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" 28th Annual Alzheimer's Conference: "Elephant in the Room" AND "Personal Stereo"

Chelsea Cox, Associate Director of Education at UCI MIND, will cover this week’s ambitious Alzheimers’ conference and it’s ground-breaking theme: “The Elephant in the Room, Sensitive Subject in Dementia Care.” Space is always available for last minute enrollees; register on line at: or call 949-757-3721. The second guest will be UCI Writer In Residence, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow with her new book entitled "Personal Stereo," published by Bloomsbury. In...

Calle Cuarto in Santa Ana AND

Claudia Arellanes, family business owner and treasurer of the Santa Ana Business Council takes us behind the scenes, and offers a long view of what makes downtown Santa Ana so vibrant. And speaking of scenes, playwright Rachel Bonds, talks about the wonders in her world premiere play Curve of Departure which will be performed at the Argyros Theater at the So Coast Rep. Sept. 24-Oct. 15 at Costa Mesa’s Performing Arts Center. Need a few tickets or some information, call 714-708-5555 or go...

Duration: 00:49:48

Refugees Welcome Guidebook Now Available AND OC Models Stormwater Low Impact Management

Monica Curca returns to the show, this time bringing her "Refugees Welcome Guide," fresh off the press, a beautiful and remarkable piece of work. For those unaware of what refugees are enduring, each section of this guide is pause for thought among us who are already settled. Follow Refugees Welcome's progress, contribute valuable resources, and order a copy of the guide by contacting this guest at: In the second half (min 32:12), Dr. Jian Peng, Chief of Water...

Duration: 00:50:06

Houston Is Our Backyard AND Progressive Muslims in Our Front Yard

While Mother Earth burns, churns, and floods, local Citizen Climate Lobby chapter founders Mark Tabbert and Virginia Bernal bring to the show the fruits of their focused work on Capital Hill and in local Congressional districts. Ways to get involved are posted at: In the second half, Ani Zonneveld, founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values offers extensive experience in what makes a political forum perform or not perform. More information...

Duration: 00:53:16

The Legacy of Liu Xiaobo in 21st Century China

The whole hour is devoted to guests Richard Madsen, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at U.C. San Diego; and Dr. Sean Lin media professional and activist. We will start with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was forbidden by his government from accepting his award, and who succumbed July 13th to liver cancer while imprisoned. His wife Liu Xia was during her husband’s detention and is currently under house arrest. Both Madsen and Lin will take up the political and cultural...

Duration: 00:55:35

Girls On The Run Orange County

Girls on the Run Orange County Board Member Amy Cook tells us how her organization is helping elementary and middle school girls develop essential skills. She has a longitudinal study fresh out to make her point(s). For upcoming events, and information about applying for board membership: Girls enrolled in the program will offer their own testimony on a future show that they will help produce. Watch in December for that program.

Duration: 00:09:58

Not Your Parents' Cruise Control AND Girls On The Run Orange County

For the main portion of the show, UCI graduate engineering students at the Advanced Power and Energy Program, Van Wifvat and Blake Lane, take the fiction out of science fiction about ground transportation; slaying some myths and posting us on what’s brewing up about net zero and self driving vehicles. More details are available, where you could spend all week, at: Correction: the earliest autonomous vehicle research was conducted on California's Interstate 15,...

Duration: 00:53:25

Two Fine Minds about Our Brains

Calling all athletes reporting for practice! Returning to the show are James Hicks UCI professor and Director at Center for Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences; and Michael Yassa, UCI Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, and Director of the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory - take up their research along the continuum from the benefits to the hazards of exercise on brain health. Of concern are NFL bangs, the disparities of women in research trauma, and men versus women’s...

Bears Ears and Manifest Hegemony

We contemplate sacred terrain with: Angelo Baca, Native American documentary filmmaker, and Matthew Campbell, Native American staff attorney with the Native American Rights Fund, as they take up their respective and varied efforts to preserve the recently designated US National Monument in southeast Utah known as Bears Ears. They will consider who is taking from whom, following the U.S. Interior Dept.’s recent closing of its comment period over the current administration’s intentions to...

2017 California-Pacific Triennial at OCMA AND Disparaging Clauses at Work

Los Angeles artist, Beatriz Cortez and Assistant Curator Alyssa Cordova, consider what’s on view at the Orange County Museum of Art’s "2017 California Pacific Triennial, Building as Ever," on exhibit now through September 3rd. For hours, location, and upcoming events consult their website: The second segment (min 27:25) covers the latest in sexual harassment workplace issues with local employment attorney Teresa McQueen. Our focus is mainly on the intricacies of the...

Duration: 00:53:08

"Cramming for Finals" the Aulenbach Way AND Citizenship Fairs, Care of OCCORD

Reverend Dr. Bil Aulenbach offers his refreshing and affirming new book entitled, "Cramming for Finals; New Ways of Lookig at Old Church Ideas," published by Summitt Run Press. Copies of his book are available from your favorite independent book dealer or on his website: During the second segment (min 33:18), it is an opportune time to talk with Joese Hernandez, of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCOCRD), in advance of the...

Duration: 00:54:14

Cannabis Under the Political, Cultural, and Legal Microscope

UCI neurobiology and anatomy Professor Daniele Piomelli, along with UCI Law School faculty and former State Sen. Joe Dunn, take up the cutting edge of research and institution building around CA's statewide approval of the legalization of cannabis, Propositions 215 (medicinal use) and 64 (recreational use).

Veterans Deported and Off Our Radar? AND Not So Silent on Reciprocity and Silencers

Striking patriotic themes our way on Independence Day: Congressman Lou Correa from CA 46th Dist., offers his experiences meeting in Tijuana with veterans who’ve been deported. A reversal of their fortunes will be of interest. In the second segment, (min 29:00) amidst many breaking news items, OC Chapter of the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun Violence board members Charles and Mary Leigh Blek consider NRA initiatives staunching diminished sales, court rulings, and the latest state...

Duration: 01:01:27

Solarize Irvine Starts at UniHills AND "Taming of the Shrew" at New Swan Theater

Along with University Hills neighbor/activist Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, April Price at Community Environmental Council talk about the recent launching of a University Hills solar residential project, Solarize Irvine. The deadline to get in on this group discount is July 30th. Information for an assessment of your City of Irvine home is available at: or by calling April herself at: 805-963-0583 x101. The second segment (min 31:59) features...

Duration: 00:55:55

Crooks and Kompromats; Current Russian-American Affairs

Peggy Maradudin, local Russian analyst extraordinaire, returns with more context for the latest developments in Russian and interactions between heads of state. Sergeys Lavrov and Kislyak are mentioned, to clarify references in the latter half of the program. Two readings recommended from this interview: "Nothing is True and Everything is Possible," by Peter Pomerantsev; and "Red Notice," by Bill Browder. Ms. Maradudin will return to this show in advance of the March 2018 Russian elections.

Duration: 00:54:37

UCI Wonderwomen Climate Science Grad Students AND "Art As Protest" in Santa Ana

Alyssa Braciszewski Frederick, Elizabeth Hemming-Schroeder, and Kimberly Duong; UCI graduate students studying climate science lift the curtain after having visited a dozen (mainly) Californian Congressional offices in Washington, D.C. If they came away changed, imagine how changed you will be by their observations of these privileged interactions. They'll be convening a webinar 6-15-17, at 5 p.m. PDT; details are available at: During the second...

Duration: 00:50:07

Stormy Weather; Calling Out Our Distant and Recent History

Michele Goodwin, UCI Law School Professor and commentator extraordinaire takes us to a memorable and deeper level of identity politics . With the full hour, she offers critical insights about our consumption and construct of history over the generations and cenuturies, as the stakes in public health and equal protection, are raised by the hour. It’s also a fine time to cover this year’s Juneteenth commemoration in Orange County on 6-17 from 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. at 18100 Goldenwest St....

Duration: 00:57:07

Public Health During Wartime AND Irvine's Newest Council Member Weighs In

Following Memorial Day, we explore with Pauline Lubens, Ph.D. candidate at U.C.I.'s Dept. of Public Health, her work dealing with the ravages of war on public health and the design of her dissertation studying grief among combat veterans who have lost friends with whom they have served. We hope to have her return to the program when her findings have been published. During the second segment, Irvine City Council Member Melissa Fox returns to the show to take us behind the scenes as she...

Duration: 00:55:42

Earlier Presidential Primaries in California's Future AND What the Prochlorococcus ?

While California considers different ways to lead nationally, State Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo), working both sides of the aisle nicely, posts us on legislation, AB 84 which would move California's presidential primary from June to March. SB 568 is a similar measure moving through the State Senate. In the second segment (min 29:10), UCI earth system scientist and microbiologist Adam Martiny presents his research pertaining to marine bacteria and how it relates to...

Duration: 00:55:21

Americans United Outside Your Classroom AND Members of Congress, Your UCI Student Delegation is Here to See You

Richard Gillock, co-founder of the local chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State makes the distinction between "religious freedom" and the 1st Amendment in today's classrooms and places of worship. He appears in advance of the local chapter's monthly meeting held 5/20 at the Irvine Ranch Water District meeting facility, at 15500 Sand Canyon Drive in Irvine. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. and program begins at 1:45. More details are available at...

Duration: 00:51:41

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