OC Registrar of Voters on Our Midterms AND Meet Scott Hansen, Irvine City Council Candidate

First guest will be Orange County’s newish Registrar of Voters Bob Page for our ritual coverage of election logistics as vote by mail ballots will be shipping their way to Californians’ homes. He offers a shopping list of tabs on https://ocvote.gov/ to register to vote, track your ballot, apply for voting center poll work, report improper activities pertaining to elections, and follow the results at 8:05 p.m. 11-8th. Hotlines to keep handy: 714-567-7600 or 888-OC VOTE.

In the second segment (minute 30:13) is Scott Hansen, one of six Irvine City Council candidates running for two seats; one open and the other challenging incumbent Anthony Kuo, who’s been invited to this show, but has not responded.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Brahms Symphony No.1, Marin Alsop conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra; Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, “Outbound,” Outbound – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PageHansen10-4-22.mp3

Ask A Voter Primary 2022 Edition: These OC Women Have It

On California’s June 7th Primary Day, “Ask A Voter” honors our biannual tradition of bringing voter stories to you listeners, on your way to the voting booth. Invited guests include: Giesela, “Gigi” Tanner (minute 1:53), mother of Ellis Reed, advocate of victims of violent crimes and one of many Moms Demand Action; Brianna, AKA @InMiniVanHell (minute 14:30), O C analyst extraordinaire on Twitter; and U C Irvine English Professor and founding director of Illuminations Julia Lupton (minute 36:21). Voting centers and Registrar of Voters ballot drop boxes will be open til 8 pm.

Music credits: Fanfare for the Common Man, conducted by Leonard Bernstein; Berklee College of Music We Will Rise Summit “Lift Every Voice and Sing – A Cappella: Mikis Theodorakis composer, Z film soundtrack; Henry Purcell, #21 “Dido and Aeneas,” Susan Graham, conducted Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” remix.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/TannerMiniVanLupton6-07-22.mp3

Neal Kelley Signs Off as OC Registrar AND Stop The Musick on Grim Jail Servings

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.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/KelleyMusick2-15-22.mp3

OC Registrar of Voters; CA Statewide Recall 2021 and Running Elections

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.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/KelleyPod9-7-21.mp3

OC Registrar of Voters Rolls Out New Systems for CA Primary AND Meet CA State Senate Candidate Katrina Foley

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.

OC Registrar Hustles New Voting Measures AND “Journey to Freedom” World Premier

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.