Largest Campus Strike Takes Root in UC System AND Presenting “Actually” at The Wayward Artist

Since “Ask A Leader” listeners can walk and chew gum, you all can continue watching 2022 midterm election results while we take on local union activity. Organizers with the UAW and the UC-AFT on UCI campus have just started a strike, joining 48,000 UC system wide with grievances aplenty among those in lecturing and researching roles, https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/reinstate-fired-lecturers-respect-the-union-contract-restore-justice. Guests include: Nick Maurer, lecturer awaiting re-appointment; Mia Villegas, lab project coordinator and academic workers’ UAW recording secretary; and in absentia, Honora St. Clair, UC-AFT 5810 field representative; and . Returning to the show in the second segment (minute 29:26), is Craig Tyrl, artistic director of The Wayward Artist. He’s got a play this month, a gala next month, and a new season next year.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Sportive Tricks, “Working Man,” Tricks of the Trade – album; Billy Bragg “There is Power in the Union,” Talking with the Taxman about Poetry – album; Sportive Tricks, “The Working Man,” Tricks of the Trade – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/UCSrikeTyrl11-15-22.mp3

Pregnancy in CA, in the US, in 2022 AND California Propositions on the 11-8 Midterm Ballot

Today’s guest roster opens with Krista Hollinger, Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, covering what is at stake regarding reproductive public healthcare infrastructure, in the moment we are in.

In the second segment (minute 26:42), Stephanie Campbell, as a volunteer for the League of Women Voters’ Speakers Bureau, speaks in an educational versus an advocacy capacity, speaks about California’s seven statewide propositions: Prop 1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, “Senorita,” The Enchantment – album; Tété, “Par Monts et Vallons (le Long de la Route),” Le sacre des Lemmings – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HollingerCampbell9-27-22.mp3

In-Prison UC Education Is Coming And “Pan-Damn It!”

In the first segment, Keramet Reiter returns to the show to talk about UCI’s launching the first in-prison BA completion program in the UC system. Professor Reiter, at both UCI’s Dept. of Criminology, Law, and Society and UCI’s Law School, with 20 years of experience in teaching in prisons, explains how many of California’s institutions are positioned to pull off this program with huge dividends for the individual and the community.

In the second segment (min 30:57), emblazoned on the Ask A Leader marquis, is Kyung Hyun Kim’s fresh as can be, play for this moment, Pan-Damn-It! UCI professor of Humanities and screenwriter Kyung Hyun Kim; and co-directors Jane Page, UCI director and professor at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and Gavin Cameron-Webb independent director – talk about Pan-Damn-It!, Kim’s original screenplay to be performed as a Live Zoom play reading on 11/15, 4-5:30 pm PT. Information on the play and how to get your free tickets is available at: https://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2020_11_15_Pan_Damn_It.html

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ReiterKimPageCamWebbPOD11-10-20.mp3 :

Music credits: “Symphonie Pacifique;”  Walt Wagner Trio, “Trajectory,” Facade – album; and Illum Sphere, “Thousand Yard Stare,” Glass – album.

UCI4COLA

For the full hour we hear from organizers with UCI4COLA, doctoral student Nalya Rodriguez and PhD and law school student Courtney Echols. Cost of Living Adjustments, UC system policing practices, and student housing rental terms are among the many issues on their movement plates. Additional details about their bi-weekly donation drive 7/17 at the UCI Montessori parking lot, the 7/27 housing meeting, Strike U, and other events are available at: https://uci4cola.com. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/EcholsRodriguezPod7-14-20.mp3

#Releasethelease Speaks Truth to Irvine Co and the Ivory Tower

UCI Humanities Professor Mimi Long, along with students: Summer Pagaduan, Lori Sinanian, and another student, mobilize on behalf of renters adjacent to the UCI campus, advocating for relief from the terms of their Irvine Company leases, while they hunker down with parents elsewhere amidst the early closure of the UCI 2019-20 academic year.  In social media:   #releasethelease or https://www.change.org/p/irvine-company-irvine-company-early-lease-termination offer more steps to take. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BreakLeasePodcast4-19-20.mp3

UCI Public Health Dean Speaks AND #releasethelease Speaks Truth to Irvine Co and the Ivory Tower

It’s 7 o’clock somewhere, so let’s salute the essential workers everywhere.  In our hyper-local coverage in the Age of COVID, is another person of the moment, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health, at the Samueli College of Health Sciences.

In the second segment, UCI Humanities Professor Mimi Long, along with students: Summer Pagaduan, Lori Sinanian, and another student, mobilize on behalf of renters adjacent to the UCI campus, advocating for relief from the terms of their Irvine Company leases, while they hunker down with parents elsewhere amidst the early closure of the UCI 2019-20 academic year.  In social media  #releasethelease, or https://www.change.org/p/irvine-company-irvine-company-early-lease-termination offers more steps to take.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/BodAlFreeLease4-21-20.mp3