Families Forward Transitions Past the Pandemic AND Great American Write-In Reboots

Women For: Orange County Board member Felicity Figueroa muses with us about the much treasured, the annual Great American Write-In returning to the community after a three-year hiatus. The public is welcome to attend on May 6th 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Delhi Community Center at 505 East Central Ave. in Santa Ana. Reservations on evite are recommended: http://www.womenfororangecounty.org/.

In the second segment (approximately minute 26), Families Forward CEO Madelynn Hirneise returns with the challenges, changes, and expansions of their operations to serve families around Orange County. They are a part of “Help Them Home,” a giving day 24 hours with 25 non-profits, on April 26th, details: https://help-them-home-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org/.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Charlie Haden & Liberation Music Orchestra, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Not in Our Name – album; Alex Goodman, “Acrobat,” Border Crossing – album; The Lemon Twigs, “The One,” Song for the General Public – album.


The Workplace During the Pandemic AND Families Forward Presses Through COVID-19

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.

Climate Change in the age of COVID AND Families Forward Rallies in OC

As “Ask A Leader” becomes “Ask A Neighbor,” we continue our hyper-local focus, to serve our community in the age of COVID. We hear first from atmospheric researcher and lecturer and climate activist Shahir Masri, who returns on the heels of the 50th annual commemoration of Earth Day, taking up the pandemic collision course with climate change and how Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, squares with climate policy.
In the second segment (minute 36:27), Madelynn Hirneise, Chief Executive Officer of Families Forward, speaks to how her a nonprofit is meeting a multitude of needs of local families in extraordinary times. Operation notes: 8 Thomas Irvine, M-F 10am-2 pm, 949-552-2727, and https://www.families-forward.org.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MasriHirneisepod4-28-20.mp3