Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 16:36:32 -0700 (PDT)

Activists in Local Elections II

Irvine -- Subversity, a KUCI public affairs interview program, continues to interview local activists running for office, this time in Irvine. Chris Mears, a consumer rights lawyer, homeless advocate, and OC Metro columnist, is featured on the show on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 from 5-6 p.m. Pacific time, at on the Web, and on the air at 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif. Subversity is preceded by Alternative News, with the same host, an hour earlier.

Mears, who's a candidate for Irvine City Council, was born in Santa Ana and heads the OC chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He serves on the Irvine Planning Commission, and coaches in the Irvine Girls Softball Association. He has taught constitutional law at Western State University, where he serves on its board of advisors. A strong advocate of lawyers doing pro bono work, he has been awarded the state bar president's Pro Bon Service Award, the Poverty Law Center's Advocates Award, and the Legal Aid Society's Community Service Award. Mears is married to Peggy Dain Mears, a community activist and independent producer for National Public Radio. They have two school-age children.

He was last on Subversity in July, 1994, talking about his client's successful suit against the FBI for sexual harrassment.

To chat with Mears, call (949) 824-5824 during the show. You can also e-mail the host at

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