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

Climate Change in the age of COVID AND Families Forward Rallies in OC

As “Ask A Leader” becomes “Ask A Neighbor,” we continue our hyper-local focus, to serve our community in the age of COVID. We hear first from atmospheric researcher and lecturer and climate activist Shahir Masri, who returns on the heels of the 50th annual commemoration of Earth Day, taking up the pandemic collision course with climate change and how Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, squares with climate policy.
In the second segment (minute 36:27), Madelynn Hirneise, Chief Executive Officer of Families Forward, speaks to how her a nonprofit is meeting a multitude of needs of local families in extraordinary times. Operation notes: 8 Thomas Irvine, M-F 10am-2 pm, 949-552-2727, and https://www.families-forward.org.http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MasriHirneisepod4-28-20.mp3