Tony Smith on the Joe Biden VP Selection Sweepstakes continued

This is the continuation of Tony’s Smith’s interview about Joe Biden’s running mate selection. We get down to an even geekier discussion about the process – party platform planks, campaign funds, and more. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/SmithExtendedPod8-4-20.mp3

School Pharmacy is Official AND Guessing Biden’s VP Pick

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.

Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; Off to the Races, “Carousel”; and Lakecia Benjamin, “Pursuance”. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HirschSmithPod8-4-20mp3.mp3

Election Meltdown 2020 AND Contact Tracing Behind the Orange Curtain

Returning to the show is UCI law professor and election law expert, Rick Hasen, with his most recent book, one written for these fraught times, Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy, published by Yale University Press.

In the second segment (minute 33:20) we hear from UCI public health professor Daniel Parker about the tools that the Orange County Health Care Agency and he will use to launch contact tracing for COVID-19.

Music credits: Greg Foat “Symphonie Pacifique;” Sean Jones, “Lift Every Voice;” and Nightnoise, “At The Races.”

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HasenParkerPod7-28-20.mp3

American Healthcare in the ER

For the full hour we hear from healthcare activist and retired emergency room physician Dr. Bill Honigman. Dr. Bill has lots of healthcare policy, and many intersections, to get off his chest as we go into political convention season in the middle of a pandemic. Music credit: Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Apocalíptico feat. Azymuth

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/HonigmanPOD7-21-20.mp3

UCI4COLA

For the full hour we hear from organizers with UCI4COLA, doctoral student Nalya Rodriguez and PhD and law school student Courtney Echols. Cost of Living Adjustments, UC system policing practices, and student housing rental terms are among the many issues on their movement plates. Additional details about their bi-weekly donation drive 7/17 at the UCI Montessori parking lot, the 7/27 housing meeting, Strike U, and other events are available at: https://uci4cola.com. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/EcholsRodriguezPod7-14-20.mp3

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State AND UNITE HERE Local 11’s Moments with The Mouse

Stephanie Campbell, local maven serving on many grassroots’ boards presents the sustained efforts of the national and local chapters of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. She offers as well, the hefty roster of speakers lined up from now into the fall, at the Orange County chapter.

In the second segment (minute 29:08), I speak with UNITE HERE Local 11 organizer Austin Lynch about Anaheim workers’ public health, making the case to city, county, and state leaders to delay the opening of the Happiest Place on Earth. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CampbellLynchPod7-7-20.mp3

Disparities, Zipcodes, Pandemics in STEM and Urban Planning

We follow Danielle Watt from her stellar STEM outreach work at UCI physical sciences to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. While continuing to say lots about how zip codes matter, she’s got news from her own zip code which has seen a lot this last month. In the second segment (min 30:40), UCI Urban professor Scott Bollens also returns to the show. He examines the manner in which urban planning education and practice bakes into the system considerable inequalities.
Each of these interviews has extended portions available in separate podcasts. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/WattBollensPod16-30-20.mp3

10th Anniversary Show: Kathleen Treseder interview continued

Kathleen Treseder takes up the new trajectories that her Treseder Lab researchers are taking up in the age of COVID, and how her lab is able to manage during a lockdown. Professor Treseder also talks about additional civic pursuits. She posts us on all of this in her continuation of this interview. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/TresederPod26-23-20.mp3