Monday, April 30, 2007

Nationalism in Vigils: How about a Vigil for those killed in Iraq?"

On our 30 Aril 2007 show, we chat with UCI anthropology graduate student Philip Grant, whose research is on Iran, about why he wrote the UCI Chancellor Michael Drake, to challenge UCI on why Drake's email to UCI evoked "our nation" as being in "deep sorrow." How about those not of this nation, Grant asked. See press release. To listen to the show, click here:

Monday, April 16, 2007

Orange County's Dust of Life [Bui Doi]

Dust of Life Actor Devon Duy Nguyen with Director Le-Van Kiet. Photo © Daniel C. Tsang 2007

On our next show, we talk with the director of a new film that will the showing at the closing night of the Vietnamese International Film Festival in Orange County. VIFF is in its third edition: Featured this year are five films from Vietnam as well as films from the Vietnamese diaspora the world over.

On Monday, we talk with film director Le-Van Kiet about his film, Dust of Life (Bui Doi) about why he chose to bring to the screen the fraught lives of Vietnamese youth in 1990s Orange County.

The show airs from 9-10 a.m. on 16 April 2007 on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Irvine, California, and via the Internet on

Dust of Life will be screened on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at UCI, HIB 100, at 7 p.m., as VIFF's closing night film. For more info., see the VIFF website:

For more information, see press release.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dorothy Fall on Vietnam War Journalist Bernard Fall

On our next show, Monday, March 12, 2007, we talk with author Dorothy Fall about her book on her husband, Bernard Fall, whose scholarly works, Street Without Joy and Hell in a Very Small Place, on the French disaster in the Vietnam War, are classics. He predicted that the U.S. would be unable to win the war politically, even if it had superior military power. The book is Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar (Potomac Books).

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Teaching Sexuality

On our next Subversity show on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County, California, we chat with Kassia Wosick-Correa about a sociology of sexuality class she has taught at UC Irvine. Wosick-Correa is a Ph.D candidate in Sociology.

The show airs from 9-10 am on Monday, 9 April, 2007 on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County.

ACADEMICS: A recent lecture featuring pornographic films and performers resulted in mixed responses.

By Julian Camillieri, New University, March 13, 2007.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Cage-Free Eggs campaign comes to UCI

Irvine -- Why isn't UC Irvine serving cage-free eggs in its food services?

For months UCI political scientist and Asian Americanist Claire Kim has been trying, without success, to get UCI to serve eggs of cage-free chickens in its dorms and campus restaurants. Aramark, which has a multi-year contract with UCI to provide food services, is willing to do so, according to Prof. Kim, but the university still hasn't moved on the issue.

We chat with Prof. Kim on our next show April 2, 2007 at 9 am.

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