading-edge topics and invited experts for all you prospective attendees this September 9th, 8am-3:15 p.m. Irvine or in your home. Details for the conference are available at: https://conference.mind.uci.edu/.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Y Tube-Victor Hugo Morales, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Fred Rogers composition; Sai Galaxy, feat Olugbase Okunade, “Get It in The Sun,” Get It As You Move – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ArmlovichWitbracht8-30-22.mp3

Anti-CRT Mapping Project AND Poetry Talking Truth With Power

CRT Forward Tracking Project Director Taifa Alexander at UCLA’s Law School brings her Anti-CRT Mapping Project. Last spring on this show, involved O C parents zoomed in on their district. Director Alexander zooms out onto the national effort: to identify, track, and analyze local, state, and federal activity aimed at restricting the ability to speak truthfully about race, racism, and systemic racism.

In the second segment (minute 30:35), UCI ethnographer and anthropologist Roxanne Varzi has raised her creative game during Covid staying in place, with some beautiful, intentional pieces she’s created and produced, gauging our capacity to deal with challenges like oh climate, and Covid and the next scourge.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,e” Sounds of Africa- album; Antibalas “Gold Rush” Where the Gods Are in Peace – album; Roxann Varzi “Birds,” spoken word. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AlexanderVarzi8-23-22.mp3

More Than One Pox on Our Households

Returning to the show, wearing his public health cape is Andrew Noymer, UCI professor of epidemiology, speaking about the pox on all our households. He considered how Covid-19 and monkey pox test both healthcare systems and the media.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Tadaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, “Sakura Sakura,” WaJazz Japanese Jazz Spectacle, vol. 1 – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Noymer8-16-22.mp3

Two Gems Shining in the Desert

After Metropolitan Water District water pump mechanic Gina Chavez’ several appearances on this program, it’s her offsprings’ turn to take this the full hour to talk about growing up amidst her labor history and growing up in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Lucy Panuco, senior at Lake Havasu High School, and Milo Panuco, graduate of Parker High School; share their own experiences on their own terms. Their duet is chronicle of two identities, two high schools, and two career paths.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Radar State, “What’s a Rebel,” Strays – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PanucoPod8-9-22.mp3

Targeting Latino Voters In the World We Now Live

For the full hour, UCI Political Science Professor Louis DeSipio considers how and at what rate the GOP is managing to draw Latino voters away from the Democratic Party. Among the factors he explores are: Latino identities, regions in the country, gender, wedge issues, and the campaign approaches both tactics & strategies tailored to each and every demographic segment/niche.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Los Ángeles Azules, “Mis Sentimientos,” ft. Ximena Sariñana.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/DeSipio%207-26-22.mp3

OCPA Update: Accounting, Accountability, and Action

For the full hour is Linda Kraemer, Orange County chapter co-chair of the Climate Reality Project. As we continue coverage of local climate actions we turn to Linda for her inestimably thorough pursuits, closely following local institutions’ energy distribution models in pursuit of lowering everyone’s, businesses’ and residents’, carbon footprints. Means for following up: https://www.climaterealityoc.com/ or LKTeamTalk@gmail.com.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Electronic José González, “Swing EP,” Solomun Remix.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Kraemer7-19-22.mp3

“A Friendship in Twilght; Lockdown Conversations on Death and Life”

For the full hour is UCI emeritus professor Jack Miles, bringing his new book which he co-wrote with his long established friend Mark C. Taylor, the noted cultural critic and philosopher: A Friendship in Twilight: Lockdown Conversations on Death and Life (Columbia University Press, 2022).

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Michael J Miles, “Mississippi River Sweet”, featuring Zahra Glenda Baker. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Miles7-12-22.mp3

Workplace Culture and Tech Intersections at MWD

Returning are My guests for the full hour are Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist, and Gina Chavez, water pump plant mechanic, of the score of personnel who are challenging the workplace culture at the MWD, featured in the investigative LAT articles penned by Adam Elmaharek. Jason Sierras is an aqueduct pump specialist for MWD, employed in this position for 18-1/2 years. These three speak to the ever-continuing to develop story of the Met executive’s response to claims of unhealthy work culture conditions. picking up where we left off with our 8/21 show on the MWD workplace culture with women and ratepayers paying some serious cash.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; The Expansions, “Miles Away,” Murmuration – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MWDPod7-5-22.mp3

An extended portion, Part 2 is posted here http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MWDPart27-5-22.mp3.

Process Theology Means For Achieving Living Earth

For the full program we explore the heft of a long life lived at the intersections of the spiritual, political, and physical domains with Dr. John Cobb, process theologian and leading organizer of Living Earth. His latest endeavors can be followed at: https://livingearthmovement.eco/, recently launched in March 2022.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Visioneers, “The World is Yours,” Dirty Old Hip Hop – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CobbsPod6-28-22.mp3