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
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
This interview, recorded today, went straight to podcast. Additional local candidates will be similarly posted due to limited available broadcasting time. As we continue coverage of local candidates, my guest in this segment is Ryan Dack, a resident Laguna Beach High School teacher and candidate running for the Governing Board member, Trustee Area 1 of the South OC Community College Dist. Ryan Dack is challenging incumbent Board Member James Wright. Community college district races are non-partisan.
We’ve got more down ticket action with Irvine Unified School District Area 3 and deputy OC district attorney Cyril Yu. In the second segment is Garden Grove City Council District 2 candidate, speech pathologist and advocate Julie Diep. Remember to confirm your voter registration, vote early if possible, and track your ballot. https://www.ocvote.com
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Uniting of Opposites, “Corridor Moves,” Ancient Lights album; and Durodroids, “Beep Boop Bop,” Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge album..
Orange County ‘s voter sample ballots are moving out this week. On today’s show, we’re hanging out down ballot again with Irvine City Council candidates: Farrah Khan, running for mayor; and Larry Agran, Lauren Johnson-Norris, and Tammy Kim running for City Council. For the full hour they appear all at the same time. Confirm your voter registration; study all ballot items for full voter participation; vote early.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Jose Rizo “Descargo Ramon Banda”, Mongorama album.
Today, over the full hour, we get another installment from UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, who offers his inestimable insights about the COVID-19 pandemic. Surging and spreading trends, vaccines, and testing, are in the mix. At the close, Noymer notes the work of Gina Neff regarding the impacts of self-tracking on privacy. In a separate podcast, posted on this same day, is an extended interview on how excess deaths could be attributed to COVID-19.
Music credits: Greg Foat “Symhonie Pacifique;” and VNV Nation, “Lights Go Out,” Noire album.
In the first segment, employment law attorney Teresa McQueen walks us through the complexities of pandemic conditions, and protections at the workplace as rescue packages are being implemented.
In the second segment (minute 27:50), Madelynn Hirneise, CEO of Families Forward returns to the show with updates, as families’ needs surge, this far into the pandemic. Details about their 8/28 Gala and their 8/15th and future food drives are available at: https://www.families-forward.org.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Eliot Lipp, “Not Quite Awake,” Skywave album; Emanicpator, “ Labyrinth,” Mountain of Memory album.