Amidst one of the strangest election seasons that this country has experienced, for this full hour we invite Davin Phoenix, UCI political science professor to reflect on the identity politics that has taken place since we discussed his book “The Anger Gap; How Race Shapes Emotions in Politics,” last January. Davin’s book examines both the causes of anger and the consequences. Pointing to Black Americans’ tempered expectations of politics and the stigmas associated with black anger, it shows how race and lived experience moderate the emergence of emotions and their impact on behavior. Accompanying this interview is a list of scholars who have weighed in on the Biden/Harris ticket and the meaning of it for diverse constituencies of color: Nadia Brown, Danielle Lemi, Sarah Sadwhani, Keneishia Grant, and Cheryl Laird.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Stanley Turrentine, “Junebug”, If I Could album.
David Bennett, with the US Census’ Regional Census Center updates us on the gains and the challenges in counting all our noses, since regional director Jeff Enos of the LA office was on this show. The general website for following their progress is: More specificically: https://2020census.gov/en.html. https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/partners/2020-08/how-to-id-census-taker.pdf, or call 844-330-2020 in English, or 844-468-2020.
In the second segment (minute 29:54), The People’s Budget, namely the People’s Budget OC for our consideration, with Eve Garrow and Brianna Zimmerman. They present an opportunity to rethink how local government resources could be used in the name of safety and public health. An extended portion of the interview is available in a separate pod this same day. More details about their work and coalitions are available at: https://www.transformingjusticeoc.org/.
In the first segment, employment law attorney Teresa McQueen walks us through the complexities of pandemic conditions, and protections at the workplace as rescue packages are being implemented.
In the second segment (minute 27:50), Madelynn Hirneise, CEO of Families Forward returns to the show with updates, as families’ needs surge, this far into the pandemic. Details about their 8/28 Gala and their 8/15th and future food drives are available at: https://www.families-forward.org.
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Eliot Lipp, “Not Quite Awake,” Skywave album; Emanicpator, “ Labyrinth,” Mountain of Memory album.
Rolling out UCI’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the founding dean Dr. Jan Hirsch, who talks about building this institution, and the opportunities it offers researchers and students, before during and after the pandemic.
In the second segment (minute 32:39), UCI political science professor Tony Smith offers useful insight into the Joe Biden vice-presidential nominee naming sweepstakes as the parlor talk continues to heat up in advance of the announcement anticipated on 8/10/20. The extended portion of this segment is available in a separate 15 minute podcast posted on this website on this same day.