Alice bag: Chicana without asking for permission

Topic: 03/02/18 Alice bag: Chicana without asking for permission
Segment: D Report
Participants: Diana Diaz Reyes- Artist, Educator, and entrepreneur. http://www.dianadiazart.com,
Member of Honey power- feminist art collective, https://www.facebook.com/honeypowerla/,

Broadcast Air Date: 03/02/18 (re-broadcast) & 08/05/16
Station:   KUCR 88.3 FM   Riverside, CA
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:
– Who is Alice bag? http://alicebag.com/
– What did Chicana mean to Alice Bag?
– Who has a right to claim Chicana?
– What if you don’t know what people are because they changed their name?
– Is Hollywood still called Hollyweird?
– Who has the right to define Chicana?
– Where does punk intersect with age, culture or pan-ethnicity?
– Do we have to create a new language for ourselves?
– What does the term identity mean?
– Why does the group Honey power exist?
– Why does society only care about the State’s sanctioned master status categories?
– What if you don’t fit in with the official social boxed categories?
– Where does the self-aware soul fit in a society that does not care?
– You don’t need to ask permission to call yourself Chicana?
– What if MECHA rejects you because of the way you look and act?
– You have every right to make the world you want.
– Is it OK to look at your guitar strings when you play?
– What is the Intersectionality of gender, class and pan-ethnicity?
– You don’t need to ask permission to be the person you want to be.
– What happens when the Chican@ movement retires?
– What is the free moment?
– Are those that follow as second and third generations, less free than the foundational generations?
– Not Chicana enough?
– Is there less tolerance for Chicana because of the Latina/o replacement?
– What is the most sincere definition of ourselves in this movement in time?
– Do we put ourselves in a bigger boxes to make the social structure more comfortable at our expense?
– Why is Chicana as a term is powerful?
– Why does the word Brown make people uncomfortable?
– Is gender free?
– Are we the first to look at ourselves and see such rapid change?

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?

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?