Irvine Mayor’s Foreign & Personal Policy AND Examining the Presidents’ Calendars

This action packed show starts with Kev Abazajian, UCI astrophysicist and Director of the Center for Cosmology, who zoomd from the international to the municipal in this week’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks in 1915. On April 22nd at 7:30 pm, the Armenian Center in Santa Ana will host a somber occasion for the community to learn about centuries old and recent developments in Armenia.

In the second segment (minute 31:11), UCI political scientist Matthew Beckmann parses how American presidential schedules signal each administration’s involvement, priorities, and capacities; the subject has returned to our radar since the former president’s schedule’s eye-opening seven hour gap on 1/6/21.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Djivan Gasparian, “A Cool Wind is Blowing,” I Will Not Be Sad in the World – album; Michael Dessen, “Water Seeks,” Between Shadow and Space – album. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/AbazajianBeckmann4-19-22.mp3

High Noon Is Below the Belt AND “Inside the 45th” No. 1

Alex Keena and Tony Smith, two of the political science signatories of the Statement of Concern, return to examine the considerable warning signals in states’ legislatures adoption of restrictive voting laws. In the second segment (minute 47:30) I’m launching the new segment of “Inside the 45th” with Kev Abazajian, UCI Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Director of the Center for Cosmology. Listeners who would like to appear in this segment in the future can get on the schedule by reaching the host at: cshambaugh@kuci.org.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” VNV Nation, Lights Go Out,” Noire – album; Sunscreen, “Voices,” – Just A Drop EP http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/KeenaLatnerAbazaPod6-15-21.mp3