On OC, from the nonprofit newsroom Voice of OC, podcast connects newsmakers, elected officials, activists and residents around the latest civic issues in Orange County.
The Complicated Detention System of Orange County Jails
Editors’ Note: This dispatch is part of the Voice of OC Youth Media program, working with student journalists to cover public policy issues across Orange County.
Hardline immigration policies have led to consequences that contradict their intentions, and trap people in a complex system with limited rights.
I'm Alexis Allen. I reported, wrote, recorded, and sound designed this podcast on Orange County immigration detention.
In Episode 1, Not Under Arrest, I look at the Orange County jails that house detainees, and one detainee in particular who got stuck inside.
Loretta Sanchez Talks About Running for Third District Supervisor on March 12
Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, the OC Democratic Party-endorsed candidate, talks about why she’s running to become a county supervisor, representing communities – like Tustin, Orange, Irvine and the canyons – that make up Orange County’s Third District. Sanchez talks about solving homelessness, revising public safety agencies and securing tax resources for Orange County in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Irvine’s Don Wagner Talks About Running for Third District Supervisor on March 12
Irvine Mayor Don Wagner, the OC GOP-endorsed nominee, talks about why he’s running to become a county supervisor, representing communities - like Tustin, Orange, Irvine and the canyons - that make up Orange County’s Third District. Wagner talks about tackling homelessness, regional public safety issues and getting property tax equity for Orange County taxpayers in Sacramento.
State Sen. John Moorlach on Police Oversight, Pensions & California’s Fiscal Solvency
At his state office in Sacramento, Moorlach talks about recent legal cases spurring from legislation he co-sponsored, SB 1421, that calls on police misconduct records to be opened for public review. The former County Supervisor and Treasurer-Tax Collector for OC also ponders the future of pensions and California’s budget.
The Quest for a Veterans Cemetery in Orange County
Nick Berardino - president of Valor, the Veterans Alliance of Orange County and President of Heroes Hall Foundation - talks about the challenges facing what he calls America’s most disrespected minority, veterans, as well as the quest for a veterans cemetery in OC.
The Future of No-Kill Animal Sheltering in Orange County
José Ocaño from the Best Friends Animal Society talks about the future of animal sheltering in the United States in a “no-kill” era for shelter animals as well as the change in culture over at the County of Orange animal shelter with new OC Animal Care Director Mike Kaviani.
Great work, wish they came out with more content
I would recommend this to anyone stuck in traffic on the news in OC. They go into topics that i didn't know needed to be discussed. I just wish they came out more often so that i could have more to listen to!
This is the kind of serious political reporting that OC residents need to be listening to while sitting on the 405!
First episode was great. Bringing a guest with hard hitting facts is exactly what is needed in journalism. Love it!