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Episode 209: Talking Title IX

12/21/2018
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UC Berkeley will spend $30 million on building new softball and beach volleyball teams. While Title IX is widely understood to be a sports equity law, its historical advancement of feminist interests and its application at Cal today reveal a more ambitious and inclusive agenda. Not merely a mechanism for intercollegiate sports, Title IX advocates for building holistic inclusive collegiate experiences and making that ethos integral to the operations and strategy of the university. Goldman...

Duration:00:18:38

Episode 208: UBI, part 2

12/17/2018
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In our last episode on universal basic income, or UBI, a conversation between UC Berkeley MPP ‘20 student Sarah Edwards and Economics and Public Policy Professor Hilary Hoynes revealed that the landscape for UBI proposals and experiments is ripe. In this episode, Goldman School student Sarah Edwards interviews Lori Ospina, about Stockton’s guaranteed income program, Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (or SEED for short). With a $1 million grant, SEED will distribute cash to 100...

Duration:00:27:40

Episode 207: UBI, part 1

11/30/2018
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Professor of Economics Hilary Hoynes and UC Berkeley MPP Student ‘20 Sarah Edwards probe whether work is a solid foundation on which to build the welfare of American society. Can and should income from working really provide a stable base for all Americans? And can more universal coverage social safety nets for non-working adults alleviate the stigma of government support? While welfare reform of the 1990s resulted in spotty coverage from the coupling of assistance and working, the...

Duration:00:51:04

Episode 206: Talking Dockless Scooters

11/13/2018
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Streets littered with bicycles and scooters represent the latest skirmish between Bay Area city administrators and the technology sector. In a region ready to confront carbon emissions and ready to embrace pedestrian-friendly streets, scooters have become the next item in an evergreen local debate on what mode of transport should dominant city streets, who should decide, and how to keep city residents safe. San Francisco’s proximity to the hub of the technology sector makes it a “petri...

Duration:00:49:54

Episode 205: Talking Housing Re-segregation

11/1/2018
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As rents continue to skyrocket in the Bay Area, housing displacement is disproportionately affecting people of color. A “geography of racialized inequality” has long been set in the region -- but today’s segregation is taking a new configuration as new housing market preferences take root. 80 percent of neighborhoods in the East Bay experiencing gentrification were previously redlined, according to a finding from UC Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project (link:...

Duration:00:17:22

Episode 204: Talking Elections

10/19/2018
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Young voter turnout is lower than overall voter turnout. But, as we approach the 2018 midterm elections, UC Berkeley public policy student Sarah Edwards speaks with Buffy Wicks, Sarah Anzia, and others to find that there are reasons to be optimistic about young voter engagement: Millennials are opinion leaders -- and have helped transform the social, cultural and political landscape in the last decadeYoung people are a tech-savvy cohort who can and are deploying technology to get out the...

Duration:00:27:53

Episode 203: Talking Food Policy

10/16/2018
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Food surrounds us -- and yet we can become careless about how food is transformed from the farm to something palatable on our plate. UC Berkeley public policy student, Reem Rayef, interviews Nina Ichikawa at the Berkeley Food Institute about what consumers should be thinking about in their individual consumption choices, but also what the impact the aggregation of those choices means for food overall. Considering the role of multiple actors in U.S. food policy, they also discuss how...

Duration:00:25:06

Episode 202: Talking Policing and Criminal Justice Tara Regan Anderson.

9/26/2018
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Tara Regan Anderson (MPP '10) is the Director of Policy for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. She spoke with Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD '13) about the impact incarceration can have on children and families and why criminal justice reform is not just for advocates.

Duration:00:19:59

Episode 201: Talking Implicit Bias in Policing with Professor Jack Glaser

9/13/2018
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In the aftermath of the shooting death of Botham Shem Jean by an off-duty Dallas police officer, we're posting a conversation Jasmine Jones (MPA '18) had last spring with Professor Jack Glaser, an expert in stereotyping and implicit bias, especially in policing.

Duration:00:21:58

Episode 105: Talking Mental Health Policy with Jessie Harney

4/26/2018
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Goldman School student Jessie Harney speaks with host Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD '13) about mental health support for people suffering from PTSD, especially victims of sexual assault.

Duration:00:22:37

Episode 104: Talking Mental Health Policy with Professor Lonnie Snowden

3/12/2018
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Host Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD '11) speaks with Dr. Lonnie Snowden of UC Berkeley about the stigma around mental health, disparities in access to mental health services, the Affordable Care Act's impact impact on mental health services, and more.

Duration:00:18:29

Episode 1-3: Talking DACA Student Activism

2/6/2018
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Goldman School student and DACA recipient Vlad Stoicescu Ghica discusses what brought him to the US from Romania, student activism as an undergrad at UCLA, and what it was like engaging then-newly-installed UC President Janet Napolitano on the subject of DACA and immigration.

Duration:00:18:02

Episode 1-2: Talking the Personal side of DACA with Jesús Guzmán

1/23/2018
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Jesús Guzmán, immigration activist and Goldman student, shares his personal story, what the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program might be, and why he resists the narrative of a "good" versus "bad" kind of immigrant.

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 101: Talking Immigration with Professor Steve Raphael

1/14/2018
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Host Jasmine Jones speaks with Professor Steven Raphael of the Goldman School of Public Policy about the impact immigration has on local economies, immigration policy in the last 50 years, and why he still believes we may be a more compassionate society than current rhetoric may lead us to believe.

Duration:00:27:03

Talk Policy To Me Trailer

1/11/2018
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Podcast introduction: Talk Policy To Me brings you personal stories and creative solutions from the next generation of public policy leaders. Brought to you by UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans

Duration:00:02:37