Burning Down the Woods AND “Inside the 45th” Part 4

Returning to the show is Shane Coffield, UCI Earth System Science PhD Candidate, bringing his latest findings about how California’s forests are losing their capacity to stash our carbon emissions. This recent UCI study on how higher heat will limit ecosystem’s role in removing atmospheric CO2, was published in the American Geophysical Union Journal. Joining Shane and James Randerson on this project were: Kyle Hemes, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University; Charles Koven, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Michael Goulden, UCI professor of Earth system science and ecology & evolutionary biology.
“Inside the 45th” Part 4 (minute 38:44) is Evan Duran, Irvine resident and soon to be graduate of Cal. State Fullerton University business administration major. Listeners are invited to contact the host at: cshambaugh@kuci.org to participate in the “Inside the 45th” segment, or comment on the show’s programming.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers, “More Bad Weather,” Rare Bird Alert; Kamasi Washington, “Final Thought,” Epic – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CoffieldDuranPod7-27-21.mp3

Orange County Power Authority; Brokers for Whom?

Irvine Watchdog Co-chair, Richard Green looks under the hood of the recently created OC Power Authority; transparency and accountability are in very short supply, residents and ratepayers in: Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton. Watchdog is keeping an eye on the Racquet Club of Irvine property as plans for rezoning and an amendment to Irvine’s General Plan are being considered. In the super heating real estate market of Irvine, we all can keep an eye on a flurry of rezoning to bid up the value of properties around the city.
Listeners interested in appearing in the new segment, “Inside the 45th” are invited to contact the host: cshambaugh@kuci.org.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/GreenPOd7-13-21.mp3

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

Redistricting Commissioners Seeking Your Comments AND CA 45th Consituent Speaks Part 2

Returning from their March 23rd appearance on AAL are Commissioners: Linda Akutagawa of Huntington Beach and Trena Turner of Stockton, two of the fourteen CA Citizens Redistricting Commissioners, appointed last summer, now in full swing with their community outreach duties toward mapping both federal and state legislative districts throughout CA. https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org.
In the new segment, “Inside the 45th,” Irvine resident David Ehrlich offers his views as a constituent (minute 39:27). Listeners living in the 45th CA Congressional District, are encouraged to email the host, cshambaugh@kuci.org to appear on future shows in this weekly segment in the future.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Hermanos Gutiérrez, “Esperanza;” Hiromi, “Spectrum,” Spectrum – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AkutagawaTurnerEhrlichPod6-22-21.mp3

O C Registrar of Voters Performs in 2020 AND Meet CA 45th Congressional Dist. Candidate Greg Raths

Going into the final stretch of the 2020 general elections, Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley shows how it’s done; running a tight ship with innovative maneuvers. Details about voting in this election are available at: https://www.ocvote.com.

In the second segment (minute 26:37), we get acquainted with Greg Raths, Mission Viejo City Council member of the City of Mission Viejo, as he talks about his GOP candidacy challenging incumbent Katie Porter in the California 45th Congressional District race.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Keith Shocklee, “No Pressure,” Laswell/Shocklee: The Sam Huber Remix album; Patrice Michaels and Kuang-Hao Huang, “Dissenter of de Universe, Five Opinions and a Comment”; Notorious RBG in Song album.

“The Anger Gap” AND 4th Annual OC Women’s March

Davin Phoenix, UCI political science professor, returns with his definitive and clarifying new book – The Anger Gap; How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics, published by Cambridge University Press.

In the second segment (minute 38:40), members of the Orange County Women’s March Planning Coalition provide us with the scoop on the 4th annual Women’s March in the OC; January 18th, 10 a.m., in Santa Ana. Keynote speaker, 45th Congressional District incumbent Katie Porter will take up some voting themes at the March. Details about the March are available at: http://www.ocwomensmarch.org/

CA 45th’s Non-partisan Data Treasure Trove AND Worldwide Social Movements in 2020

As the news dessert opens up in Orange Co. with its 3.3 million residents, the media continues to fall behind in covering us. The beginning of 2020 is an opportune time to raise KUCI’s game, so….. we’ll get on with that today with social scientists taking the reins; starting with Alexandra Macias, political science professor at Cal State University building what you could call a two-way civic education enterprise –https://www.california45th.org/.

In the second segment (minute 31:33), UCI Sociology Professor David Meyer runs some through lines into abundant protests unfolding on most continents, examining the synergy among national and International movements. The cue lengthens.