Unions, Education and the University

Topic: Unions, Education and the UC
Segment: D Report
Participants: Historian David Chavez, Doctoral Candidate UC Riverside
Broadcast Air Date: 2/23/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:

– What is the history of unions?
–  Are unions still relevant?
– What is the history of unions and the reconstruction period?
– What is the history unions and white supremacy?
– How do unions participate in accessing profit resources?
– Is the conversation on unions always associated to communism?
– Why is talking about workers’ rights and human rights  demonized?
– What is neo-liberal capitalisms?
– Why are public school teachers and teaching assistants represented by unions, yet there is not a union for adjunct faculty?
– Why do we accept union representation in some jobs but no other employment sectors?
– What is the future of unions as the economy shifts from manufacturing, to service, to consumer economies?
– Are the majority of workers in the UC system represented by unions?
– What is the reform movement within union.
– What is senate bill 201?
– What is the salary of the UC System President?

Art, Resistance and Beauty

Topic: Art, Resistance and Beauty
Segment: D Report
Participants: Soni Art,   https://www.instagram.com/sonjiart/, https://sonjiart.wordpress.com/,
and Raul Gonzales  from Mictlan Murals  , https://mictlanmurals.com/,
Broadcast Air Date: 2/9/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– How do we describe art?
– Is art a tool for healing?
– Is art available to everyone?
– What are the different forms of accessible art?
– Is graffiti a form of art?
– What is wheat pasting?
– Can art be used a form of education?
– How do you quit your well-paying job to become a working artist?
– How do we express the beauty that exists in our communities?
– How do we take back the meaning of art and artists to be more inclusive?
– Is art a form of expression of what we dream?
– Can everyone be an artist?
– At what price do we put a way our dreams and or expression?
– How did political movement lead to becoming an artist?
– What is the process for making a community mural?
– Did art begin making stick figures?
– Is art in the US , white supremacist?
– How do we look to our peers in order to make our own movements?
– Did Alfaro Siqueiros get deported from Los Angeles?
– Is there conflict between community artists and having to sell your art in order stay alive?
– Is a powerful and meaning full art found in selling for a million dollars?
– Why is it difficult to pay the artist?
– Do non-profits put artist at the end of the funding list?
– How do arts based non-profits take advantage of artists?
– Respect the work of the artists by paying artist.
– Recognize all artists.
– Support an artist that is alive now and not a dead one.
– Why are the artists being displaced due to gentrification?
– Why do some artists go to jail for painting?
– Art and community’s resistance and revolution?
– How did business and Chicano Studies classes lead to making murals?
– How do you make complete and constructive change through community art ?
– Why do we value “pre -approved “ art?
– Are you a legitimate artist if you go to art school and get an MFA?,
– Why doesn’t some art as ask permission ?
– Does money corrupt art?
– Is graffiti art still free if it is sponsored?
– Is talking about art a talk about leisure time?
– Are the art dealers and galleries the ones that make money in art?
– Why are we speaking English, yet we’ve never been to England; We are speaking Spanish, yet we’ve never been to Spain?
– How does the language we use limit the things we can talk about?
– What are the different forms of Art?
– Are cooks and  mechanics artists?
– What  is art  with a purpose?

 

A journalist’s insights to Orange County DA’s pattern: NO charges found for off-duty Police officer

 

Topic: A journalist’s insights to Orange County DA’s pattern: NO charges found for off-duty Police officer
Segment: D Report
Participants: Gabriel San Roman, Journalist, UCR Alum , writer for OC Weekly .
writer of OCDA: No Charges for Off-Duty LAPD Cop in Scuffle With Anaheim Teens
Broadcast Air Date: 2/2/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
OCDA: No Charges for Off-Duty LAPD Cop in Scuffle With Anaheim Teens
– Who is Kevin Ferguson?
– How does growing up in Anaheim allow for new journalism insights?
– What is the general assumption of Anaheim as white space?
– Is Anaheim the “happiest place on earth?”
– What is the history of Anaheim prior to 1955 historic
– What is the Anaheim citric strike of 1932?
– What will the census figure show of the super majority non- White?
– What is the history of incidents Anaheim of the community with police departments?
– How is race socially constructed and contested politically in the city spaces?
– Is the city contesting the change away a from whiteness?
– How is whiteness being claimed?
– How does understanding the demographic changes in Loara high school add context to the incident between Kevin Ferguson and the young brown and black youth?
– How did the historic Mexicana/o barrios come to share space with new class and racialized residents?
– Was it OK for Ferguson to put his hands on a 13-year-old young man?
– How does Anaheim treat its Brown and Black youth?
– Why was it not a surprise to hear the decision of Anaheim DA not to press charges against Kevin Ferguson?
– How was the incident reframed or repackaged as an incident of conflict between a homeowner-adult and the misbehaved brown teenagers?
– Shouldn’t off duty police officers be held to higher standard of criteria of appropriate behavior?
– How does the incident replicate the historic and contemporary USA pattern of police misconduct?
– Where does the belief in journalistic objectivity lie on what stories are investigated and or reported?
– What were the criteria for the decision not to press charges against Kevin Ferguson?
– Did the DA act in systematic form in not pressing charges against Kevin Ferguson as LAPD off-duty police officer?
– How is police power and police violence protected by the legal system?
– Why did it take the Anaheim DA a year for it to make its decision not to charge Kevin Ferguson with anything?
– Does the outrage over police misconduct dissipate?

Law school: Learning to become the people we do not want to be?

Topic: Law school: Learning to become the people we do not want to be?
Segment: D Report
Participants: Raquel Anakalea , Law school Student , University of New Mexico School of Law
Broadcast Air Date: 1/26/16 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– Is the law racist?
– Can we make an effective change by going to law school?
– Can we be a voice for marginalized community?
– What are different master narratives that
– What is the difference between stating that the “law is unequal as applied” versus of the “law itself is unequal?”
– Was the law by “Western society” to put in place and organize a new Western society?
– Does the teaching of law create an “othering” of people via the language of us versus them?
– Were people of color included when US laws were established?
– Does going to law school change the way you see the world outside of law school?
– Is law school such a different world that it has its own language?
– Does the law school experience change if your classmates are a majority as the “unexpected law school students as a working class and people of color majority?”
– what if you attend a school where the majority of your classmates and professors are not allies?
– Why is Race and Gender discourse not engaged actively, even when the cases addressed in law school are about race and gender?
– the fight for visibility
– Does the US government accept Indigenous tribal communities selling of their legally constructed land titleship to non- indigenous private individuals?  Holding : No because the US government relies on the doctrine of discovery in order to invalidate indigenous people’s right to land claims.
Johnson v. M’Intosh ( 1823)
– How does the restrictions on what is said and how it is said, create processed that make us feel invisibilized?
-Does expressing that we feel unsafe as students result in more unsafety and vulnerability?
– How does law school teach to be competitive, combative and resolve conflict through battle?
-Are going to law school to be socialized to become the people we do not want to be?
– What happens if in the three or four years of attending school, we become different people?
– Will going to law school turn me into a bad person?
– Can we tell our professors that the phrase “off the reservation” is invisibilizing?
– Why to so many of us
– How do we protect ourselves in law school so we can recognize ourselves once we are done.
— Can we bring the law to the level of humans?
-Do we elevate the law to a magical text, when it’s just a paper that was written by people?
– Why do legal systems hide behind structures that were designed to maintain power.
– What is the difference between constitutional interpretations of originalism, textualism and living constitution?
-Is the system of the law messed up from the inside out?
-How do we build new spaces for us to be respected, fruitful and strong?

Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength

1/19/18 Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength
Topic: Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength
Segment: D Report
Participants: Terrance Steward, MA in Education, community Organizer and Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 11/ 25/16 and 1/19/ 18 KUCR 88.3 FM. ( Re broadcast)
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– Have you heard the entire “I have a Dream” speech or only snippets?
– Is a “A knock at Midnight” about fear or courage?
– What do we think about when threatened?
– Who or what do we call upon to gather support to stand up for justice and truth?
– Can we accept anger and rage in the words of Martin Luther King?
– What are we risking when we defy the threats of violence?
– How is nonviolent a radical counter to violence?
– Why can’t’ we fight fire a with fire?
– I being passive strength the most aggressive act you can offer to weaken violence?
– What are the three ways that oppressed people can react to their oppression?
(1-Rise up with violence, 2- resignations or acquiescence, 3- nonviolent resistance)
– Do we admire freedom fighters whereever they are?
– Why and how is organized non-violence resistance powerful?
– We don’t have to accept violence?

“Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.”. – Martin Luther King Jr., 16 August 1967

Year 1 of # 45: Reflecting on politics and the information Bubble

Topic: Year 1 of # 45: Reflecting on Politics and the Information Bubble
Segment: D Report
Participants: Dave Poyer, MA in International relations, Former Political Consultant
Broadcast Air Date: 1/12/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– What can we say about the electorate, a year into the presidency of # 45?
– Was the decision to vote for #45 based on local interests?
– Have supporters of # 45 realized that the presidential campaign promises are not going to be delivered?
– How do the empty political word games affect people at the local street level?
– Will the sound bites of #45 injure the United States globally?
– Is there shock among supporters of # 45 at the actions of # 45?
– What do we do when the “clean up” to “make America great again” surprises us by targeting us and our neighbors?
– How do you turn to your neighbor and say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t know #45 was going to do these things to you;” when I voted for him.
– Can we figure out what pubic officials are going to do in the future by looking at what they have already done?
– Why is John Kelly, someone trained to occupy countries, in charge of policing the Border?
– When was the last time a U.S. president was un-invited from visiting the United Kingdom?
– Why do we hear from critics of #45 and little to none from supporters of #45?
– Is it scary to have to second guess your previous support of #45?
– Is politics a game of convincing people to vote against their own interests?
– How do we learn to repeat the same talking points in place of individual thought?
– Does media political information operate as an insulation bubble that limits alternative points of view?
– Is politics something you access by pouring into a glass or is it so big you have to swim into it?
– What happened to the age of information freedom that was supposed to liberate us from bias?
– How does the country where the majority of world lives, surveil and censor information?
– What is the great firewall of China?
– Is the information being curated, screened and filtered to produce an illusion of free access to information?
–  If you live in China,  can you find the picture from1989 Tiananmen Square,  of the man standing in front of the tank?

tank-man jeff widener 1989 2 x 4
[One of several photographs of the event was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press, 1989]

– Isn’t the fear of a future where your information is screened just for you a little late if your social media and search engines have been filtering information just for you for years?
– If information is not free then what are we not seeing about  our own culture?
– If information is not free then what are we not seeing about the world?
– Have we replaced our individual conversations for repetitions of talking points as scripts?
– What are the new alternative forms of political engagement?
– Who really is in charge?
– Is the Unites States operating under a corporate oligarchy?
– Why would you include a deduction item for hedge fund managers in a tax reform bill stated to help those living paycheck-to-paycheck?
– How much money do you need to have  the bank in order to get the president on phone?
– Is Oprah a good presidential candidate because  she is a  billionaire that speaks the same language of corporate wealth?
– What if #45 is not hurting his political support base, because his base are billionaires?
– Is voting along party lines a practice of voting against our own self-interests?
– Has the Democratic party moved to the “right?”
– Is there evidence to describe Hilary Clinton as a War Hawk?
– Why didn’t Obama make meaningful changes to the banking industry that reflected support of the non-bankers?
– Why don’t third-party candidates get included into the political conversation?
– Why is capitalism not central to the political dialogue of America?
– What does the politics for non-corporate parties look like?

H.E.A.T.- Building a table of Trust: the System, the Sanctuary

1/05/18 H.E.A.T., Building a table of Trust- the System, the Sanctuary and the Streets
Topic: H.E.A.T. Symposium February 2 &3 in Riverside CA
Segment: D Report
Participants: Terrance Steward, MA in Education, community Organizer and Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 1/05/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
H.E.A.T. Symposium – Winter 2018
On February 2-3, 2018, PICO California will convene its 3rd H.E.A.T. symposium, focusing on the theme of “Trust: The System, The Sanctuary, The Streets”.
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2098197
-Inland congregation United for Change, (ICUC),  https://www.facebook.com/icucpicoca/ http://www.icucpico.com/leaders
-What is H.E.A.T. (Hiring, Equipment, Accountability and Training?
-How did the PICO campaign lead to the development H.E.A.T.?
-How to you build a “table” for different groups to work together and learn from one another?
-If you are not sitting at the table, you are on the menu?
-Do the communities and the police officers have the same concerns?
-Where does the element of trust fit in the subject of community safety and policing?
-Isn’t trust contradictory between the system of policing, the sanctuary and the streets?
-Can we create something new, built on trust by bring the streets, clergy and police together?
-What if we have been accustomed to believe that the police are a remedy for poverty , inequality and systemic violence?
– Is there already a relationship between the sanctuary circlers and the police, yet not a relationship with the streets?
-Is there a space of trust that he streets can talk to the police system?
-What are the alternatives to the incarceration approach to address what is considered a crime?
-What if a measure of success is promoting police for incarcerating humans?
-What is Principal Policing training and does it counter implicit biased in policing?
-How do you implement Procedural Justice?
-Do the police hire People of color, Women, and LGBTQ?
-Bill AB 953- documents data base of perceived race?
-We have been told before that if police was conducted by members of the community, policing would be less violent; but is there a space to talk about policing as inherently violent?
-What is the history of police departments and the slave patrols?
-Can we build community programs as alternatives to police departments?
-Austin Sterling and Fernando Castile were killed by Police.
-Riverside is becoming a place of dramatic change.
-Do systems of oppression have the capacity to trust?
-Who are your trusting nine? Who do you trust to enter your house?
-What has changed in police accountability in the 20 years since Taisha Miller was Killed by the Police in Riverside?
-How do we give our communities credit for all the hard work that has produced positive change?
How de we heal our communities and build trust for greater support and strength?