Irvine Watchdog Looks Under Great Park Hood AND “Inside the 45th” Constituent Speaks Part 3

Branda Lin returns with still more insight as co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, holding Irvine elected and appointed officials accountable. Sometimes just looking at the administration of the Great Park, informs plenty about local leadership.

In the second segment (minute 38:30), “Inside the 45th” features Laguna Woods resident Metche Franke. Listeners living within the CA 45th Congressional District, who would like to speak out in this segment are welcome to contact the host at: cshambaugh@kuci.org.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Walt Wagner Trio, “Facade,” Trajectory; Uptown String Quartet, “You Are Special;” A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood film; Floating Points, “Bias” Mayfield Depot Mix, Bias – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/LinFrankePod7-6-21.mp

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.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PennerBlockLinPod5-25-21.mp3

Hail To The 46th Chief AND More Irvine Watchdog Considerations

UCI political science professor, Matthew Beckmann weighs in with our ritual examination a new presidency, at the first 100 days of the administration. Tune in for what hasn’t already been said.

In the second segment (minute 37:02) Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, returns to raise locals’ civic game with more delicate issues. This time it is the recent City Council resolution on anti-Asian hate and the Council’s proposals toward expending $53 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. If you are an Irvine resident, you can still weigh in . . . https://www.cityofirvine.org/city-council or https://irvinewatchdog.org.


Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Didier Rachou, “Hail to the Chief,” Uptown Uncle Sam; Sly5thAve, “Pour It Up,” Composite EP.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BeckmannLinPod4-27-21.mp3

CA Democratic Party Chair Race Part 2 AND Irvine Watchdog Part 2

In the first segment we hear from Rusty Hicks, now running for re-election to a 4 year term of the CA Democratic Party Chair. He reflects compares elections in 2018 and 2020 as he prepares 2022 campaigns, with special consideration to the Orange County Congressional Delegation. Voting continues; delegates will finish voting on all statewide Democratic Party offices by 4/21/21.  

In the second segment (minute 29:30) is Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog resuming our interview on last week’s show, going deeper into the weeds about the Great Park, the American Asphalt Co., and the Irvine City Council.  

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Nick Waterhouse, “Proméne Bleu”, Proméne Bleu – album; Rone, “Room With A View” Room With A View – album. 

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HicksLinPod4-13-21.mp3

CA Democratic Party Chair Race Part 1 And Irvine Watchdog Part 1

In the first segment we hear from Delaine Eastin – former CA State Superintendent of Education, Assemblywoman, and local government official – now running for the next 4 year term of the CA Democratic Party Chair, challenging current Chair Rusty Hicks. Rusty Hicks will be on next week’s Ask A Leader. Voting is underway; delegates will finish voting by 4/21/21.

In the second segment (minute 31:41), is Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog holding Irvine elected and appointed officials accountable. Branda Lin will appear in next week’s show to go deeper into the weeds about the Great Park, the American Asphalt Co., and the Irvine City Council.


Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Orquestra Akokán, “Mambo Rapidito;” Gratien Midonet, “Roulo” (Kay Suzuki Remix) http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/EastinLinPod4-6-21.mp3