Irvine Watchdog Featured on KUCI’s Ask A Leader with Claudia Shambaugh

On April 6th and 13th, 2021, Claudia Shambaugh, host of KUCI 88.9FM’s Ask A Leader podcast, aired a two-part series with Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog. KUCI is a volunteer, non-profit radio station broadcasting free from the University of California Irvine.

Part 1 discusses the formation of Irvine Watchdog, the organization, and following campaign money, which can be heard HERE starting at the 31:41 minute mark. Here is a transcript of the Part 1 interview.

Part 2 goes deeper to discuss All American Asphalt, the Great Park Advisory Committee, and the need for public benefits in Irvine, and can be heard HERE starting at the 29:30 minute mark.

Recent Episodes

April 5, 2022 – In the second segment (minute 41:27), picking up where she left off last month, is Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, to spell out the juncture at which business and residential electricity rate-payers are, whom are covered by the Orange County Power Authority. A lot of action folks, not so much sunshine; a lot of climate aspirations, unclear about the agency’s commitment to those goals. Listen here.

March 22, 2022 – Irvine Watchdog members Branda Lin and Richard Green return, for the whole hour, to speak in advance of the Irvine City Council’s meeting the same day of the broadcast. This show will hone in on some persistent erosions in transparency and accountability in how the City Council conducts business. Listen here.

May 25, 2021 – In the second segment (minute 37:16), Joshua Block of Associated Students of UCI and Branda Lin of Irvine Watchdog, explore the possibilities in district elections in the City of Irvine. Listen here.

April 27, 2021 – Branda Lin discussed the City Council resolution on anti-Asian hate and the Council’s proposals toward expending $53 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. Listen here.