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HIV & COVID-19: Comparing Public Health Crises (with Greg Rodriguez)
In this episode, Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor Greg Rodriguez talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the similarities and differences between the HIV and COVID-19 public health crises. About Greg Rodriguez: Greg L. Rodriguez serves as Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor for Supervisor Perez in the fourth district in the County of Riverside. He has government experience having previously worked for the office of Congressman Ruiz. Learn more about Greg Rodriguez via https://rivco4.org/About/About-Manuel-Team Podcast Highlights: “You had facilities that would not treat HIV and AIDS patients...so how do you get over and shine a light on that stigmatization? That's where you saw the shift is when activists made this not only a public health crisis but also a social crisis.” -       Greg Rodriguez on the topic of stigma and discrimination and how it impacts public health.  “I think it is human nature when we're faced with fear or crisis, we're looking to figure out where it came from, who caused it...however, I think it was escalated in the COVID case.” -       Greg Rodriguez on the topic of discrimination and racism during COVID-19.  “Social media has played a huge role...when it's spread over and over again, it, unfortunately, becomes a part of people's dialogue.” -       Greg Rodriguez on the topic of misinformation and anti-science sentiment.  Guest: Greg Rodriguez (Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor) Interviewer: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
47:26
May 06, 2022
Digital Democracy (with Kevin Esterling)
In this episode, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Kevin Esterling talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about digital democracy and echo chambers. About Kevin Esterling: Kevin Esterling is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and the Director of the Laboratory for Technology, Communication, and Democracy (TeCD Lab), at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on institutional design for communication in democratic politics, and he has interests in Bayesian statistics, experimental design, and science ethics and validity. His current work focuses on deliberative democracy and the design of technology that leads citizens to engage constructively in public discourse. Learn more about Kevin Esterling via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/kevine Podcast Highlights: “The advantage is that we as individuals don't have to rely so much on intermediaries to express our concern to government.” -       Kevin Esterling on the advantages of digital democracy.  “If social media platforms just become a cesspool of misinformation and ideological content, at some people will find it less useful...” -       Kevin Esterling on the topic of social media and echo chambers. “Technology is neither good nor bad, it's just how it's designed and how it ends up getting used.” -       Kevin Esterling pointing out the "gray area" that technology often falls into.  Guest: Kevin Esterling (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Zeno Marganian (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
42:24
April 22, 2022
Careers in Science & Science Policy (with Ryan Bixenmann)
In this episode, Dr. Ryan Bixenmann from the California Council of Science and Technology talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the importance of careers in science policy. About Dr. Ryan Bixenmann: Ryan Bixenmann, Ph.D. is a Senior Science Officer at the California Council of Science and Technology (CCST). In this role, Ryan connects relevant experts to decision-makers that request additional technical information to carry out their mission and better serve Californians. Learn more about Dr. Ryan Bixenmann via https://ccst.us/people/staff/ryan-bixenmann/ Podcast Highlights: “I knew I wanted to do something outside of just research-I wanted to have an impact on society.” -       Dr. Ryan Bixenmann on the topic of science careers focused on policy, not research. “Knowing that people who are doing the cool stuff you want to do had help getting there and they talked to someone...” -       Dr. Ryan Bixenmann on the topic of advancing your career through networking.  “When you're sitting there with the power to make decisions, it's really difficult when you have a bunch of diverse stakeholders because they all have different perspectives, priorities, and needs.” -       Dr. Ryan Bixenmann on the challenges of decision-making and the vast factors that need to be considered.  Guest: Dr. Ryan Bixenmann (Senior Officer at CCST) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Johanna Arias (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
46:51
April 08, 2022
COVID-19: Moving Forward (with Dr. Richard Carpiano)
In this episode, UCR Professor of Public Policy Dr. Richard Carpiano talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about COVID-19 and its future. About Dr. Carpiano: Richard M. Carpiano is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. Trained as public and population health scientist and medical sociologist, Carpiano studies how social factors, such as socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, social connections, and community conditions, contribute to the physical and mental health of adults and children. His research focuses on an extensive range of health issues and populations, spanning the life course and US and international contexts. Learn more about Dr. Carpiano via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/rcarpian Podcast Highlights: “There was this sort of false binary that you were either for public health...or you were somehow pro-economy.” -       Dr. Carpiano on the politicization of COVID-19 and the divisions that were created.  “I worry that we're getting in that same mindset again, cases are dropping, we can return to normal...and we're just not there yet.” -       Dr. Carpiano on the cycle of opening and closing society.  “This really is, in many respects, our new normal.” -       Dr. Carpiano on the topic of COVID-19 being the "new normal" for our society.   Guest: Dr. Carpiano (Professor of Public Policy) Interviewer: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
50:01
March 21, 2022
The Russia-Ukraine Conflict (with Kiril Tomoff & Paul D'Anieri)
In this episode, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities Kiril Tomoff and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Paul D'Anieri talk with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the Russian-Ukraine conflict. About Kiril Tomoff: Kiril Tomoff is the Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities at UCR. His research interests include the intersection of musical life and Russian and Soviet history, as well as twentieth-century world history, transnational cultural exchange, and the Cold War. Learn more about Kiril Tomoff via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/kiril About Paul D'Anieri: Paul D’Anieri is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. He studies politics in the former Soviet Union, focusing on Ukraine and on Ukraine-Russia relations. He also teaches and studies economics and budgeting in universities, based on his experience as an administrator at UCR, the University of Florida, and the University of Kansas. Learn more about Paul D'Anieri via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/danieri Podcast Highlights: “Putin and the other Russian nationalist elites around him fear the emergence of a democratically elected state with a functioning civil society in Ukraine, not because such a state poses a direct threat to Russia, but because the example it provides for Russians who might unfavorably compare that to the regime he's created in Russia.” -       Kiril Tomoff on the topic of Putin's underlying fears and goals embedded in the motives over the Ukrainian invasion. “Putin's entire basis of power is based on the idea that democracy was a disaster and that Russia is not suited for democracy and democracy is not suited for Russia.” -       Paul D'Anieri on the topic of Putin's anti-democratic stance. Guests Kiril Tomoff (Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities) Paul D'Anieri (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Mufida Assaf (UCR Business and Political Science Double Major, Executive Vice President of ASUCR) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
52:32
March 09, 2022
Evidence-Based Policymaking (with Julianne McCall)
In this episode, Co-Director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine Dr. Julianne McCall talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about scientific and evidence-based policymaking. About Julianne McCall: Julianne McCall serves as Co-Director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, housed within the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research. In that role, she oversees cross-sector health policy working groups and projects, research grantmaking, and state government interagency efforts, which include serving on Governor Newsom's COVID-19 Testing Task Force and as a writer of the forthcoming CA Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences. Learn more about Julianne McCall via https://sciencetopolicy.ucr.edu/professional-leadership Podcast Highlights: “We don't see the world objectively; that's why we have tools, censors, devices that are detecting phenomena at granular levels that we are completely blind to.” -       Julianne McCall on the topic of human nature in research and policymaking “The distribution of a finite resource that matters the most.” -       Julianne McCall on the role and importance of funding in regards to research and solutions to problems.  “A number of Americans and Californians have this lens within their faith communities, within a goodwill or golden rule framework, and ensuring fairness is top of mind for many folks.” -       Julianne McCall on the topic of equity when it comes to solving real-world problems. Guest: Julianne McCall (Co-Director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
50:19
February 16, 2022
Global Supply Chains and the Evolving Economy (with Joab Corey)
In this episode, Professor of Economics Dr. Joab Corey talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the evolving economies of the world. Learn more about Dr. Corey via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/jcorey Podcast Highlights: “This COVID-19 pandemic has actually led to an increase in real wages among the lowest quartile of earners...” -       Dr. Corey on one of the complex impacts the pandemic has had.  “A lot of people are using this opportunity to not stay at a job they decided they don't like, but use this opportunity to create a new job for themselves that may be more fulfilling.” -       Dr. Corey on the topic of self-employment. “There is a greater variety of quality now than ever before.” -       Dr. Corey on the idea that consumers have more quality options now than ever before. Guest: Joab Corey (Professor of Economics) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Zeno Marganian (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
53:52
January 28, 2022
Crime Prevention (with Michael Ramos)
In this episode, Former District Attorney of San Bernardino County Michael Ramos talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about Crime Prevention. About Michael Ramos: Michael A. Ramos was elected as San Bernardino County’s District Attorney in 2003 and served in the position until 2019. He currently serves as one of the External Relations Directors for the Robert Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies at the UCR School of Public Policy. Learn more about Michael Ramos via https://presleycenter.ucr.edu/about/people#external_relations_directors Podcast Highlights: “Not every family has that, and so when they get to that point where they start their education, they're already behind.” -       Michael Ramos on the impact education has on kids who miss pre-school. “I think that's where our communities need to step up....it really comes down to our local communities, mayors, cities councils...” -       Michael Ramos on the importance of local communities in helping kids beyond school.  “I think that people are curious about people's backgrounds and are more open to learning about one another.” -       Michael Ramos on the societal and cultural changes that are creating new ideas. Guest: Michael Ramos (Former District Attorney) Interviewer: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp Commercial Credits: Eboni Odior, Johanna Arias This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
46:28
December 10, 2021
The Challenges of Policing (with Sergio Diaz)
In this episode, Former Riverside Chief of Police Sergio Diaz talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the challenges of policing. About Sergio Diaz: Sergio G. Diaz was the chief of police for the city of Riverside, California between July 1, 2010, and September 19, 2019. Prior to joining the Riverside Police Department, Sergio was a police officer in the city of Los Angeles for 33 years, retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief in 2010. Learn more about Sergio Diaz via https://presleycenter.ucr.edu/about/people#external_relations_directors Podcast Highlights: “Policing is one of those professions where people believe that they know what's involved.” -       Sergio Diaz on the topic of the misconceptions that exist on policing.  “But what we can all do to be safer is to invest more and better in our children.” -       Sergio Diaz on the topic of crime prevention.  “The best thing you can do to encourage good policing is to refrain from encouraging bad policing.” -       Sergio Diaz on the challenges involved in creating safe communities and how police can improve. Guest: Sergio Diaz (External Relations Director and Former Chief of Police) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Zeno Marganian (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp Commercial Credits: Eboni Odior, Johanna Arias,  This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
42:29
November 23, 2021
California State Controller Betty Yee: A Career in Public Service
In this episode, California State Controller Betty Yee talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about her career in public office. About Betty Yee: State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the California Board of Equalization.  As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member.  Reelected for a second term as Controller in 2018, Ms. Yee is only the tenth woman in California history to be elected to statewide office. Learn more about Betty Yee via https://www.sco.ca.gov/eo_about_bio.html Podcast Highlights: “The other frustrating part, I have to say, is being a woman. We are still not taken seriously. I know I had an opponent who specifically ran against me because he thought that he could beat a woman.” -       Betty Yee on the disadvantages of running as a woman. “I'm convinced today, that this is the case, (and the government has to do a better job making the connection) that any challenge being faced anywhere in California can be solved in California.” -       Betty Yee on the challenges of public office. “Do it in an informed way and the most informed way is to know yourself first.” -       Betty Yee's advice to students interested in running for office. Guest: Betty Yee (California State Controller) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Johanna Arias (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625   https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase   Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp Commercial Credits: Eboni Odior, Johanna Arias, Raiyan Kalam This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
40:53
November 05, 2021
Addressing the Housing Crisis (with Bree Lang)
In this episode, Professor of Economics Dr. Bree Lang talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about Low-Income Housing and the Housing Crisis. About Bree Lang: Bree Lang is an economics professor at the University of California, Riverside. Her research areas include urban economics, taxation, subsidized housing, and public finance. Learn more about Bree Lang via https://sites.google.com/site/breejoneslang/  Podcast Highlights: “The US Department of Housing and Urban Development defines affordability as someone who is spending 30 percent or less of their income on housing. And if you look in California in particular, in the mid-2010s, 80 percent of households were spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. In the mid-2000s, 30% of people were spending over 50% of their income on rent.” -       Bree Lang on the severity of the housing crisis and its effect on families.  “If I want to be optimistic for just one moment, I think that COVID has also shined a light on a lot of these root problems where we are talking about kind of this inequality and upward mobility. I think that we're more likely to be having conversations about those big picture issues.” -       Bree Lang on the topic of COVID-19 and its impact on the discussion surrounding the housing crisis. “I think it's important to be open-minded about these things and to be willing to listen to people so that we can come to a solution that's going to work for everybody.” -       Bree Lang on the topic of solving the housing crisis. Guest: Dr. Bree Lang (Professor of Economics) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Raiyan Kalam (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
36:24
October 15, 2021
Science and Technology in Public Policy (with Jun Bando)
In this episode, Senior Advisor of the California Council on Science & Technology Dr. Jun Bando talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the role science plays in public policy. About Jun Bando: K. Jun Bando is the Senior Advisor to the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). She focuses on guiding strategic planning and organizational transformation to enhance CCST’s contributions to strengthening California’s policies with science. Learn more about Jun Bando via https://ccst.us/people/staff/jun-bando/ Podcast Highlights: “  One thing that is really helpful in this regard is training scientists to be science translators-topic of going from science/research to policy.” -       Jun Bando on the topic of going from science/research to policy.  “As with all major change, taking full advantage of these tools is going to require vision, strong leadership, and institutional cultures that really embrace innovation and collaboration.” -       Jun Bando on the topic of online learning and the new opportunities and challenges students and schools face. “Science really needs to work to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable culture within the field.” -       Jun Bando on the topic of racial justice issues within the science field and the effort it will take for reform Guest: Dr. Jun Bando (Senior Advisor at CCST) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Sean Nguyen (UCR Public Policy Major, Peer Academic Advisor) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
36:44
September 10, 2021
Digital Public Discourse (with Lorna Seitz)
In this episode, President and co-founder of Legis Lorna Seitz talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about electronic public discourse. About Lorna Seitz: Lorna Seitz is an expert in developing transformative laws, policies and programs. Seitz has 20+ years of experience in policy development, legislative analysis and institutional reform. She specializes in facilitating collaborative problem-solving processes, promoting civic engagement with policy-making and oversight processes, and establishing systems to address wicked problems. She is the co-founder and President of Legis, a non-profit founded to realize the potential of 21st century technology to overcome barriers to inclusive, responsive, evidence-based policy and law development. Learn more about Lorna Seitz via https://spp.ucr.edu/senior-policy-fellow-spotlight-lorna-seitz Podcast Highlights: “The video footage that we've been able to see has been very impactful.. we have the ability to see more primary evidence now.” -       Lorna Seitz on the impact of modern technology and social media. “So it really will shift the paradigm of a large number of people when they both have access to relevant information and also have the ability to discuss it with people.” -       Lorna Seitz on the impact that accurate information and healthy discourse has on people's views. “You might have the policy people come up with this policy, and then if you look at the law, it says something totally different; there's a radical disconnect.” -       Lorna Seitz on the topic of evidence and logic-based policy making. Guest: Lorna Seitz (President and co-founder of Legis) Interviewers: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Johanna Arias (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase  Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
34:08
August 30, 2021
The Inequities of Latina-Owned Businesses (with Qingfang Wang)
In this episode, Professor of Public Policy Qingfang Wang talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the unique challenges Latina-Owned businesses face. About Qingfang Wang: Qingfang Wang's research area lies broadly in immigration, labor market, and development. With a Ph.D. in geography, Wang is particularly interested in how place–as both worksite and residential location–interacts with race, immigration status, and gender in shaping labor market experiences and social-economic wellbeing. Her work has been funded by the Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, HUD, and other agencies. Her recent work includes research on immigrant, ethnic and female entrepreneurship, and transnational migration of the highly skilled, especially in the higher education sector. Learn more about Qingfang Wang via: https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/qingfang Podcast Highlights: “A large number of Latina-Owned Businesses...are in the low wage, low skill, and easy to enter industries which haven't adopted technology that much before COVID.” -       Qingfang Wang on the role the technological divide plays in driving the inequalities that hinder the growth of Latina-Owned Businesses.  “Many of these short-term impacts are imbued upon the long-term issues...under COVID-19, it's just revealed.” -       Qingfang Wang on the idea that the core issues minority-owned businesses face were embedded long before COVID-19.  “It is fundamental for [the government] to keep people informed by providing accurate, timely, and consistent information and evidence...under COVID-19 we see [people] live with uncertainty...” -       Qingfang Wang on the role the government plays in supporting Latina-Owned Businesses.  Guest: Qingfang Wang (Professor of Public Policy) Interviewer: Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
32:28
August 13, 2021
The Challenges of Immigration Policy (with Benyamin Chao)
In this episode, the Health & Public Benefits Campaign Coordinator at the California Immigrant Policy Center. Benyamin Chao talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about Immigration Policy. About Benyamin Chao: Benyamin Chao is the Health & Public Benefits Campaign Coordinator at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC). His duties include working with the California Protecting Immigrant Families (CAPIF) Coalition to protect access to safety net programs for immigrants in California. Learn more about Benyamin Chao via https://caimmigrant.org/about/our-staff/benyamin-chao/ Podcast Highlights: “...Immigrants have been excluded from public healthcare systems.” -       Benyamin Chao on the topic of unique challenges immigrants face. “My mom would tell me...don't apply for calfresh, don't share your information because it may give you away or be used against you. ” -       Benyamin Chao on his personal and family experience under old immigration policies. “If hundreds of thousands or millions of people in California get access to a pathway to citizenship, that also would allow them to qualify for federal safety net programs as well... And I think the fundamental question is who belongs in California? And for me, I believe, that we are slowly helping people see that your immigration status does not affect whether or not you belong.” -       Benyamin Chao on his hopes for the future of immigration policy and the discussion surrounding it. Guest: Benyamin Chao (Health & Public Benefits Campaign Coordinator) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
36:27
July 30, 2021
COVID-19: Vaccine Inequity (Anil Deolalikar & Bruce Link)
In this episode, the Dean of the UC Riverside School of Public Policy Anil Deolalikar, and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology Bruce Link talk with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about vaccine inequity. About Anil Deolalikar: Anil Deolalikar has been founding dean of the School of Public Policy since February 2013 and a professor of economics at UC Riverside since 2003. Deolalikar is a development economist who has published four books and 75 articles on the economics of child nutrition, health, education, poverty, and social protection in developing countries. In addition to his research, Deolalikar has extensive public policy experience.  Learn more about Anil Deolalikar via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/anild About Bruce Link: Dr. Bruce Link earned his BA from Earlham College and MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University. His interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination.  Learn more about Bruce Link via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/brucel Podcast Highlights: “And so now, you have a situation where I believe a third to a half of all the currently available vaccines and produced vaccines in the world are under the control of the rich countries who constitute less than 12 or 13 percent of the world's population.” -  Anil Deolalikar on the topic of the disparity between countries and their access to vaccines. “This is something I study all of the time; how do we create inequalities in health...It keeps happening. ” -  Bruce Link on the topic of how inequities in health are created. “I think just relaxing the intellectual property rights for a limited period probably would not have done very much unless the pharmaceutical companies also contributed their manufacturing know-how and skills to developing countries.” -  Anil Deolalikar on the topic of intellectual property rights of vaccines Guests:  Anil Deolalikar (Dean of the UCR School of Public Policy) Bruce Link (Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine  https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound  https://www.fretbound.com/ Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40 This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
30:14
July 16, 2021
COVID-19: Disability Rights (with Catherine Blakemore)
In this episode, Former Executive Director of Disability Rights California Catherine Blakemore talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about challenges the disabled population faces. About Catherine Blakemore: Growing up in Southern California, Blakemore recalls being instilled with a desire to help others. Blakemore’s grandmothers and a great-grandmother were teachers, as was her mother, who was frequently assigned to work with children who had more trouble learning. Blakemore counts among her strengths her ability to come up with creative solutions that work for both sides in a dispute. She is also particularly proud of helping to change attitudes about people with disabilities and said she remains excited about her work despite decades of doing it. Learn more about Catherine Blakemore via https://www.calbarjournal.com/September2016/TopHeadlines/TH1.aspx Podcast Highlights: “So really if you're a person with a disability, you can experience almost in any part of your life some challenge in getting services that you need.” -       Catherine Blakemore on the topic of the wide scope of challenges disabled persons face. “A lot of work to be done in the area of better providing services, recognizing the value and kind of inherent dignity of people with mental health disabilities, addressing the stigma that people face...” -       Catherine Blakemore on the topic of mental health disabilities and the unique issues they face. “Because the worst consequences of any pandemic is suddenly you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that are losing their housing, which just destabilizes so many things in their life...” -       Catherine Blakemore on the topic of how California handled COVID-19 in relation to the disabled population. Guest: Catherine Blakemore (Former Executive Director of Disability Rights California) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
29:11
July 02, 2021
COVID-19: Returning to In-Person Learning (with Angelo Farooq)
In this episode, Riverside School Board Member Angelo Farooq talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about returning to the classroom in the fall. About Angelo Farooq: Dr. I. Angelo Farooq is proudly born and raised in Inland Southern California. He grew up attending local public schools in Riverside County within Jurupa Valley. Angelo and his two younger sisters were raised by a single low-income mother who instilled the value of education to transcend their challenging economic circumstances. These experiences shaped him to prioritize the advancement of equity and access to opportunities for diverse students. Learn more about Angelo Farooq via http://riversideunified.org/cms/One.aspx?pageId=13815216&portalId=580805 Podcast Highlights: “What we've been seeing just from our data and anecdotally as well is that the social emotional aspect, the mental health, has been a challenge. For some students much more so than others...” -       Angelo Farooq on the topic of why returning to in-person learning is so important. “Our reopening plan has always been based on age appropriateness and readiness.” -       Angelo Farooq on the topic of adjusting any reopening plans to varying student needs. “The public consciousness overall, there's more of an awareness, an appreciation of the value that school districts and public education plays in our communities that transcends just educating our students.” -       Angelo Farooq on the topic of what society has learned from distanced learning this past year. Guest: Angelo Farooq (Riverside Unified School Board Member) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
21:11
June 18, 2021
Government: Ethics & Transparency at the Federal Level (with Shelley Finlayson)
In this episode, U.S. Office of Government Ethics Chief of Staff & Program Counsel Shelley Finlayson talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about ethics and transparency within the executive branch of the federal government. About Shelley Finlayson: Ms. Finlayson joined OGE in 2006, initially serving in roles related to OGE’s legislative affairs and budget programs. Early in her tenure at OGE, Ms. Finlayson was honored to be selected as a Brookings LEGIS Fellow, through which she served with the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. She is also a member of the UCR School of Public Policy Advisory Board.  Learn more about Shelley Finlayson via https://oge.gov/Web/OGE.nsf/Resources/Meet+OGE’s+Chief+of+Staff+&+Program+Counsel,+Shelley+K.+Finlayson Podcast Highlights: “We lead the program to ensure that public employees carry out the government responsibilities entrusted to them with impartiality.” -       Shelley Finlayson on the topic of why the Office of Government Ethics was created. “All of us are harmed when important government missions are derailed by ethics issues or violations and the public confidence is lost...” -       Shelley Finlayson on the topic of the importance of transparency and public trust. “The idea that someone who's an expert in a particular area is going to come and bring their expertise to the government, that's a good thing. What we don't want them to bring with them is financial ties.” -       Shelley Finlayson on the topic of financial conflicts of interest. Guest: Shelley Finlayson (U.S. Office of Government Ethics Chief of Staff & Program Counsel) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Johanna Arias (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
32:21
June 04, 2021
AAPI: Anti-Asian Violence & Discrimination (with Janelle Wong)
In this episode, Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park Janelle Wong talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about anti-Asian violence and discrimination in America. About Janelle Wong: Janelle Wong is Professor of American Studies and a core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program. From 2001-2012, Wong was in the Departments of Political Science and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She received her PhD in 2001 from the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Wong is also a Senior Researcher at AAPI Data. Learn more about Janelle Wong via https://amst.umd.edu/faculty/janelle-wong/ Podcast Highlights: “The research I do at AAPI data shows that many Asian Americans as well as people from other racial groups don't feel confident in or are reluctant to report a hate crime to law enforcement.” -        Janelle Wong on the topic of why hate crime data is not necessarily representative. “Ethnic studies programs and trying to institute more coursework and substantive content on not only Asian American history and engagement, but also in the kinds of discrimination Asian American communities have faced can be implemented at the local level...” -       Janelle Wong on the topic of what can be done at the local level to support the AAPI community. “Hate crime legislation alone is not going to solve our problems.” -       Janelle Wong on the topic of focusing on more than hate crime when discussing ways to help the AAPI community. Guest: Janelle Wong (Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Jenny Chen (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
19:24
May 21, 2021
Gun Violence: Polarization Among the American Public (with Andrew Daniller)
In this episode, Research Associate at Pew Research Center Andrew Daniller talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about public opinion regarding gun violence in America. About Andrew Daniller: His research is primarily focused on the role of news media in shaping public opinion. Before arriving at the Annenberg School, he received a Master's degree in Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. Former George Gerbner Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Andrew Daniller via https://www.pewresearch.org/staff/andrew-daniller/ Link to Pew Research Center report on views on gun policy: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/04/20/amid-a-series-of-mass-shootings-in-the-u-s-gun-policy-remains-deeply-divisive/ Podcast Highlights: “Only about 2 in 10 Republicans told us that gun violence was a very big problem compared to around three-quarters of Democrats...” -       Andrew Daniller on the topic of if gun violence is a partisan issue. “This urban, suburban, rural divide does matter in how people view gun policy and gun violence.” -       Andrew Daniller on the topic of if there are any trends regarding gun policy public opinion. “Republicans have become less supportive of assault-style weapons bans since 2017...” -       Andrew Daniller on the topic of if gun policy has become more polarized over time. Guest: Andrew Daniller (Pew Research Center Research Associate) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Genevieve Chacon (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
24:30
May 14, 2021
Bridging the Gap: Science to Policy (with Susan Hackwood)
In this episode, Director of the Center of Science to Policy at the University of California, Riverside Susan Hackwood talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about bridging the gap between science and public policy. About Susan Hackwood: Susan Hackwood is Professor of the Graduate Division and Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor at the University of California Riverside. She is also Dean Emeritus of the Bourns College of Engineering. Until July 2018 she was the Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). CCST is a not-for-profit corporation comprised of 200 plus science and technology leaders of the highest distinction. Learn more about Susan Hackwood via https://sciencetopolicy.ucr.edu/professional-leadership Podcast Highlights: “There is an enormous need to bridge the science world with the policy world.” -       Susan Hackwood on the topic of why Science to Policy was founded at UC Riverside. "We were all amazed at the appetite, and the interest, and the willingness of graduate students to tiptoe into the policy world." -       Susan Hackwood on the topic of the need for the Science to Policy program. "A huge super goal that we have is to get more and more women to run for office." -       Susan Hackwood on the topic of public policy's future. Guest: Susan Hackwood (Director of the Center of Science to Policy at the UCR) Interviewer: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
21:09
May 07, 2021
COVID-19: Vaccine Passports & Hesitancy (with Richard Carpiano)
In this episode, UCR Professor of Public Policy and Sociology Richard Carpiano talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about vaccine hesitancy, herd immunity, and the possibility of vaccine passports. About Richard Carpiano: Richard M. Carpiano is Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is a public and population health scientist and medical sociologist. His research focuses on an extensive range of health issues and populations, spanning the life course and US and international contexts. The most recent arm of Carpiano’s research program investigates social, behavioral, attitudinal, and policy factors underlying vaccination uptake and coverage (and refusal or delay) in the US, Canada, and Denmark. As part of this work, Carpiano presently serves as a member of the Lancet's Commission on Vaccine Refusal, Acceptance, and Demand in the United States. Learn more about Richard Carpiano via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/rcarpian. Podcast Highlights: “The vaccines are incredibly safe, they're incredibly well monitored, and they're incredibly effective.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of why everyone who can, should receive their COVID-19 vaccine. “No vaccine is 100% protective against a disease. And so we need as many people as possible to be vaccinated in order to provide additional protection to reduce infection.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of why a strong majority of people need to be vaccinated in order to attain herd immunity. “It's going to come down to a lot of external forces on Americans...” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of vaccine passports most likely being required internationally. “These tensions that always exist around individual freedoms versus the rights and the safety of the collective is the core public health.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of why any vaccine requirements may prove to be controversial. Guest: Richard Carpiano (UCR Professor of Public Policy and Sociology) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Andrea Rayas (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/ba-mpp https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp Relevant Podcast Episode: COVID-19: State, National, and International Policies (with Rich Carpiano) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
34:01
April 23, 2021
California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis: A Career in Public Service
In this episode, Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about her accomplished career in public service. About Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis: Eleni Kounalakis is the first woman elected Lt. Governor of California. A native Californian, Kounalakis is California’s Representative for International Affairs and Trade, appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom by executive order. From 2010 to 2013, Kounalakis served as President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. Kounalakis was the first Greek-American woman – and at age 43 one of America’s youngest – to serve as U.S. Ambassador. Her highly acclaimed memoir, “Madam Ambassador, Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties and Democracy in Budapest” chronicles the onset of Hungary’s democratic backsliding. Learn more about Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis via https://ltg.ca.gov/about/ Podcast Highlights: “Honoring and respecting the fact that this beautiful country welcomed our family in and allows us to be part of our own governance was really the initial reason why I've had a lifetime of involvement.” -       Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis on the topic of what inspired her to enter a career in public service. “What was relayed to me was that more than 90% of U.S. foreign policy, in fact, does not change depending who the president is, even if it is a president from a different party.” -       Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis on the topic of America's relationships with foreign countries drawing from her time as a U.S. Ambassador. “About 1 out of 5 of all California jobs are associated with international trade, foreign direct investment, and tourism. So, when you think of the trade regime, it's determined by federal policy but it disproportionately affects us.” -       Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis on the topic of California's role on the world stage regarding trade and the economy. Guest: Eleni Kounalakis (Lieutenant Governor of California) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Alfredo Barcenas (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
32:34
March 12, 2021
COVID-19: The Threat of "Fake News" (with Carl Bergstrom)
In this episode, theoretical and evolutionary biologist and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, Carl Bergstrom talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the era of "fake news" and how to combat disinformation. About Carl Bergstrom: Bergstrom uses mathematical models and computer simulations to study a wide range of problems in population biology, animal behavior, and evolutionary theory. He is interested in how current norms and institutions shape scientific knowledge. While researchers may be driven by intrinsic curiosity, they are constrained by the realities of the scientific ecosystem in which they operate and motivated by the other incentives — monetary and otherwise — with which they are confronted. He is also the author of the book, "Calling Bullshit".  Learn more about Carl Bergstrom via https://www.biology.washington.edu/people/profile/carl-bergstrom Podcast Highlights: “Over the last few years we have seen increasing weaponization of disinformation. Social networks are very vulnerable to the exponential spread of misinformation, but also to injection of disinformation by parties who want to disinform.” -       Carl Bergstrom on the topic of why "fake news" seems to be at an all-time high today. “Something like QAnon can not only contradict, but directly challenge the authority of not only media, but also state government agencies.” -       Carl Bergstrom on the topic of the deterioration of trust in established institutions. “Anti-vax sentiment can ultimately undermine our ability to fight the pandemic...” -       Carl Bergstrom on the topic of disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest: Carl Bergstrom (Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/motif-remix/imagery https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: Lizbeth Abeln Webinar Marisol Franco Webinar https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
40:13
February 26, 2021
LGBTQ+: Transgender Policies & Protections (with Amanda Goad)
In this episode, Audrey Irmas Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California Amanda Goad talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about transgender rights in California and the country. About Amanda Goad: Amanda is the Audrey Irmas Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California. Amanda was previously a staff attorney in the LGBT & HIV Project of the National ACLU. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network. Learn more about Amanda Goad via https://www.aclusocal.org/en/Amanda-goad Podcast Highlights: “Even as we're focused on implementation and making things even better in California, the trans rights movement at a national level is still unfortunately having to play a lot of defense.” -       Amanda Goad on the topic of California paving the path for the trans rights movement. Guest: Amanda Goad (Audrey Irmas Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Daisy Gonzalez (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/motif-remix/imagery https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: The Role of Public Policy in Challenging Times: An Introduction to APPAM Water Seminar Series: Water Partnerships between Cities and Farms in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp California Policy Links: AB-2218 Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund SB-132 Corrections AB-1266 Pupil rights: sex-segregated school programs and activities Transgender Organization/Agenda Links: The Trans Policy Agenda The Trans Agenda for Liberation This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
28:45
February 12, 2021
2020 Election: A Divided Congress (with Ben Bishin)
In this episode, UCR Professor of political science Ben Bishin talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about what to expect from a partisan Congress as we enter President Biden's first term in office. About Ben Bishin: Benjamin G. Bishin is Professor of political science. His interests include questions of democracy, representation, identity and ethnicity, public opinion, legislative politics, Cuban-American and LGBT politics. He is author of Tyranny of the Minority: The Subconstituency Politics Theory of Representation and recipient of the 2001 Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the best paper on Legislative Politics and, along with his coauthors, winner of the 2011 and 2014 Bailey Awards for the best paper on gay and lesbian politics. Learn more about Ben Bishin via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/bishin Podcast Highlights: “What becomes tricky with respect to an evenly split Senate is that there is actually, technically, not a majority within the Senate for purposes of operating. So they have to come to an agreement...” -       Ben Bishin on the topic of how the Senate will function these next two years given that there are 50 sitting Republicans and 50 sitting Democrats. “There are 28 states that have seen legislatures introduce bills that are attempting to restrict the ability of people to vote... all in response to the narrow victory that Democrats had in a number of swing states.” -       Ben Bishin on the topic of the importance of passing election reform bill, H.R.1, following the widespread attempt to disenfranchise voters. “The interesting thing about this upcoming election is that if there was ever an election where the incumbent party is likely to hold their seats, it's probably 2022.” -       Ben Bishin on the topic of the future of both houses of Congress in the 2022 midterm election cycle. Guest: Ben Bishin (UCR Professor of Political Science) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Laura Shah (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/motif-remix/imagery https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://giving.ucr.edu https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
37:31
February 05, 2021
COVID-19: Availability of Social Services (with Sayori Baldwin)
In this episode, Director of Public Social Services in Riverside County, Sayori Baldwin, talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the many programs considered social services and their role in society both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. About Sayori Baldwin: Sayori Baldwin is the Director of the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS); consisting of over 4,200 employees who are responsible for administering the following programs: Children’s and Adult Services, Medi-Cal, Cal Fresh, CalWORKs, Employment Services, Homeless and General Assistance. Sayori comes with a wealth of experience within the Health and Human Services field having spent the last 30 years in a wide variety of programmatic and administrative roles that serves the most vulnerable children and adults in our communities. Sayori holds a master’s degree in Public Administration. Podcast Highlights: “The Department of Social Services employs approximately 4,200 employees and serves over 750,000 customers throughout the year.” -       Sayori Baldwin on the scope and reach of the Department of Public Social Services in Riverside County. “In social services, if money were reallocated, what we've been looking at is preventative and supportive services programs...” -       Sayori Baldwin on the topic of what the future would look like if counties reallocated part of the budget to increase funding for social services. “I really do think that community service and preventative services should always be key in order to alleviate the problems of society.” -       Sayori Baldwin on the topic of how to help citizens and build a better society in the United States. Guest: Sayori Baldwin (Director, Department of Public Social Services, Riverside County) Interviewer: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: UCR Water Seminar Series - Maura Allaire Registration Page https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp Resources: http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us https://c4yourself.com/c4yourself/index.jsp Apply for Social Services Programs: (877) 410-8827 Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: (800) 442-4918 Elder/Dependent Abuse Hotline: (800) 491-7123 This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
23:57
January 15, 2021
2020 Election: Analysis Part 2 (with Kevin Esterling)
In this episode, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Kevin Esterling talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about utilizing technology to bridge the gap between constituents and representatives as well as rifts in the Democratic Party following this election. About Kevin Esterling: Kevin Esterling is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and the Director of the Laboratory for Technology, Communication and Democracy (TeCD Lab), at the University of California, Riverside. His current work focuses on deliberative democracy and the design of technology that leads citizens to engage constructively in public discourse. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, The Democracy Fund, and the MacArthur Foundation. Learn more about Kevin Esterling via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/kevine Podcast Highlights: “We have a problem of scale in our democracy, which is that our country is of such a size that it's hard for individuals to find they have a voice in government.” -       Kevin Esterling on the topic of why there is a lack of communication between constituents and their representatives. “What we did for our project is that instead of limiting ourselves, let's think about is there a way to redesign the technology that would maybe enable a more constructive engagement between constituents and members of Congress? So that constituents don't feel like they're just being messaged to, but they were being listened to.” -       Kevin Esterling on the topic of utilizing technology to bridge the gap between constituents and members of Congress. “There really is, in principle, a lot of agreement within the Democratic Party. This kind of pace of change, I think, is what's frustrating Democrats...” -       Kevin Esterling on the topic of the rift between moderates and progressives within the Democratic Party. Guest: Kevin Esterling (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Daisy Gonzalez (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: 2020 Election: Analysis Part 1 (with Francisco Pedraza) Water Seminar Series: Climate Resiliency and Adaptation Planning https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
34:39
December 12, 2020
2020 Election: Native American Affairs (with Roseanne Rosenthal)
In this episode, Chair of the UCR Graduate Student Researchers In Areas of Native American Studies Society, Roseanne Rosenthal talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about Native American history, issues and policy implications. About Roseanne Rosenthal: Roseanne Rosenthal is Mescalero Apache and Tewa. She is a non-traditional student who decided to come back to school after decades of working as a nurse in many different areas. Roseanne is a Forensic Nurse and Crime Scene Investigator certified through the UCR Extension Center. Prior to being admitted to UCR’s Cultural Anthropology graduate program, she worked in the Emergency Room Trauma Center, as a Nurse Administrator for a multi-specialty medical group, and as a Nurse Case Manager for an HMO management company. Roseanne is an active member in many organizations at UCR including having founded the Native American Honor Society and is the coordinator of the Indigenize UCR project. She is involved in the Native American Student Association (NASA), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and the Graduate American Indian Alliance (GAIA). Podcast Highlights: “A lot of [the Relocation Act of 1956] was sold as this is the American Dream, for lack of a better phrase, and it turned out not to be. [Native Americans] were just used as field workers and were living in horrible conditions.” -       Roseanne Rosenthal on the topic of discriminatory policies and practices against indigenous communities in the United States. “A lot of times people think of Natives as in history. They don't think of us as here.” -       Roseanne Rosenthal on the topic of Native Americans feeling invisible and forgotten compared to other groups in the country. “I think the first step, a major step, is to be transparent and not teach something that's romanticized.” -       Roseanne Rosenthal on the topic of what the Biden-Harris administration can do to aid the Native American community. Guest: Roseanne Rosenthal (UCR Anthropology Ph.D student) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Vivek Kakar (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://bit.ly/spp-giving2020 http://bit.ly/spp-gt https://ucr.zoom.us/webinar/register/7616049423462/WN_eehUphe6TB-RnbZqZijSpw https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
24:29
November 27, 2020
2020 Election: Analysis Part 1 (with Francisco Pedraza)
In this episode, UCR Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Francisco Pedraza talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the 2020 election results. About Francisco Pedraza: Dr. Pedraza is a political scientist at the University of California, Riverside with appointments in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science. His research centers on political attitude formation and political behavior, with a special emphasis on the attitudes and behaviors of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Learn more about Francisco Pedraza via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/fpedraza. Podcast Highlights: “It is hard to see a victory for those electoral college votes in [Arizona and Florida] happening without the Latino vote.” -       Francisco Pedraza on the topic of voting blocks that influenced the results of this election. “Political science literature on electoral and campaign outcomes, rule number one, is that incumbency is a huge advantage.” -       Francisco Pedraza on the topic of why the presidency turned blue, but Congress and state elections are leaning red. “We know that the norms and the expectations of making a concession speech and calling on all of your supporters to accept the loss is crucial.” -       Francisco Pedraza on the topic of a smooth transition of power leading up to January 20th 2021. Guest: Francisco Pedraza (Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Arleth Flores Aparicio (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: Derick Brinkerhoff Seminar COVID-19 Panel mpp.ucr.edu Related Podcast Episodes and Webinars: 2020 Election: Voting By Mail (with Bob Page) 2020 Election: Who is Voting and Why? Election Panel This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
39:39
November 13, 2020
2020 Election: Who is Voting and Why?
In this episode, Professor of Political Science Jennifer Merolla and political science graduate students Mai Nguyen Do and Sarah Hayes talk with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about why the female, Black, and youth vote are so important. About : Jennifer Merolla Jennifer L. Merolla is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on how the political environment shapes individual attitudes and behavior across many domains such as candidate evaluations during elections, immigration policy attitudes, foreign policy attitudes, and support for democratic values and institutions. Learn more about Jennifer Merolla via https://politicalscience.ucr.edu/people/faculty/jennifer-merolla/ About Mai Nguyen Do: My name is Mai Nguyen Do. I work as a researcher for AAPI Data and am a PhD student in the political science department. I'm particularly interested in migration, Southeast Asian refugees in the United States, and Asian American politics more generally. Learn more about Mai Nguyen Do via https://socialinnovation.ucr.edu/mai-nguyen-do About Sarah Hayes: Sarah Hayes is a second year graduate student in the political science department. Her focus is American Politics with a focus in Black and Electoral politics. Sarah spends her time as a research associate for Center of Social Innovation working on projects to advance racial equity in the IE. Podcast Highlights: “...and so for women who really care about these issues, it's really important to become involved, to vote, to show up, to engage in your communities to try to address some of those areas where women still have a great deal of progress to make.” -       Jennifer Merolla on the topic of the female vote. “Young voters and young people are energized right now, the trouble is translating that energy into casting their ballot.” -       Mai Nguyen Do on the topic of Gen Z and Millennials voting. “What we have seen is a lot of ramped up attention surrounding Black politics, but also Black voting as well.” -       Sarah Hayes on the topic of recent political events emphasizing Black voices and needs. Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Andrea Rayas (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://ucr.zoom.us/webinar/register/8916037471695/WN_Pna4aJkzTkqYxtqA7P3LTg http://mpp.ucr.edu This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
27:23
October 30, 2020
2020 Election: Voting By Mail (with Bob Page)
In this episode, San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Bob Page talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about secure, safe, and efficient voting options in this upcoming election. About Bob Page: Mr. Page is responsible for all aspects of the election process for the county’s residents.  He administers all local, state, and federal elections in the County of San Bernardino, including the management of voting systems, the employment and training of poll workers, election ballot processing, and vote tallying. Learn more about Bob Page via https://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/Pages/DepartmentServices.aspx?ContactID=59 Podcast Highlights: “ Well I would say that in this election we are seeing a number of states expanding the ability of their voters to vote by mail.” -       Bob Page on the topic of the expansion of mail-in ballots due to COVID-19. “ [The County does] prepay the postage on return envelopes... we have a number of early vote sites and polling places... a number of mail ballot drop boxes, and finally, if somebody wants to vote in person that's still available.” -       Bob Page on the topic of the various options voters have when choosing how to submit their ballot. “ I would advise not to wait until November 3rd to actually put [your ballot] in the mail.” -       Bob Page on the topic of voting early to ensure that your vote is counted. Guest: Bob Page (San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Alfredo Barcenas (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase Commercial Links: https://bit.ly/spp-harnik-pc https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
27:49
October 16, 2020
BLM: Environmental Justice (with Cesunica Ivey)
In this episode, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Cesunica Ivey talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about environmental racism. About Cesunica Ivey: Cesunica Ivey has a background in mathematics, civil engineering, and environmental engineering, and she received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2016. Her research interests include source apportionment of fine particulate matter, regional air quality modeling for health applications, global atmospheric modeling, and environmental justice. Learn more about Cesunica Ivey via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/cesunica Podcast Highlights: “Environmental justice impacts are multidimensional and they have long-term health and socioeconomic consequences simply because you grew up in an environment in a hazardous neighborhood.” -       Cesunica Ivey on the topic of why your environment impacts not only your economic status, but also your health. “GIS enabled us to visualize and geolocate hundreds of thousands of measurements...” -       Cesunica Ivey on the topic of Geographic Information System Mapping aiding environmental justice research. “Much of the Inland Empire is at risk for disproportionate environmental hazards because the land is cheap and it is plentiful compared to that in the coastal communities. This is very attractive to industrial developers, particularly Amazon.” -       Cesunica Ivey on the topic of the presence of warehousing in Southern California, and specifically Riverside and San Bernardino County. Guest: Cesunia Ivey (Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Paola Loera (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: C Codaine https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast. Commercial Links: https://bit.ly/spp-harnik-pc https://spp.ucr.edu https://spp.ucr.edu/mpp
18:23
October 02, 2020
COVID-19: Can College Students Terminate Apartment Leases?
In this episode, public policy student Sana Jaffery, real estate lawyer Scott Talkov, and Fair Housing of Riverside County program manager Nathan Cieszynski talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about options and resources for students who wish to terminate their leases due to COVID-19. About Sana Jaffery: Sana Jaffery recently found herself facing a housing issue, only to find out hundreds of students dealing with the same crisis.  Jaffery had previously spoken about this issue  on NBC4 News. About Scott Talkov: Scott Talkov is a real estate, business and bankruptcy litigation lawyer in Riverside, California and former partner at one of the Inland Empire’s oldest law firms. Learn more about Scott Talkov via https://www.talkovlaw.com About Nathan Cieszynski: A HUD certified housing counselor, Nathan Cieszynski is a program manager and counselor at the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County. Learn more about Nathan Cieszynski via https://fairhousing.net Podcast Highlights: “The landlord wants your money. You already have your money. So every time you pay them, the landlord has won." -       Scott Talkov on the topic of understanding your position of power as a tenant. “The city of Riverside has a program for rent relief and what it's set up to do is, is to bring you current on your rent.” -       Nathan Cieszynski on the topic of utilizing government programs, if you would like to or must remain in your apartment lease. Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Genevieve Chacon (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 Commercial Link: bity.ly/uc-rent-el Resources: UC Riverside Legal Clinic Talkov Law 12 Tricks to Terminate a Student Lease at UCR due to Coronavirus Force Majeure Lease Termination Letter Template Fair Housing Council of Riverside County Rental Assistance Program FHCRC Phone Number: 1-951-682-6581 This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
27:43
September 11, 2020
COVID-19: Preparing for a New School Year (with Mike McCormick)
In this episode, Val Verde Unified School District Superintendent Mike McCormick talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the challenges school districts face as the academic school year begins and distanced learning continues. About Mike McCormick: Superintendent McCormick carries over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Beginning as a teacher at Home Gardens Elementary School, he became an Assistant Principal and Principal at both Vista Verde Middle School and Rancho Verde High School. Since 2015, he has served as Superintendent of Val Verde Unified School District.  Learn more about Mike McCormick and Val Verde Unified School District here. Podcast Highlights: “I see on our State Superintendent Advisory Council with Tony Thurmond, and was able to be one of the first school districts in the state to apply to receive hot spots from Google and T-Mobile." -       Mike McCormick on the topic of preparing to meet this moment, when students are dependent on technology, for nearly ten years.  “At the highest policy level, I was asked by our State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to be on his Schools Reopening Advisory Task Force... I was fortunate to have conversations as a result of that task force with the Governor's office, legislators, and so kind of the policy discussion at that level was how do we have some practices and procedures in place that are going to hold districts harmless, hold students harmless..." -       Mike McCormick on the topic of the statewide discussion on how to move forward with the school year, while keeping children and employees healthy and safe. "The research is telling us that three to four times is the rate that our Latinx and Black community members, students, and families are likely to contract COVID-19. And that was one of the guiding documents that helped really shine the light for us, and our Board ultimately made the decision that we're going to continue in full distanced learning...” -       Mike McCormick on the topic of how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected minority communities in the United States, including his own district. Guest: Mike McCormick (Superintendent of Val Verde Unified School District) Interviewer: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
20:56
August 28, 2020
COVID-19: The Constitutionality of the Shutdown (with Greg Stepanicich)
In this episode, City Attorney for Mill Valley and Fairfield, Greg Stepanicich talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about "police power" and the legality of the shutdown.  About Mr. Stepanicich:  Mr. Stepanicich is the City Attorney for Mill Valley and Fairfield. He previously served as the City Attorney for Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, and Seal Beach. He joined the law firm of Richard Watson Gershon in 1977 and opened up the firm's San Francisco office in 1998. Mr. Stepanicich is also a UCR School of Public Policy Advisory Board member.   Learn more about Mr. Stepanicich via the City of Fairfield and the City of Mill Valley.  Podcast Highlights:  “I think there is no doubt that mask requirements, social distancing requirements, and the closure of businesses is going to be enforceable at this time”  -       Mr. Stepanicich on the topic of rules and regulations that are enforceable during these unprecedented times “We end up relying on a Supreme Court case that goes way back to 1905 and it was a case involving Massachusetts and smallpox... and there the Court upheld a requirement that all adults in the state had to be vaccinated against smallpox”  -       Mr. Stepanicich on the topic of where in history we look to understand the legality of the shutdown   “ The violation of a public health order is a misdemeanor, a criminal offense, and can be punished by a fine of one thousand dollars and up to six months in jail for each time the regulation is violated”  -       Mr. Stepanicich on the topic of how the government can enforce laws and regulations, in order to increase public health and safety.  Guest:  Greg Stepanicich (City Attorney for Mill Valley and Fairfield)  Interviewers:  Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)  Maya Prasad (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)  Music by:  Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20)  https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625 Voice Talent:  Paola Loera (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)  Kamillah Pollard (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)  Ana Yeli Ruiz (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean's Ambassador)  This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/  Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.  Links:  American Lung Association in California Screening "Unbreathable: The Fight For Healthy Air": bit.ly/ala-unbreathable  "The Importance of the Black Press in the Black Lives Matter Movement": bit.ly/spp-black-press
30:46
August 14, 2020
COVID-19: Heightened Racial Disparities (with Aerika Loyd)
In this episode, psychology professor Aerika Loyd talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected minority communities in the United States and laid bare the deep roots of systemic racism in America ranging from healthcare inequity to lack of access in education. About Aerika Loyd: Dr. Aerika Brittian Loyd is an interdisciplinary, community-engaged developmental scientist, who employs psychology, human development, and prevention science theories to understand how intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity inform health and development for youth and young adults of color (e.g., African American and Latinx). The ultimate goal of her research program is to provide recommendations for culturally informed youth practice, prevention, and policy. Learn more about her work via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/aerikal Podcast Highlights: “One thing I’ve been inspired by with the late John Lewis, is talking about how this is a movement of a lifetime.” -       Aerika Loyd on the topic of ending racism in the United States “I would like to redirect our conversation back to this conversation about… racial injustice and the protests following George Floyd’s murder. ” -       Aerika Loyd on the topic of police brutality and Black Lives Matter “The two pandemics that health researchers are talking about are COVID-19, a global pandemic, and racism as the second pandemic, and how they are interwoven together.” -       Aerika Loyd on the topic of both COVID-19 and racism as public health crises Guest: Aerika Loyd (Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Riverside)  Interviewers:  Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Arleth Flores Aparicio (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)  Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
27:18
July 31, 2020
COVID-19: Lack of Access in the American Education System (with Tracy Gray)
In this episode, Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research, Tracy Gray talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy, about the challenges and opportunities faced by distanced learning, as well as depending on technology in education now, and in the future. About Tracy Gray: Dr. Gray is a Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research, and currently leads the Center for Technology Implementation. Before working at AIR, she was Vice President for youth services at the Morino Institute and was responsible for the design and implementation of the Youth Development Collaborative. Dr. Gray was also the deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the Corporation for National Service that enabled more than 50,000 corps members to work in 1,500 programs throughout the United States. She is also a UCR School of Public Policy Advisory Board Member. Learn more about Tracy Gray via https://www.air.org/person/tracy-gray. Podcast Highlights: “Most schools and districts were ill-prepared to make this sudden transition...” -       Tracy Gray on the topic of emergency distanced learning back in March as the country quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “They also find themselves in these internet deserts, even if they went outside, having access to connectivity is far from a reality.” -       Tracy Gray on the topic of the digital divide and the technological struggle many students will continue to endure as teaching continues remotely. “It does offer an opportunity to really think about how we deliver education to students, what's important, and what are the systems that need to be in place...” -       Tracy Gray on the topic of how COVID-19 will affect the future of education. She speaks about reconsidering the important support schools offer such as mental health and food services. Guest: Tracy Gray (Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Kamillah Pollard (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
30:40
July 16, 2020
COVID-19: Employer-Based Insurance (with Dave Jones)
In this episode, former California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the implications and challenges the American system of employer-based insurance is currently facing due to COVID-19. About Dave Jones: Mr. Jones is a member of the UCR’s School of Public Policy Advisory Board. He previously served as California’s Insurance Commissioner from 2011 to 2019. The California Department of Insurance regulates the nation’s largest insurance market in the insurance industry which collects about 257 billion dollars in premiums annually from California. Prior to this role, Mr. Jones served in the California State Assembly chairing the Assembly Health Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services from 2004 to 2011. Learn more about Dave Jones via https://spp.ucr.edu/about/people#advisory_board. Podcast Highlights: “We may have an additional 7 million uninsured people in this country by a virtue of all the people that are unemployed and as those unemployments grow, we will have more people uninsured.” -       Dave Jones on the topic of the impacts COVID-19 has had on health insurance. “Insurers did not price these policies based on having to pay out business interruption claims...450 billion dollars a month in losses that this may suffer as a result of business interruption and the insurers simply have not priced the policies to cover those losses.” -       Dave Jones on the topic of the impacts COVID-19 has had on other insurance industries like auto, business, and life insurance. “One of the things we’ve learned tragically with COVID-19 is the importance of preparation and we simply weren’t prepared...so too with climate change, we’re not prepared.” -       Dave Jones on the topic of the government and private sector response to COVID-19 and how it can help to respond to other issues. Guest: Dave Jones (School of Public Policy Advisory Board Member) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Eric Calderon (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador ‘20) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
22:12
June 23, 2020
COVID-19: The Importance of Batteries (with Steve Christensen)
In this episode, Executive Director of Responsible Battery Coalition, Steve Christensen talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the important contribution of batteries in daily life, but specifically during a pandemic. About Steve Christensen: Steve Christensen is the Executive Director of Responsible Battery Coalition, a nonprofit  coalition of companies, academics and organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. Prior to this role, he served as the Managing Director in the U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis Practice at Burson-Marsteller in Washington DC, where his clients include some of the world’s largest agriculture, chemical and consumer products companies. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Christensen served in several roles as a senior policy official at the United States Department of Agriculture where he concentrated his efforts on supporting public health and production agriculture through the development and implementation of sound science-based public policy. Mr. Christensen is also an Advisory Board member for the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. Learn more about Steve Christensen via https://www.responsiblebatterycoalition.org/leadership-team/ Podcast Highlights: “A concern we did have when things started to close down was a state government or some official not allowing recycling of batteries...we want to make sure that recycling would remain stable so we wouldn’t see an increase in resource extraction.” -       Steve Christensen on the topic of battery production recycling and its role during COVID-19. “The reliance on batteries, as we get out of this, one of the ways we are going to manage it is through battery operated devices, from your phone to a thermometer. It all relies on battery.” -      Steve Christensen on the topic of COVID-19’s impact on battery support for the transportation in medical industries. “It is rare that you will find a food or beverage company that relies on a single source or a single region for any aspect in their business...for the next generation of batteries...the majority of those materials are coming from China and there is no where else to get them.” -       Steve Christensen on the topic of the prevalent issues within the supply change and obtaining the material needed for batteries. Guest: Steve Christensen, Executive Director of Responsible Battery Coalition Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Paola Loera (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
25:29
June 22, 2020
COVID-19: The Role of Counties (with Greg Devereaux)
In this episode, retired CEO of San Bernardino County, Greg Devereaux talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the different roles and responsibilities of counties versus cities in general, but especially amid a pandemic. About Greg Devereaux: Greg Devereaux has served in state and local government for nearly 40 years, holding various administrative leadership positions, including city manager in the cities of Fontana and Ontario. He was also the former Chief Executive Officer of San Bernardino where he helped the Board of Supervisors lead the County in a new direction and helped to stabilize county government finances, increase infrastructure maintenance, and restore community programs. Since his retirement, Mr. Devereaux has opened his own consulting firm working with both public and private clients. Mr. Devereaux is also a member of the advisory board for the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy. Learn more about Greg Devereaux via http://www.sbcounty.gov/cao/main/Pages/Devereaux.aspx Podcast Highlights: “Counties, in relation to the state, we are arms of the state...if the state issues a public health order, counties have to follow that order...but counties can actually be more strict than the state.” -       Greg Devereaux on the topic of the relationship between the counties of California and the state of California during this time of crisis. “One of the things that everyone acknowledges that went wrong, both at a state and federal level, stockpiles of personal protective equipment needed in the healthcare system..were allowed to get outdated and some of the equipment was sold off.” -       Greg Devereaux on the topic of the biggest gaps witnessed in our federal government, in relation to the response to COVID-19. “I do think that, perhaps, business and government will have learned that remote working can be equally or more productive and has some side benefits like cleaner air and less congested freeways.” -       Greg Devereaux on the topic of the new temporary and permanent changes post COVID-19 within our government and societies. Guest: Greg Devereaux (Retired CEO of San Bernardino County) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Daisy Gonzalez (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
35:58
June 16, 2020
COVID-19: California's Workforce & Economy (with Angelov Farooq)
In this episode, Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board, Dr. Angelov Farooq talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about state strategies and policies to combat historic unemployment, a struggling economy, and distance learning amidst a statewide shelter-in-place order. About Angelov Farooq: Angelov Farooq is the owner of AVM Innovation Consulting, LLC, a Southern California based economic development firm. In 2013, Dr. Farooq was appointed the Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board under Governor Gavin Newsom's administration. . As Chairman, he leads the largest workforce development system in the country under the vision of the Governor & Secretary of Labor. In 2015, he was elected on the Board of Education for the Riverside Unified School District. Dr. Farooq is also the Founding Director of the UC Riverside Center for Economic Development. Learn more about Angelov Farooq via https://angelovfarooq.com/about. Podcast Highlights: “The number one focus has been about the digital divide...not everybody is on an equal plainfield so getting people technology devices has been the number one priority.” -       Angelov Farooq on the topic of school closures and addressing online learning from Governor Newsom and the state superintendent. “The bottom line is there are a lot of inequities in a strong economy and those inequities can only be potentially extended even further during a crisis.” -       Angelov Farooq on the topic of the impact of California's Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan during the unemployment crisis. “There’s going to be a new normal after the shelter in place has lifted and the reality is that it’s likely going to be done in phases.” -       Angelov Farooq on the topic of non-essential workers telecommuting due the pandemic. Guest: Angelov Farooq (Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Imad Jobah (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/
22:35
June 01, 2020
COVID-19: Feeding America (with Carolyn Solar)
In this episode, Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Philanthropy Director, Carolyn Solar talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy to discuss food insecurity amid this pandemic. About Carolyn Solar: Carolyn Solar currently serves as the Philanthropy Director for Feeding America in Riverside and San Bernardino. She joins Feeding America with experience running her own food blog, where she tastes, photographs, and reviews food from all over Southern California. Prior to this role, she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator where she directed and led all mail marketing initiatives and developed marketing content. Learn more about Carolyn Solar via https://www.feedingamericaie.org/team. Podcast Highlights: “The people that are coming to us for support are everyday people like you or me, they just need extra help right now.” -       Carolyn Solar on the topic of the recent changes in demand for food from food banks. “Food insecurity has been an issue and will continue to be an issue...despite what's going on now, the need is still there.” -       Carolyn Solar on the topic of the national attention that food insecurity is gaining due to COVID-19. “We are going to keep continue to do these emergency distributions for as long as we are able to...” -       Carolyn Solar on the topic of food distributions and preparing for possible decreased donations. Guest: Carolyn Solar (Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Philanthropy Director) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Aaron Walter (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
16:18
May 21, 2020
COVID-19: UCR Student Perspectives
In this episode, various UCR students talk with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about their unique perspectives in regards to motivation, policies and more during COVID-19. COVID-19 has impacted college students across the nation, and the world. The overnight transition to online learning has left some students vulnerable and worried about what is to come. These four students shine a light on their specific situations, and how they are coping during this crisis. Podcast Highlights: “For meetings it’s holding things through Zoom or a Group FaceTime and such, so you could always be in touch with familiar faces and not feel like you’re completely isolated. While still keeping yourself, your friends, and all relatives involved safe and healthy.” -       Carolina Cardenas on the topic of giving advice to her fellow colleagues on how to stay safe during COVID-19. “What keeps me grounding is I would say thinking that I’ve done so much hard work during my undergraduate studies, it’s just not worth it to throw it all away...we all have future prospects as of now so we need to have that power within us to look forward.” -       Edoardo Melchiori on the topic of staying motivated to continue academic coursework. “The idea and the intent of the social distancing order policy, I would say, is definitely a good idea. Something as simple as literally don’t hang out with one another, can decrease the contractions of COVID-19.” -       Luis Huerta on the topic of support of the social distancing orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I think they are necessary because this virus does have a higher death rate for people who are immunocompromised and people that are older. I do think some younger, healthier people are taking for granted that they don’t have to worry about the threat as much.” -       Julian Bell on the topic of implemented policies that are reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Guests: Carolina Cardenas (Political Science Major, Sophomore) Edoardo Melchiori (UCR Business Major, Senior) Julian Bell (UCR Electrical Engineer Major, Senior) Luis Huerta (UCR Political Science Major, Junior) Interviewer: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
21:55
May 13, 2020
COVID-19: Water is the Best Defense (with Brad Coffey)
In this episode, Group Manager of the Water Resource Management at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Brad Coffey talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the safety, reliability, and affordability of water during this pandemic. About Brad Coffey: Brad Coffey serves as Group Manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He leads the Water Resource Management Group and is responsible for planning and managing metropolitan's imported and local water resource programs, advancing water-use efficiency, and providing supply and demand forecasts for the region. Recently, Mr. Coffey has served as an Assistant Manager for the System Operations Group. As Assistant Manager, he helped manage more than 900 employees who import, treat, and deliver water throughout Southern California. Learn more about Brad Coffey via http://www.mwdh2o.com/WhoWeAre/Management/Executive-Staff Podcast Highlights: “Your drinking water is heavily protected against many things, including the virus which causes COVID-19.” -       Brad Coffey on the topic of concerns regarding the quality of water during COVID-19. “Hand washing is one of the main things we can do to fight this virus so it would be unconscionable for us to turn off the tap, shut someone off, and they couldn't have water to wash their hands. That just won’t happen.” -       Brad Coffey on the topic of water industries maintaining services for customers. “Almost all the clogs in sewer systems these days, it’s not by fats or greases, its by these sanitary wipes...it's really not good for the sewage collection systems.” -       Brad Coffey on the topic of flushing down sanitary wipes and showing up in sewages. Guest: Brad Coffey (Group Manager of the Water Resource Management at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California) Interviewer: Kurt Schwabe (Associate Dean, Chair and Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, UCR School of Public Policy) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
22:34
April 29, 2020
COVID-19: Airline Bankruptcy? (with Michael Huerta)
In this episode, former Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the possibilities of the airline industry facing bankruptcy due to COVID-19. About Michael Huerta: Michael Huerta served as a former administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration between 2013 and 2018. He was nominated by former President Barack Obama and was the longest tenured Administrator in the agency’s history. Before being named Administrator, Mr. Huerta served as Acting Administrator of the FAA from 2011 to 2013 and FAA Deputy Administrator from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Huerta currently serves as a transportation industry consultant, including acting as a Senior Advisor to Macquarie Capital. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Mr. Huerta is a UC Riverside Alumnus (‘78) and serves as an Advisory Board Member for the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. Learn more about Michael Huerta via https://spp.ucr.edu/about/people#advisory_board Podcast Highlights: “I don’t think you can make a general statement about how the industry overall will do. It’s very airline specific and a lot of it’s going to be driven by the markets they are in and their own financial position going into that.” -       Michael Huerta on the topic of effects on the airline industry following COVID-19 . “The airline needs to be looking at this for the long term and I think that as we come out of a crisis like this, the public will remember who were the good operators, who were the corporate citizens that really worked with people” -       Michael Huerta on the topic of airline companies decisions to refund flight tickets due to the flight restrictions. “As we came through 9/11, it became very clear what we were responding to, what we were fighting. And with COVID-19, there is still a lot of debate about what the enemy is and what we know about that enemy and how we respond to that” -       Michael Huerta on the topic of the comparison between COVID-19 and 9/11 in relation to the airline industry. Guest: Michael Huerta (UCR alum and School of Public Policy Advisory Board Member) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Sam Roberts (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
33:22
April 20, 2020
COVID-19: The Digital Divide (with Lloyd Levine)
In this episode, President of Filament Strategies LLC and former member of the California State Legislature, Lloyd Levine talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the effects of COVID-19 on students, legislation, and non-essential business. About Lloyd Levine: Lloyd Levine ('92) is a UC Riverside alumnus and one of the state’s leading experts on energy, telecommunications, and technology policy. Between 2002 and 2008, Mr. Levine served as a member of the California State Legislature where he was chair in the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce.  He is now president of Filament Strategies, a Sacramento-based consulting firm, and provides consulting services in the technology and environmental sectors. As president, Mr. Levine works on  issues ranging from Electric Vehicles to broadband adoption and the digital divide. Mr. Levine is also an Advisory Board member of UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy and in 2018 he was named a Senior Policy Fellow. Learn more about Lloyd Levine via https://spp.ucr.edu/about/people#advisory_board Podcast Highlights: “I think it’s going to exacerbate existing disparities...households where the parents don’t have the education level or where they have to go out of work and can’t help the children, those sorts of things will make it more challenging.” -       Lloyd Levine on the topic of the consequences of remote learning during COVID-19. “Ultimately, I don’t even know when we’re going to go back, I don’t even know how we are going to go back. Are we going to go back in July and it’s going to be phased in to return to work, vulnerable people stay home. How do we determine who’s vulnerable?” -       Lloyd Levine on the topic of the uncertainties on how work life will resume during Covid-19. “The theatre organizations with a budget between 2 million and 10 million are really struggling... We have no revenue coming in, but unlike the big ones we don’t have any endowment.” -       Lloyd Levine on the topic of how the art community is being affected by Covid-19. Guest: Lloyd Levine (UCR alum, School of Public Policy Senior Policy Fellow and Advisory Board Member) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Arleth Flores Aparicio (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
24:33
April 15, 2020
COVID-19: State, National, and International Policies (with Richard Carpiano)
In this episode, population health scientist and medical sociologist, Professor Richard Carpiano talk with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the short term and long term impacts on public health and daily life during COVID-19. About Richard Carpiano: Richard Carpiano is a Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the leading journal for medical sociology scholarship. As a population health scientist and medical sociologist, Professor Carpiano examines how social factors, like socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, social connections, and community conditions, contribute to the physical and mental health of adults and children. His most research program investigates social, behavioral, and attitudinal factors underlying child vaccination uptake and coverage (and refusal or delay) in the US and Canada. Learn more about Richard Carpiano via https://sociology.ucr.edu/faculty/richard-m-carpiano/ Podcast Highlights: “Our public health system is something that’s been underinvested in for many years and so I’m hoping, from a taxpayer standpoint and a citizen standpoint, of public support for these important government services.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of short term and long term impacts of COVID-19. “It really does highlight the importance of, not just the government sector, but also the civil sphere and society itself.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of different policies and orders being implemented to slow down coronavirus. “We are going to see in the aftermath of this, some very pronounced inequalities.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of the economic impact of COVID-19. Guest: Richard Carpiano (Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, UC Riverside) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Eric Calderon (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
28:38
April 07, 2020
COVID-19: Face or Fear the Facts? (with Richard Carpiano)
In this episode, Professor Richard Carpiano talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the severity of COVID-19 in relation to public health in general, as well as in comparison to other global infectious diseases, such as measles or SARS. About Richard Carpiano: Richard Carpiano is a Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the leading journal for medical sociology scholarship. As a population health scientist and medical sociologist, Professor Carpiano examines how social factors, like socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, social connections, and community conditions, contribute to the physical and mental health of adults and children. His most research program investigates social, behavioral, and attitudinal factors underlying child vaccination uptake and coverage (and refusal or delay) in the US and Canada. Learn more about Richard Carpiano via https://sociology.ucr.edu/faculty/richard-m-carpiano/ Podcast Highlights: “Viruses unfortunately do happen and outbreaks do occur...but it presents a nice opportunity for us to be thinking about how important public health is, not just private health care.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of COVID-19 labeled as a public health emergency and international concern from the World Health Organization. “An eccentric question gets a larger issue of how does the public perceive risk...and our brains are just not very good at thinking about risk.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of why behaviors change when a threat of virus heightens. “Whenever there is misunderstanding, whenever there is confusion...and it comes from a particular region of the world… we associate certain features with those characteristics.” -       Richard Carpiano on the topic of the similarities and differences between coronavirus and SARS. Guest: Richard Carpiano (Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, UC Riverside) Interviewers: Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador) Eric Calderon (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador) Music by: Samuel Roberts (UCR Public Policy ‘20) This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/ Subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about the series and other episodes via https://spp.ucr.edu/podcast.
19:47
March 11, 2020