World Affairs Council of OC AND Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet

Today our guests cover the world in two different ways, two different constructs. We start with Richard Downie, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Orange County, talking about the forums and mentoring that his local chapter offers the community. He surveys some highlights and moves into what they’ve got planned for 2024. In the second segment (approx. minute 30:00) Alonzo King Co-Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of LINES Ballet, raises the fundamentals of life and creativity, in advance of his San Francisco company performing Jan 20th, 7:30 p..m., at Segerstrom Hall. Details about the performance are available at:

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Aaron Lington Quartet performing Robert Nelson’s Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra, “III allegro,” Secondary Impressions – album; Wayne Shorter Quartet, “Zero Gravity,” Beyond the Sound Barrier – album.

Art and Entertainment in the Age of COVID

Richard Chang, Arts and Culture senior editor at the Voice of OC, lecturer in journalism, and former KUCI DJ, offers a cultural map of opportunities and workarounds during the pandemic and a look beyond. This is the second to last edition of “Digging Out.”

Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits – album; Shabaka Hutchings, “Black Skin, Black Masks,” We Out Here – album.

Huntington Beach Oil Spill’s Roster of System Failures AND Dianne Reeves Performs in Our Neighborhood

Today is a flight over the whole Huntington Beach Oil Spill debacle at 70,000 feet. Sean Anderson, Chair and Professor of the Environmental Science and Resource Management Professor and Director of the PIRatE Lab at CA State University University Channel Islands, will speak in the first segment about how innumerable institutions have failed all living things. His recent lecture offers addtional takes:

In the second segment (min 31:30), is an intimate portrait of the inestimable jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, in advance of her appearances around SoCal, including the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center 8 pm at 10-22-21.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” The Sounds of Africa – album; Dianne Reeves, “Stormy Weather,” Beautiful Life – album; and Dianne Reeves/Billy Childs, “To A Child,” Map To The Treasure-Reimagining Laura Nyro – album.

Orange County Art Museum Makes Its Moves and Makes Waves

Todd Smith, Director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art, posts us on the Museum’s transition from the Newport Beach location to the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center. The temporary location until the new building is completed in the early 2020s, is 1661 W Sunflower in Santa Ana. Details about current exhibits and events are available at: