Hail To The 46th Chief AND More Irvine Watchdog Considerations

UCI political science professor, Matthew Beckmann weighs in with our ritual examination a new presidency, at the first 100 days of the administration. Tune in for what hasn’t already been said.

In the second segment (minute 37:02) Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, returns to raise locals’ civic game with more delicate issues. This time it is the recent City Council resolution on anti-Asian hate and the Council’s proposals toward expending $53 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. If you are an Irvine resident, you can still weigh in . . . https://www.cityofirvine.org/city-council or https://irvinewatchdog.org.


Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Didier Rachou, “Hail to the Chief,” Uptown Uncle Sam; Sly5thAve, “Pour It Up,” Composite EP.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BeckmannLinPod4-27-21.mp3

CA Democratic Party Chair Race Part 2 AND Irvine Watchdog Part 2

In the first segment we hear from Rusty Hicks, now running for re-election to a 4 year term of the CA Democratic Party Chair. He reflects compares elections in 2018 and 2020 as he prepares 2022 campaigns, with special consideration to the Orange County Congressional Delegation. Voting continues; delegates will finish voting on all statewide Democratic Party offices by 4/21/21.  

In the second segment (minute 29:30) is Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog resuming our interview on last week’s show, going deeper into the weeds about the Great Park, the American Asphalt Co., and the Irvine City Council.  

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Nick Waterhouse, “Proméne Bleu”, Proméne Bleu – album; Rone, “Room With A View” Room With A View – album. 

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HicksLinPod4-13-21.mp3

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 Irvine Council Candidates: Farrah Khan, Larry Agran, Lauren Johnson-Norris and Tammy Kim

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.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/KhanAgranN-JohnsonKimPOD9-28-20.mp3

Local Community Choice Energy Super Powers in Orange County

José Trinidad Castañeda, Climate Action Campaign organizer who’s taken over for Robin Ganahl in Orange County, offers a thorough review of how local municipal leadership is stepping up in ways that are already being institutionalized in surrounding counties. Resources for constituents include: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/community-choice-energy and https://occleanpower.org.

https://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Castaneda1-21-20.mp3

Meet Irvine City Council Candidates: Carrie O’Malley and Jaci Woods

We continue local election coverage with Irvine City Council candidates: Carried O’Malley, Irvine Transportation Commission Vice-Chair; and (minute 28:26) Jaci Woods, Irvine real estate broker at Seven Gables.

Meet Irvine City Council Candidate Lauren Johnson-Norris AND League of Women Voters Review CA Propositions

Lauren Johnson-Norris, local attorney and Irvine Community Services Commissioner, makes her case for why she should fill one of the two open seats on the Irvine City Council.

In the second segment (min 29:21), Rebecca Newman, president of the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast offers the pros and cons of the California statewide propositions. Useful resources for voters include: https://votersedge.org/ca, https://cavotes.org/news/our-pros-and-cons-ballot-measures-online-now-english-and-spanish, and http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/.