“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

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