DIGGING OUT: If Ms. Smith Went to Washington …..

Former Assemblywoman and current Delta Stewardship Council member, Representative Christy Smith, who’s close general election loss last year, really does meet this show’s theme. The connection, listeners – it will be apparent.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Rone, “Ginko Bilboa: Room With A View – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/1682/SmithPod4-12-21.mp3

Yes We Can; The Work of Women in the 2020 General Election

Karriann Farrell Hinds, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of California, returns to the show as promised at her last appearance September 2020. Today she brings a timeline from her monitoring elections in Arizona last Oct. 2020; to national general election campaigns and outcomes as they pertain to NWPC’s agenda, to the fragility of our democracy post January 6th – for our consideration.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Marcus Miller “Strange Fruit.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HindsPod1-12-21.mp3

After The 2020 Election Marathon – On To The Georgia Sprint

Today we get timely analysis from David Domke, University of Washington political science and communications professor and self-identified “engaged citizen” putting in his lot with Common Power. It’s a two parter; I talk with him today and later will speak to others organizing inside Common Power. The stakes are consequential in the tight race to fill two Georgia US Senate seats, up for electoral grabs on Jan-5th-21, as that outcome will determine the majority party in that chamber. David Domke’s helpful insight is a good place to start. Look for Charles Douglas III on a later “Digging Out” show, 12/17/20 5-6 pm PST. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/DomkePOD12-8-20.mp3

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Béla Fleck and the Flecktones/Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” – Jingle All The Way – album

Ask A Voter: Hand-picked Voters in Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Arizona

Welcome to the 2020 general election edition of “Ask A Voter.” The polls are open; millions of you have already voted; rest of you step up!. Today we check around battle ground states: Ion Sancho, election integrity expert in Tallahassee, Florida (minute 00:53); Sue Jones, retired state water quality manager in Madison, Wisconsin; Jane Korest, Open Space and Real Estate Manager in Durham North Carolina (minute 27:13); and Sharon Rosen Leib and Rich Leib in Tempe, Arizona (minute 44:35). Make sure your friends, families, co-workers vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need! OC Voters, you can register right on this election day at any of OC’s vote centers. Drop boxes open til 8pm. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AAVPod11-03-20.mp3
Music credits: Aaron Copeland, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Leonard Bernstein conducting; Sean Jones “Lift Every Voice, ” Roots album; Kiwi Jr. “Undecided Voters;” Nate Heller, “It’s You I like,” Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood film.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidates: Abigail Pole and Laura Bratton

We continue coverage of Irvine City Council Candidates. We first hear from UCI researcher, Abigail Pole.
In the second segment is former business owner and currently a family manager, Laura Bratton. All city council seats are non-partisan. Irvine voters will be able to cast one vote for mayor and three votes for City Council.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Sun Palace, “Rude Movements,” Raw Movements album; Josh Johnson, “Western Avenue,” Freedom Exercise album.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidate: Christina Dillard

This is the last segment covering the Irvine City Council candidates for the 11/3/2020 general election. My guest is Christina Dillard City Council candidate, and a fulltime student working toward her paralegal degree. This interview went straight to podcast, and was not broadcast on Radio KUCI. Irvine voters will be able to cast one vote for mayor and three votes for city council; all positions are non-partisan.

Meet South Orange County Community College Board Member Area 6 Candidate: Ryan Dack

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.

Meet Irvine Unified School District Area 3 Candidate Cyril Yu AND Garden Grove City Council Dist 2 Candidate Julie Diep

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..

League of Women Voters Weighs in on CA Propositions

For the full hour, Becky Newman, Orange Coast Chapter president of the League of Women Voters, as a time-honored ritual, explains the League’s positions on all twelve statewide propositions on the 11/3/20 general election ballot. More information is available at:https://votersedge.org/ca.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Emancipator, “Currents,” Mountain of Memories album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/NewmanPod10-6-20.mp3