UCR School of Public Policy

UCR School of Public Policy

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Through this monthly podcast series we will be talking with various voices in the public policy world about today’s pressing societal issues. Join us every month to learn about potential solutions and interventions for today’s biggest policy challenges, be they about health, the economy, the environment, or other societal problems impacting families in your community or the international community.


Heightened Racial Disparities (with Dr. Aerika Loyd)
Jul 31 • 27 min
In this episode, students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy talk with psychology professor Aerika Loyd 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 Dr. Tracy Gray)
Jul 16 • 30 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the effects of COVID-19 on students, teachers, and the entire American education system with Managing Director at the American Institutes of Research, Dr. Tracy Gray. Episode Notes COVID-19 has…
Employer-Based Insurance (with Dave Jones)
Jun 23 • 22 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the implications and challenges the American system of employer-based insurance is currently facing due to COVID-19 with former California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones. Episode Notes…
The Importance of Batteries (with Steve Christensen)
Jun 22 • 25 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the important contribution of batteries in daily life, but specifically during a pandemic with Executive Director of Responsible Battery Coalition, Steve Christensen. Episode Notes Batteries are…
The Role of Counties (with Greg Devereaux)
Jun 16 • 35 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the different roles and responsibilities of counties versus cities in general, but especially amid a pandemic with retired CEO of San Bernardino County, Greg Devereaux. Episode Notes COVID-19 has…
California’s Workforce & Economy (with Dr. Angelov Farooq)
Jun 1 • 22 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses state strategies and policies to combat historic unemployment, a struggling economy, and distance learning amidst a statewide shelter-in-place order with Chairman of the California Workforce…
Feeding America (with Carolyn Solar)
May 21 • 16 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy speaks with Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Philanthropy Director, Carolyn Solar, to discuss food insecurity amid this pandemic. Episode Notes COVID-19 has caused many who are vulnerable to avoid…
UCR Student Perspectives
May 13 • 21 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy speaks with various UCR students to listen to their unique perspectives in regards to motivation, policies and more during COVID-19. Episode Notes COVID-19 has impacted college students across the nation,…
Water is the Best Defense (with Brad Coffey)
Apr 29 • 22 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the safety, reliability, and affordability of water during this pandemic with Group Manager of the Water Resource Management at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Brad Coffey.…
Airline Bankruptcy? (with Michael Huerta)
Apr 20 • 33 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the possibility of the airline industry facing bankruptcy due to COVID-19 with former Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta. Episode Notes In reaction to the global…
The Digital Divide (with Lloyd Levine)
Apr 15 • 24 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the effects of COVID-19 on students, legislation, and non-essential business with President of Filament Strategies LLC and former member of the California State Legislature, Lloyd Levine. Episode…
State, National, and International Policies (with Dr. Rich Carpiano)
Apr 7 • 28 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy discusses the short term and long term impacts on public health and daily life during COVID-19 with Professor of Public Policy, Richard Carpiano. Episode Notes COVID-19 has changed daily life for every…
Face or Fear the Facts? (with Dr. Rich Carpiano)
Mar 11 • 19 min
In this episode, the UCR School of Public Policy considers 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. Episode Notes COVID-19 has created a wide…