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Inquiring Minds Wanna Hear.

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American MONUMENT AND Art in Nature

11/5/2019
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Today we dwell in two very different museum spaces. First, conceptual artist lauren woods and curator Kimberli Meyer talk about the immersive and transformative experience of their current installation “American MONUMENT,” at UCI’s Beall Center. This installation continues through February 8, 2020. Details about the installation; including the upcoming think tanks and the unveiling forum 2/8/20, are available at: https://beallcenter.uci.edu/exhibitions/american-monument. In the second...

Duration:00:40:13

National Women's Political Caucus; Multi-Partisan/Multi-tasking AND Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris Speaks/Governs

10/29/2019
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Karriann Farrell Hinds, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of California, a multi-partisan organization, brings us from the multi-partisan good old days of her organization’s founding – to the present. Everything is in play. In the second segment (minute 31:47), CA Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, representing District 47: Irvine and nearby cities, reflects on the latest legislative session, her first. More of everything on the table, from the committee rooms, to town...

Duration:00:51:30

Naturalization Delays Ramp Up AND Talking Truth to PG & E Power

10/22/2019
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Ming Chen, law professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a member of the Colorado State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights, reports on the lengthening delays in the naturalization process. Fascinating findings are available in that report entitled: "Citizenship Delayed: Civil Rights and Voting Rights Implications of the Backlog in Citizenship Naturalization Applications." Attention: if you have not already applied for citizenship, you will likely not be...

Duration:00:54:26

Predicting Wildfires in Alaska AND The Decades of Dr. Cotman's and UCIMIND's Alzheimer's Research

10/15/2019
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Shane Coffield, PhD student and researcher at UCI's Department of Earth System Science, presents the Randerson Labs' interesting findings using machine learning/artificial intelligence which models wildfires in Alaska, to predict which of those fires will burn out of control. The model soon will be applied to California wildfires. In the second segment (minute 30:19), Dr. Carl Cotman covers the state of Alzheimer's research in advance of the UCIMIND Alzheimer's Association annual...

Duration:00:53:25

Public Trauma AND PFAS

10/8/2019
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Roxane Silver, UCI Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health and Associate Director of the ADVANCE Program, brings the heft of her over 30 years of compelling work on how we experience publicly-shared trauma. Natural and man-made disasters are considered. Then, (minute 33:00) staying in the expansive public health realm, UCI professor Scott Bartell offers a look under the hood about the challenges to understanding the pathways and public health impacts of PFAS...

Duration:00:49:52

Coping With Sea Level Rise

10/1/2019
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Dr. Jerry Schubel, CEO and President of the Aquarium of the Pacific, returns to the show in advance of their Sea Level Rise free community event on the evening of 10/7, 7-9 p.m.,co-sponsored with The Nature Conservancy and the ArtCenter College of Design. Reservations are requested and available at: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events.

Duration:00:06:46

Eyes Over Here; We're Talking About Gerrymandering AND Coping With Sea Level Rise

10/1/2019
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Amidst the dizzying developments outta D.C., Ask A Leader puts Gerrymandering in front and center, with a civics lesson on why something so complex, so long established in political history, is so consequential to all of us. Seasoned political scientists Alex Keena (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Michael Latner (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) guide us through the nuances of state of the States mapping/remapping gerrymandered districts. Then (minute 43:18) we bring back Aquarium of the...

Duration:00:50:41

Port of Esbjerg, Denmark's Green Economy AND Local National Council of Jewish Women at Work

9/24/2019
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The green economy is on sharp display with the wind turbine sector – Dennis Pedersen, CEO of the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark, offers how the Esbjerg Harbor is a success story for these times. In the second segment (minute 27:56), Dr. Linda Fox, President of the Long Beach/West Orange County section of the National Council of Jewish Women, takes up how her local council sustains an ambitious charter amidst considerable social needs. They extend the invitation to "everyone with shared values...

Duration:00:51:23

Hydrometeorology versus A Little Sharpie AND SCR Reeking of Excellence and Virtuosity

9/17/2019
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As Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing, and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Department at UC Irvine, Professor Soroosh Sorooshian offers the finer points behind what we all witnessed as Hurricane Dorian blew toward the East Coast. His Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing website, https://chrs.web.uci.edu/ is one cool place to geek out for a while, for real time and long term weather patterns. In the second segment...

Duration:00:57:37

Reparations #1619

9/10/2019
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REPARATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES. “So You Want to Talk About Race,” “Tears We Cannot Stop; A Sermon To White America,” “Lies My Teacher Told Me; What Your American History Teacher Got Wrong,” “Winners Take All,” The NYTimes “1619 Project,” “The Beautiful Struggle,” “Sweet Taste of Liberty; A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America,” "Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology, Representation, and Politics," and “There Will be No Miracles Here;” provide some background on the juncture at...

Duration:00:49:01

Climate Strikes and Climate Forums as the Climate Changes

9/3/2019
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We bring back climate science researchers: Kimberly Duong (UCI) and Gianna Lum (Columbia University). Joining them will be the new UCI President of Climatepedia, Patricia Haigh, to herald a huge season of youthful grassroots climate activism, as organizers gather in New York in advance of Greta Thunberg’s much anticipated UN address and the September 20th Global Climate Strike. As their part of these forums, they will host "Irvine Climate Resilience" 9-20, 10 a.m. at Culver Drive-Alton...

Duration:00:50:14

The Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Act AND UC System Versus Elsevier

8/27/2019
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We continue to rethink the plastic proposition with Nick Lapis, Director of Advocacy for Californians Against Waste; taking up CA SB 54 and CA AB 1080; The Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Act. As the CA Legislative session winds down, details are available at: https://camustlead.org/ and https://www.cawrecycles.org/. In the second segment (minute 26:17), Dr. Brian Cummings, Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UCI’s School of Medicine;...

Duration:00:54:31

Navigating the Theological Divide Today in the US

8/20/2019
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Clergywoman Dr. Terry LePage returns to Ask A Leader to offer another kind of Christianity, in these times where some brands of theology seem to be in crisis. We devote the full hour to this topic. Additional commentary from Terry is available at: http://justshine1.blogspot.com/.

Duration:00:53:38

Refugees: Real, Here, and Now

8/13/2019
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For the full hour, refugee crises are made very personal, very real, with Guerline Jozef, executive director of the Haitian Bridge Alliance and Lydia Natoolo, former U. C. Irvine Student Body President and current vice-presidential candidate for the Ugandan diaspora. While you are at it, help yourself to additional materials: https://www.haitianbridge.org/ and https://faithinaction.org/.

Duration:01:00:20

Your Guide to Medicare Enrollment AND "Dr. Keeling's Curve"

8/6/2019
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Jack Cheevers, Public Information Officer for Region 9 of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, talks about the basics and intricacies of Medicare enrollment. In my second (minute 28:50), George Shea, playwright and children’s book author, George Shea, merges science with art as he talks about his play “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” a subversive and lovely play for these times, for all audiences.

Duration:00:53:49

Planned Parenthood's Action in the Community AND The State of Immunizations in OC

7/30/2019
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Ana Gonzalez, Public Affairs Director for the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, takes up the reach of their local advocacy efforts amidst legislative, executive, and electoral changes afoot. In the second segment (minute 29:10), Dr. Matthew Zahn, specialist in Pediatric infectious diseases, currently serving as a medical director of the Division of Epidemiology and Assessment for the Orange Co Health Care Agency, offers insight about childhood...

Duration:00:49:49

Democrats' 2020 Vision In Every Zip Code AND Zero Waste

7/23/2019
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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will look over the Party’s electoral map going into the 2020 Presidential Primaries. In the second segment (minute 27:45), Kayleigh Levitt, founder of Zero Waste Collective Orange County and member of Citizens' Climate Lobby; considers our options to trim our consumption. The Zero Waste Collective is an online community about all things zero waste, as well as sustainable and ethical living, including the work of Max Loboiron.

Duration:00:54:01

Rapid and Responses in Orange County AND "Gourmet by the Bay"

7/16/2019
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Plowing right into the headwinds and the moving targets of immigration policy are guests: Ana Ramirez, Coordinator of the Orange County Rapid Response Network; and Tim Burns, local activist, and community advocate for universal representation for immigrants facing deportation. See something, say something to the hotline: 714-881-1558. Details for how further to get involved are available at: https://resilienceoc.org/. We wrap the show (minute 38:38) with Carissa Macias, program coordinator...

Duration:00:45:59

Asian Americans Rising; A New Toolkit for OC and Beyond

7/9/2019
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Katie Kalvota, 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...

Duration:00:54:42

2020 Electoral Predictions From a Leading Lady AND Planet Lobbying Heats Up

7/2/2019
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Rachel Bitecofer, political scientist and forecaster at the Wason Center at Christopher New Port University, returns to the show to bring her inestimable model of forecasting, fresh off the press, on what the electoral map will look like in 2020. In the second half (minute 19:53), Citizens’ Climate Lobby activists Mark Tabbert and Virginia Bernal talk about the heady times they had on Capital Hill this last June, and ways in which the political ground is shifting on climate policy on the...

Duration:00:51:55