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.
As the news dessert opens up in Orange Co. with its 3.3 million residents, the media continues to fall behind in covering us. The beginning of 2020 is an opportune time to raise KUCI’s game, so….. we’ll get on with that today with social scientists taking the reins; starting with Alexandra Macias, political science professor at Cal State University building what you could call a two-way civic education enterprise –https://www.california45th.org/.
In the second segment (minute 31:33), UCI Sociology Professor David Meyer runs some through lines into abundant protests unfolding on most continents, examining the synergy among national and International movements. The cue lengthens.
Katie Kalvoda, who’s recently founded a new political action campaign in OC, “Asian Americans Rising,” among other newly realized political talents, has the full hour, to explore them all as she institutionalizes these organizations right here, right now. Asian Americans Rising is a political action committee that elevates the political impact of the AAPI community through civic engagement, issue advocacy, and promotion of candidates at the local, state, and national levels who represent the interests of the American Asian Pacific Islander community in Orange County. Asian Americans Rising can be followed on a host of social media platforms for details about their upcoming Summit and Presidential Convention September 7-8, at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center venues in Costa Mesa.
Because elections matter, we begin our coverage of candidates who have filed to run in the 3/12/19 special election for the Orange County Board of Supervisors District 3. Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will be the first candidate. Details about this special election are available at: https://ocvote.com/.
In the second segment (minute 36:23), Kathy Orlinksy and Dana Leslie of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will present 2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Southern California Regional Conference program Feb. 23-24 on the Cal State L.A. campus. This program is entitled, “2019: The Tipping Point.” They talk about their compelling themes and guests. Registration details are available at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-citizens-climate-lobby-southern-california-conference-registration-53164341978.
We begin electoral coverage with a CA State Senator Kevin de León, challenging incumbent US Senate Diane Feinstein in this year’s general election on November 6th.
In the second segment (min 24:30), OC Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley weighs in with how he’s managing this year’s midterm election; it’s the ritual, we have elections – we talk to Neal. Important voter information is available on his always improving website: https://www.ocvote.com/. On November 6th the office can be reached by phone at: 714-567-7600.
UCI Professor Linda Trinh Vo and Ms. Tram Le, Director and Associate Director respectively of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project, cover the current exhibit that they co-curated: “Vietnam Focus: Generations of Stories.” Show Dates: July 17, 2015 – February 26, 2016; Old Orange County Courthouse; 3rd Floor Historic Gallery, 211 West Santa Ana Boulevard; Santa Ana, CA 92706 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 4:30pm; as well as the following Saturdays: 8/22, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/19, 1/23. More information is available at: http://sites.uci.edu/vaohp/programs/events-vietnamesefocus/ and for additional questions: firstname.lastname@example.org