“Covid in Custody” Premier at UCI AND Civic Notes from the Host

UCI professor Keramet Reiter, and UCI director Jane Page, and theater director Gavin Cameron-Webb, (minute 5:21- 45:10) talk about their collaboration that patrons can take in this weekend. The play entitled: “Covid in Custody,” is a docu-drama written by Jane and Gavin chronicling the establishment of an online archive of first hand stories of those held in California’s prisons during the COVID Pandemic. The show at UCI’s Little Theater is now postponed, please take note when listening to this interview. This podcast summary will be updated once the production has been rescheduled. Tickets, which are free, must be reserved at the following link: https://www.arts.uci.edu/event/covid-custody. More information about the archives set up by Keramet, upon which the play is based, is available at: https://prisonpandemic.uci.edu/. Before this interview are comments about the candidate/incumbent OC Assessor Claude Parrish who was not available for the originally scheduled interview. After this interview are pointers about the OC Primary June 7, 2022.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; and Aaron Goldberg, “Poinciana,” At the Edge of the World – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PageCameronWebbReiterPOD4-26-22.mp3

Meet Candidate Diane Harkey OC Board of Supervisor 5th District

Today we meet another candidate in our continuing coverage of the CA 2022 Primary. Diane Harkey is the former mayor of Dana Point, former member of the CA Board of Equalization, and former State Assemblywoman; she talks about her campaign running for 5th District seat on the OC Board of Supervisors. The new 5th district includes: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine (south of I-405), Laguna Woods, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, and the unincorporated area bounded on the north by Antonio Parkway, Oso Parkway, Ortega Highway, and on the south by the San Diego County line. Other candidates running for this Board of Supervisor seat are: Board of Supervisor Katrina Foley; Kevin Muldoon, City Councilmember of Newport Beach; and CA State Senator Pat Bates, all of whom have been invited to appear on this show. The primary could become the general if any candidate clears 50 per cent plus one vote.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; George Frideric Handel, “Israel in Egypt”; Kamasi Washington, “Askim,” The Epic – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HarkeyPOD4-12-22.mp3

Neal Kelley Signs Off as OC Registrar AND Stop The Musick on Grim Jail Servings

Neal Kelley, retiring OC Registrar of Voters, will give us an exit interview. Other platforms are already doing this; the host will do it her way, sad as she is to do it this last time with him. Neal talks about the hiring process and the challenges ahead for his successor Bob Page.

In the second (minute 26:44), Mai Tran, communications strategist for Stop The Music, speaks about the conditions in Orange County Sheriff Barnes’ jails. The central concern is how the food served there is a confounding health problem. Their next meeting will be 2/24/22. More details are available at: https://www.stopthemusick.net/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Leonard Berstein conduction Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; James Emery Iliad Quartet, ” Turbulence,” Turbulence – album.