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
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 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?