Returning to the show are local Citizen’s Climate Lobby organizers, Mark Tabbert and Craig Preston, closely tracking the carbon tax in federal infrastructure legislation. In the second segment (minute 38:13), Gloria Alvarado, executive director of the OC Federation of Labor, takes stock of the late president of the AFL CIO Richard Trumpka. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Emily Barker, “Machine;” and Aaron Burdette, “Working Class.”
Dr. Mahtab Jafari, UCI Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of The UCI Center for Healthspan Sciences, brings her breakthrough course promoting healthy lifestyle choices and students’ well-being, now going University of CA system wide. Then, in the second segment (minute 33:39), Orange County Citizens Climate Lobby activists, Ginger Osborne and Mark Tabbert post us on where their bi-partisan efforts over these last 12 years, bring them at this juncture with a new president and the 117th Congressional Session.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifigue”; Scott Miller, “Joyful Joyful,” Christmas Gift – album; Indigo Girls, “Happy Joyous Hanukkah” Happy Holly Days – album
Rachel Bitecofer, political scientist and forecaster at the Wason Center at Christopher New Port University, and senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, returns to the show to bring her inestimable model of forecasting, fresh off the press, on what the electoral map will look like in 2020. Not a Twitter follower, watch for her app.
In the second half (minute 19:53), Citizens’ Climate Lobby activists Virginia Bernal and Tabbert talk about the heady times they had on Capital Hill this last June, and ways in which the political ground is shifting on climate policy on the municipal as well as the federal levels. Marching orders provided