Welcome to the Nov 8, 2022 edition of “Ask A Voter.” We made it, today is the Midterm Elections 2022. As our tradition goes, this program morphs into Ask A Voter. On general elections we fan out across the nation. This year we visit battleground states; heading from the east going west. We open with Ngozi Nnaka, mental health care counselor in Macon, GA and Dawn Walker, non-profit consultant in Athens, GA (minute 1:46). In the next segment (minute 13:13) is Tamina Rawls, retired trauma care professional, now fully a political organizer, based in Detroit, MI. We move on to Madison, WI with Sue Jones, water management retiree, returning with her canvassing experience (minute 20:26). Next is UCI earth system science Ph.D candidate and KUCI public affairs host, Audrey Odwuor (minute 31:40). Closing out the show, staked out in Yuma, AZ is journalist/writer/attorney Sharon Lieb, reporting on her canvassing and poll-watching activities (minute 42:44). They pack this hour with intention and insight, all in the thick of campaigns across the nation!
Music credits: Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Leonard Bernstein conducting New York; Charlie Haden/Liberation Music Orchestra, “Blue Anthem,” Not In Our Name – album; Berklee We Will Rise Summit, “Lift Every Voice.”
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.
Nancy Cohen president and founder, and Mona Shah vice president of external affairs of the recently established Gender Equity Policy Institute, present a new report, “Failing the Climate Justice Test; An Analysis of CA’s Projected Climate Resilience Funding and It’s Affect on Californians by Race Region and Gender.” Two tool-belts take on the pile of debris on today’s show. Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Emancipator, “Labyrinth,” Mountain of Memory – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/CohenShahPod7-5-21.mp3