Neal Kelley, retiring OC Registrar of Voters, will give us an exit interview. Other platforms are already doing this; the host will do it her way, sad as she is to do it this last time with him. Neal talks about the hiring process and the challenges ahead for his successor Bob Page.
In the second (minute 26:44), Mai Tran, communications strategist for Stop The Music, speaks about the conditions in Orange County Sheriff Barnes’ jails. The central concern is how the food served there is a confounding health problem. Their next meeting will be 2/24/22. More details are available at: https://www.stopthemusick.net/.
Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Leonard Berstein conduction Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; James Emery Iliad Quartet, ” Turbulence,” Turbulence – album.
Neal Kelley OC Registrar of Voters, under whose watchful eye OC voters will cast their ballots, speaks about the logistics involved in administering the CA Statewide Recall Election 2021. It’s good to hear about his other duties including: preparing for the 2022 Midterm Primary with newly redistricted maps in the works; managing inquiries from doubters of the 2020 election results; supporting besieged election administrators around the country; and managing the security of ballots, from printing to counting them. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Miki Yamanaka, “March,” Human Dust Suite – album.
As our vote-by-mail ballots are heading this week to our residences, OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley walks us through all the changes occurring here in the 3/3/2020 CA Primary. A good place to hang out during these next several weeks is: https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/.
In the second segment (minute 28:27), Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley (D) talks policy in her campaign for State Senate District #37, challenging incumbent John Moorlach (R). Join us as we cover state policies as they pertain to daunting trends. David Min (D) also challenging the incumbent, will be on next week’s show.
For your consideration are some events, you won’t want to miss, right around the corner. Jackie Wu, of the OC Registrar of Voters posts us on what to expect with voting in the Presidential primary March of next year; you think it’s too soon? There’s a whole dog and pony show moving around the county from June 8th til July 13th, about the new ways we’ll be voting from the presidential primary onward. Jackie leads us through the process, including details about the community workshops which start with one in Irvine, this June 8th. Details about all things new about voting in OC are available at: https://www.ocvote.com/fileadmin/vc/. In the second segment (min 24:44), Dr. Stephen Tucker, reflects on his intimate connections to the late UCI music professor and composer, Bernard Gilmore in advance of his conducting, along with his twin brother, Dr. Paul Tucker, “Journey to Freedom.” This will be the world premiere of Bernard Gilmore’s composition, and will be performed only at the Soka Performing Arts Center on June 9th. Tickets are available at either: 949-480-4278 or https://www.boxofficeticket.center. Note: the music pairing at the end of this interview is a piece conducted, not composed by Bernard Gilmore.