“Gerrymandering the States”

Political scientists: Alex Keena (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Charles Anthony Smith (U. C. Irvine), discern the political seismic map shifting under our feet, in their latest book, “Gerrymandering the States; Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism,” available this August from Cambridge University Press. Their co-authors, unavailable for the interview, are Michael Latner (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), and Anthony McGann (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique;” Visioneers, “The World Is Yours,” Dirty Old Hip Hop – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PodKeenaSmith5-11-21.mp3

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