“Motherland” Speaking Truth$ to Petrol

Vic Gerami, editor and publisher of the Blunt Post, as well as host/producer of the “Blunt Post with Vic” on Radio KPFK,” speaks about his recently released documentary, “Motherland” an award-winning documentary feature film about Azerbaijan’s, Turkey’s attack on Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in 2020 and the massacre of 5,000+ people. In his film he details his travels to Armenia several times last year, where he interviews elected officials, eyewitnesses, veterans, refugees, and journalists for the film. That act of aggression, is part of campaign that has associations with our Irvine Mayor, which listeners have heard raised before on this show. The film will be presented at the Irvine City Hall chamber at 6 pm on 1/25th, with Vic Gerami presenting, and Q & A to follow.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Djivan Gasparyan – “Dle Yaman.”

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/Gerami1-17-23.mp3

One Ukrainian Voice Rising to This Moment

For the full hour is Andriy Strekhaliuk, Ukrainian entrepreneur, consultant in HR & organizational development, and instructor at local business school – currently assisting his country’s military. He paints a personal picture of one Ukrainian man and his family, as well as show particular intersections between Ukrainian and American institutions, while taking every opportunity to bring us along with Ukrainians’ rich culture. Along with this broadcast, the host urges a listen to the accompanying Part 2 below. Andriy offers a host of resources for listeners who want to be more than by-standers to the horrific invasion of Ukraine. Those include: https://prytulafoundation.org/en https://savelife.in.ua/en/; https://spendwithukraine.com/; https://www.etsy.com/shop/NatArtiStudio?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1209255865; https://www.facebook.com/valerii.pekar – thinker and entrepreneur; https://www.facebook.com/andrij.bondar – author https://www.facebook.com/volodymyr.yermolenko – philospher, journalist

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Jazz Kolo, Ukrainian Jazz Melody. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/StrekhaliukPart1_9-6-22.mp3

Part 2: This is a continuation of Andriy Strekhaliuk’s personal accounts of his participation in the EuroMaidan movement and how that contributes to the capacity that is rallying in Ukraine’s nation building – before, during, and after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. He closes with some family notes. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/ASPart2.mp3

Women Bringing The Goods on 3-8-22

It’s March 8th and a good time to tap into the gifts of the thinking of seasoned women. Sharon Rosen Leib, attorney and blogger; and Nancy Wingfield, emeritus scholar of Eastern European history – present solid takes on the range and depth of years of analyzing current events. It’s time. And a work in progress. Other women will be invited to weigh in later. Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album Ukrainian Folk Song Group Dhzerela. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/LeibWingfield3-8-22.mp3

Hapsburg Scholar Looks Under U.S.’s Democratic Hood

For the full hour, in advance of the Biden/Harris Inauguration, Dr. Nancy Wingfield is an academic for the moment. As a Northern Illinois University Presidential Research Emerita Professor, principally investigating Eastern European history and with many connections in public agencies, Professor Wingfield offers insight about: fascism, soft power, autocracies, and more.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Bedrich Smetna “Ma Vlast,” Thomas Hengelbrock conducting Hamburg Sinfonieorchester.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/WingfieldPod1-19-21.mp3