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Inquiring Minds Wanna Hear.




Meet Irvine City Council Candidate Lauren Johnson-Norris And League of Women Voters Review CA Propositions

Lauren Johnson-Norris, local attorney and Irvine Community Services Commissioner, makes her case for why she should fill one of the two open seats on the Irvine City Council. In the second segment (min 29:21), Rebecca Newman, president of the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast offers the pros and cons of the California statewide propositions. Useful resources for voters include:,...


SB 54 at Irvine City Council AND Meet CA 49th Congressional Dist. Candidate Mike Levin

Jennifer Koh, immigration attorney and professor at Western State College of Law, takes up Irvine Mayor Don Wagner’s resolution pertaining to SB 54, the CA Values Act. Postponed, the resolution is once again on the City Council agenda the same day as this show, 10-9-18. Its agenda Item 4.1 may begin at 5 p.m., at the City Council Chambers The legal and political implications of this resolution will be considered. 949-724-6205 is the City Clerk's number. In the second segment (min 30:00),...


Grace Kelly Interview

In advance of her Barclay Theater 10-19 performance on her ""Grace's Joy Party" tour, Grace Kelly calls it in from Logan International. Catch this rising star as she talks of her formative years, her inventive productions, her non-profit contributions, and her growing studio enterprises. Follow her on


UCI Voter Registration PSA

UCI Voting PSA for general election 2018, featuring OC Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley


Meet Kevin de León for CA US Senate AND OC Registrar of Voters On Task

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, 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: On November 6th the office can be reached by phone at:...


There's A Place for ALL of Us

Interview with soprano, Nadine Sierra.


Pre-Trial Detentions in CA AND Rethinking Water Management

Jeffrey Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition, offers a grounded analysis about what California, versus others states, is doing with SB 10, the law ending money bail in CA. Petitions for reversing this law are being distributed statewide; qualified signatures are due into the Governor's office by November 26th. In the second segment (min 26:06) Conner Evers, water policy whisperer of Southern California, has tools for some out of the box thinking with water solutions....


The 29th Annual Southern CA Alzheimer's Disease Research Conference AND Native American Relics Beneath Our Subdivisions and Infrastructure

UCI researcher Daniel Gillen speaks to all facets, including his talk, of the upcoming 29th annual Alzheimer’s conference, held this Friday, 9-21, 7:30 a.m. til 4 the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Right around the corner, right down the street. Registration is still available at: Details regarding participation in clinical trials are available at: 949-824-0008 or In the...


At Risk Before and After 9/11

We mark a somber 17th anniversary of the 9/11 with voices reminding us of what’s been and continues to be at risk in this nation of ours. First, Melina Abdullah, co-founder of the LA Black Lives Matter, breaks down the persistent structural barriers that deprive African Americans of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the second segment Nuha Eshaq, lets sink in the huge divide that current immigration policy poses for her Yemenese family, friends, and colleagues; the travel ban...


Citizenship Fair Live in Anaheim 9-29-18 AND Assistance League of Irvine

Jorge Hermosillo of the OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), puts on the map and your calendar their yuge Citizenship Fair in Anaheim on Sept 29th; an opportunity for all to assist applicants to become naturalized citizens. The Fair is here before we know it! Details about training to prepare for the big event and the big event itself are available at: OCCORD is located 13252 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite 204, in Garden Grove. In the...


CA's 4th Climate Change Assessment AND OC's Climate Action Campaign

John Laird, Governor Brown’s appointment as California Secretary for Natural Resources, takes up the California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment with menacing trends that the state stares down; this in advance of the Global Climate Action Summit to be held Sept. 12-14th in San Francisco. Details are available at: In the second segment (min 16:10), Robin Ganahl, Orange County Organizer for the Climate Action Campaign, presents a trove of...


Greenpeace Ups Brown's Game AND Domestic Violence Intersections with the Vagaries of Immigration Policy

Greenpeace is engaging the public to raise Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate change leadership game in time for next month’s Global Climate Action Summit hosted in San Francisco. Covering that is Greenpeace Senior Climate Campaigner/attorney, Naomi Ages. Assignments related to "Brown's Last Chance Campaign" are regularly posted by texting 877-877 and typing CLIMATE; news posted at: In the second segment (min 17:53), Jane Stoever, Director of UCI’s Law School...


Welcome Dean Tyrus Miller AND Wayward Artists Productions

The show offers a warm anteater welcome to our brand new dean of UCI School of Humanities Tyrus Miller; let us listen to him make the case(s) for a more perfect union the Humanities way. Then, keeping the civilization theme going in the second segment (min 38:35), is Craig Tyrl, artistic director of Wayward Artist productions, presenting his inestimable theater in beautiful downtown Santa Ana, 125 North Broadway. Information about the upcoming performances as well as their Kickstarter...


Ziggy Marley Interview

In advance of his 8-19-18 appearance at the Pacific Amphitheater at the Orange County Fair, Ziggy Marley talks about his music, music he listens to, and where it all fits in these times.


Working Women Put Hospitality Into Perspective

Ada Briceno, co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11, a hotel and resort workers' union - is joined by two women employed in the hospitality sector in Anaheim: June Mekker, a Disney Dining phone operator, a hotel concierge services worker, and a Union shop steward; and Veronica Chavez, a Disney housekeeper and a union organizer. They cover: Anaheim's recently adopted City Council districts, the new minimum wage ordinance that has qualified for the Anaheim City general election ballot this...


Plastic Plastic Everywhere AND UCI Goes Off Grid

The marine scene is not so much water water every where but not a drop to drink-no, it’s more like plastic plastic everywhere . . . talking about this e x p a n s i v e l y will be Katie Allen, Executive Director of Algalita Marine Research. In the second segment (min 27:38), Scott Lee, engineering researcher at UCI’s Advanced Power and Energy Program, walks us through the feat his colleagues and he achieved, pulling the UCI campus off the grid. We look under APEP’s hood and around at UCI's...


Deeper Breathing Over Fake News AND "Time's Up; An Uncensored Look at the Time's Up & #MeToo Movement

Christine Gagnier, attorney at law with a practice at Gagnier and Margossian LLP and adjunct professor at UCI’s Law School takes up the underpinnings and nuances of fake news; around forever but oh so menacing to democracy in our time. In the second segment, curator Anuradha Vikram and exhibitions director Carolyn Yarnell at the Orange County Contemporary Art Center in Santa Ana, will talk about the current exhibition “It’s Time; An Uncensored Look at the Time’s Up & #MeToo Movements,” open...


Precarious Incidents of SCOTUS in Broad Daylight AND Medicare: New Card, Less Fraud

Rick Hasen, UCI Law School professor and nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation weighs in on the effect of rulings from the recent Supreme Court term. He makes predictions about the US Supreme Court's composition, and how SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh would affect that. In the second segment, Jack Cheevers, the public information officer for Region 9 of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, posts us on the roll-out of the new...


Expressly at San Juan Hills High AND Solitary Confinement; Michael's Story

Olivia Fu and Samantha Newman, formerly co-editors of "The Express" at San Juan Hills High School, got a little ink in a recent "New York Times" article. They make some radio waves on this program talking about sex, parents, sports, politics, and censorship. In the second segment, Michael Saavedra, former detainee at the Pelican Bay Prison, spent the last 12 years of his 19 year sentence, in solitary confinement; a study of resilience and struggle, prior to and following his release in...


Chemists Know! AND Reinvigorating OC's Needle Exchange Program

Some real fire works: UCI chemistry Professors Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian blow our minds with their nano, hyper nano single molecule electromechanical sensor proposition; a heady technology with consequential applications. Then in the second segment (min 30:30), Dallas Augustine and Mahan Naeim, UCI students with the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, soldier on as the Orange County Board of Supervisors and other civic leaders turn their backs on a best practice. Details are available...