Public Trauma AND PFAS

Roxane Silver, UCI Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health and Associate Director of the ADVANCE Program, brings the heft of her over 30 years of compelling work on how we experience publicly-shared trauma. Natural and man-made disasters are considered.

Then, (minute 33:00) staying in the expansive public health realm, UCI professor Scott Bartell offers a look under the hood about the challenges to understanding the pathways and public health impacts of PFAS chemicals in our environment and in our bodies.  It’s very current work, and on the radar of people representing us on local, state, and federal levels.

Eyes Over Here; We’re Talking About Gerrymandering AND Coping With Sea Level Rise

Amidst the dizzying developments outta D.C., Ask A Leader puts Gerrymandering in front and center, with a civics lesson on why something so complex, so long established in political history – is so consequential to all of us. Seasoned political scientists Alex Keena (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Michael Latner (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) guide us through the nuances of state of the States mapping/remapping gerrymandered districts. Recommended read: Gerrymandering in America: the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty, published by Cambridge University Press.

In the second segment (minute 43:18) we bring back Aquarium of the Pacific CEO and President Dr. Jerry Schubel, in advance of their Sea Level Rise free community event on the evening of 10/7, 7-9 p.m., co-sponsored with The Nature Conservancy and the ArtCenter College of Design. Reservations are requested: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events