Meet MWDOC Division 5 Candidate Randall Crane AND Meet Irvine Mayoral Candidate Branda Lin

Today we crowd three plus hours worth of civics in under 1 hour! There won’t be a quiz after the show, but voters must complete all their ballots, which includes these two races. First, Randall Crane, Professor Emeritus at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and Irvine resident, is running in Division 5 of the Municipal Water District of Orange County. In the second segment (minute 35:13), Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, this time dons her candidate hat, in her bid to run for Mayor of Irvine. She is one of 4 candidates challenging the incumbent mayor.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Bill Beach, “Aqua de Beber,” Letting Go – album; Magwinya, “Magwinya Mangola neWhite Liver,” Spaza – album.

Workplace Culture and Tech Intersections at MWD

Returning are My guests for the full hour are Ellen Mackey, Senior Ecologist, and Gina Chavez, water pump plant mechanic, of the score of personnel who are challenging the workplace culture at the MWD, featured in the investigative LAT articles penned by Adam Elmaharek. Jason Sierras is an aqueduct pump specialist for MWD, employed in this position for 18-1/2 years. These three speak to the ever-continuing to develop story of the Met executive’s response to claims of unhealthy work culture conditions. picking up where we left off with our 8/21 show on the MWD workplace culture with women and ratepayers paying some serious cash.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; The Expansions, “Miles Away,” Murmuration – album.

An extended portion, Part 2 is posted here