We start with latest draft maps of Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly Districts with Commissioner Linda Akutagawa, of the CA Citizens Redistricting Commission. The nuances are as abundant as are the final days of deliberation. If you don’t know your legislative district maps…. you’re missing out: https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/. In the second segment (minute 32:00), Shahir Masri air quality researcher, author and climate change activist; offers perspective about what was achieved or not achieved at COP26 in Glasgow these last several weeks.
Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Belá Fleck and The Flecktones, “The West Country,” UFO TOFU – album; Snarky Puppy, “Shofukan,” – We Like it Here – album
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.
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.