Archive for October, 2008

Kudos to KUCI and Subversity

October 13, 2008

OC Weekly, in its “Best of OC” edition (10-16 October 2008, p.25), has named KUCI as the best radio station. It cites this program, Subversity, as well as Privacy Piracy, another KUCI public affairs program, in its description. Excerpt: “And God bless KUCI for being one of the more interesting college radio stations in the country. Boasting an eclectic programming schedule, KUCI will satisfy your jones for talk and music, with long-running programs such as Dan Tsang’s Subversity and Mari Frank’s Privacy Piracy butting up against a frequently alternating schedule of student-programmed music shows.” URL:


Saving Marriage; Bill Ayers on his Fugitive Days

October 5, 2008

In our the next edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, we delve into two controversial issues this election season.

In part 1 of the program, we talk with two filmmakers, Mike Roth and John Henning, who directed a documentary, “Saving Marriage,” on the ultimate success in Massachusetts to forestall a voter-ban on gay marriage. We’ll ask them what lessons can be learned given that California voters will vote in November whether or not to ban gay marriage ( Prop. 8 ) and overturn the state Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing it.

Bill Ayers mug shot from Chicago PD

Bill Ayers mug shot from Chicago PD

In part 2, given the controversy over Barack Obama’s “palling around” (allegedly) with former fugitive Weatherman Bill Ayers (now a respected education professor in Chicago), we re-air portions of a past interview we conducted with Prof. Ayers. We asked him then to reflect on his fugitive days.

The show airs from 9-10 a.m, this Monday, 6 October 2008, on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County and is webcast simultaneously via

More online:

Saving Marriage Web site

Saving Marriage Trailer

Ballotpedia Proposition 8 entry

Obama and Ayers:

NY Times story (needs free registration)

NY Times Ayers profile

Pallin on Ayers