Nominating and Gerrymandering in America AND Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

UCI political science professor Charles “Tony” Smith lays out how he predicted last fall, the outcome of the Republican Party’s nomination process. As well, he covers the essential topic of gerrymandering, in his new book published by Cambridge University Press, entitled Gerrymandering in America; The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty. A pox on all our districts!

Then, in advance of Memorial Day and for all days of the year, Kylynn Maxwell, surviving spouse of Marine Corps Reserves Cpl. Nathan Maxwell, honors her husband who died by suicide and talks about her important work with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Meet Ari Grayson, (D) Candidate for CA State Senate Dist. 37

For the entire hour, CA State Senate candidate Dr. Ari Grayson, running as a Democrat in the 37th District, brings his design and psychology background to bear on public policy. He is challenging incumbent John Moorlach, a certified public accountant and former Orange County office holder, who won the special election in March of 2015, when Mimi Walters vacated that seat when she was elected to the US Congress the previous fall. Senator John Moorlach, will appear on this program on May 31st, availing all of us the chance to get familiar with both candidates who will advance to the general election as they are the only two candidates who have filed to run for this office.

Register, Confirm, now Vote!

OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley honors our standing ritual of covering the next election around the corner. Yes, California’s primary is on June 7th, and we’re not going to let it slip your attention. OC voters can confirm their voting status at: All the rest of the details are available at: Voters in other areas, can easily track down this important information by searching your county’s voting official.

Meet UCI’s Genetics Counseling Special Interest Group

After the recent National Acceptance Day for graduate programs in genetic counseling, we tap into what a group of UCI students aspire with this leading edge practice. Jessica Greenwood, Brittany Keiser, and Kira Lee – co-founders and member respectively of UCI’s Genetic Counseling Special Interest Group- bring us to the intersection of biology and ethics in this growing field. Their weekly meetings are Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg. Room # 210. Their new website is: