“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

Art and Entertainment in the Age of COVID

Richard Chang, Arts and Culture senior editor at the Voice of OC, lecturer in journalism, and former KUCI DJ, offers a cultural map of opportunities and workarounds during the pandemic and a look beyond. This is the second to last edition of “Digging Out.”

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Shabaka Hutchings, “Black Skin, Black Masks,” We Out Here – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ChangPod12-27-21.mp3

O C Board of Supervisors; Partying Like It’$ 1899

Norberto Santana, founding publisher and editor in Chief of the Voice of OC trains his penetrating and seasoned journalistic eye on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. With billions of public money being spent, and not being spent, transparency is the watch word and civic engagement is the remedy. The next Board of Supervisor public meeting is this Tuesday, July 27th.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Shabaka and the Ancestors, “Behold the Deceiver” We Are Sent Here by History – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/SantanaPod7-26-21.mp3

Public Health Lane Part 2

This week we continue to work very hard the public health lane metaphor in Part 2 of my conversation with Vinu Ilakkuvan, founder and principal consultant of PoP Health.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel the Spirits; Gershwin Piano Quartet plays “American in Paris” by George Gershwin. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/IlakkuvanPod5-24-21.mp3

Public Health Lane Part 1

Vinu Ilakkuvan, founder and principal consultant of PoP Health, is the public health professional for the moment to consider who belongs and who doesn’t belong in the public health policy lane. Given the messy traffic there, this first of two parts offers a better idea of where to yield and where to pass the detritus on the road.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age;” Chemtrails, “Born in it’s Image” Cuckoo Spit EP.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/IlakkuvanPod5-17-21.mp3

A Chaplain In A Pandemic

Reverend and Chaplain William Summerville, for the full hour, offers his very intersectional work in LA and Orange Counties, as he ministers to patients and their loved ones, during the COVID pandemic.   

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” The Heliocentrics, “The Uncertainty Principle,” A World of Masks – album

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SummervillePod3-30-21.mp3

Meet OC 2nd District Board of Supervisor Candidate Mayor Katrina Foley AND Girl Scouts and Life Skills 2021

Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, speaks as a candidate running in MARCH 9, 2021 special election in the Orange County Board Of Supervisor’s 2nd District. Although the 2nd district includes: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Rossmor, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Stanton, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and a portion of Anaheim; the reach of this Board of Supervisor office extends throughout the county of 3.3 million constituents. This district includes: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Cypress, La Palma, Rossmor, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Stanton, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and a portion of Anaheim.
The second segment, (minute 35:33), is a substantive conversation with Vikki Shepp, CEO of Girl Scouts OC; a probing look at the world of scouting in 2021.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Nightnoise, “At the Races,” At the End of the Evening – album; Sunscreen, “Voices”, Just A Drop EP.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/FoleySheppPOD2-2-21.mp3

COVID-19: Under Same Local and New Federal Management

Andrew Noymer, UCI Epidemiologist, professor in population health, disease prevention and public health, returns to the show for the full hour. Always the straight-shooting font of information, Andrew offers his hot takes and useful leads on COVID vaccines, the new national leadership, and the seasonality of this virus. If only what he says could be mounted on a banner to be flown up and down Orange County’s beaches and beyond. Pro tip folks – we’re wearing masks even after we’ve been vaccinated.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor, performed by Lucas and Arthur Jussen.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/NoymerPod-26-21.mp3

Voices of Our County AND “Blood/Sugar” Plays This Saturday

Today’s show begins with Norberto Santana, founding publisher and editor in chief of the nonprofit, digital newsroom, Voice of OC. He reflects on the bobbing and weaving of holding local government officials accountable during the pandemic and before and after the 11/3/20 season. An extended interview is available at: http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SantanaExtIntetview11-13-20.mp3

In the second segment, (minute 32:27) Diana Wyenn, a Los Angeles-based director, choreographer, dramaturg, and curator of contemporary performance, brings her virtual, autobiographical live performance of Blood / Sugar this Saturday evening, 11/21 at 7 pm @ CalTech Live!

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Mint Field, “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo” – Pasar De Las Luces – album; Rone “Gingko Biloba,“ Room with A View – album

Entire program

In-Prison UC Education Is Coming And “Pan-Damn It!”

In the first segment, Keramet Reiter returns to the show to talk about UCI’s launching the first in-prison BA completion program in the UC system. Professor Reiter, at both UCI’s Dept. of Criminology, Law, and Society and UCI’s Law School, with 20 years of experience in teaching in prisons, explains how many of California’s institutions are positioned to pull off this program with huge dividends for the individual and the community.

In the second segment (min 30:57), emblazoned on the Ask A Leader marquis, is Kyung Hyun Kim’s fresh as can be, play for this moment, Pan-Damn-It! UCI professor of Humanities and screenwriter Kyung Hyun Kim; and co-directors Jane Page, UCI director and professor at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and Gavin Cameron-Webb independent director – talk about Pan-Damn-It!, Kim’s original screenplay to be performed as a Live Zoom play reading on 11/15, 4-5:30 pm PT. Information on the play and how to get your free tickets is available at: https://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2020_11_15_Pan_Damn_It.html

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ReiterKimPageCamWebbPOD11-10-20.mp3 :

Music credits: “Symphonie Pacifique;”  Walt Wagner Trio, “Trajectory,” Facade – album; and Illum Sphere, “Thousand Yard Stare,” Glass – album.