Policy Chats

Policy Chats

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Join us for chats with various voices in the public policy world about today’s most pressing societal issues. This podcast is a production of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside.


2020 Election: Voting By Mail (with Bob Page)
Oct 16 • 27 min
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…
BLM: Environmental Justice (with Cesunica Ivey)
Oct 2 • 18 min
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…
Can College Students Terminate Apartment Leases?
Sep 11 • 27 min
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…
Preparing for a New School Year (with Mike McCormick)
Aug 28 • 20 min
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…
The Constitutionality of the Shutdown (with Greg Stepanicich)
Aug 14 • 30 min
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…
Heightened Racial Disparities (with Aerika Loyd)
Jul 31 • 27 min
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…
Lack of Access in the American Education System (with Tracy Gray)
Jul 16 • 30 min
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…
Employer-Based Insurance (with Dave Jones)
Jun 23 • 22 min
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…
The Importance of Batteries (with Steve Christensen)
Jun 22 • 25 min
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.…
The Role of Counties (with Greg Devereaux)
Jun 16 • 35 min
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.…
California’s Workforce & Economy (with Angelov Farooq)
Jun 1 • 22 min
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…
Feeding America (with Carolyn Solar)
May 21 • 16 min
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…
UCR Student Perspectives
May 13 • 21 min
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,…
Water is the Best Defense (with Brad Coffey)
Apr 29 • 22 min
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…
Airline Bankruptcy? (with Michael Huerta)
Apr 20 • 33 min
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…
The Digital Divide (with Lloyd Levine)
Apr 15 • 24 min
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…
State, National, and International Policies (with Rich Carpiano)
Apr 7 • 28 min
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.…
Face or Fear the Facts? (with Rich Carpiano)
Mar 11 • 19 min
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…