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In discussing his new book, "Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs For Your Child's Developing Immune System," author and UC San Diego Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering Rob Knight explains how the microbiome works and offers guidance for parents on boosting their children's health. Knight is presented by the Library Channel at UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/24/2017.

Hear about success stories in the vibrant innovation and creative environment of the US-Mexico border region.

Political scientist Amy Lerman explores the roots of why trust in government has declined over time even as its performance has improved around the country. She gives examples of how some services are evaluated differently, based on whether they were perceived as being run by public or private organizations. To change these negative attitudes, Lerman suggests that public officials do a better job at explaining what governments do in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Behavioral economist Elizabeth Linos talks about how to implement good public policy by focusing on needs of the people who serve in government. In this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Linos argues that diversity in recruitment leads to better outcomes, particularly in law enforcement, and that burnout can be avoided if staffers are appropriately supported in their work environments.

Hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful, and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side are traditional free speech advocates who charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman is an expert in the American Constitution and the Supreme Court. Here he discusses why campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. Recorded on 05/30/2018.

We know that the future of work is upon us AI, robotics, global markets and online innovations are driving massive changes. So, what about workforce development? Join The San Diego Workforce Partnership to explore the boundary-busting, outer reaches of workforce development where job quality, equity, outcomes and opportunity drive our support for San Diego County's job seekers. Local leaders and out-of-town renegades identify new frontiers for action.

Premature births, unexplained human and livestock sicknesses, flammable water faucets, toxic wells and the onset of hundreds of earthquakes: the impacts of fracking are far-reaching and deeply felt. Professor Sara Wylie (Northeastern University) describes the fossil fuel connection between climate change and endocrine disruption and how the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries twin toxicities might be resisted together. Wylie also explores the need, and potential, to build alternative public interest databases and environmental health research tools. Recorded on 11/28/2018.

In this talk, based in part on his forthcoming book, The Trump Administration and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2018), Yale professor Harold Koh discusses the possibility for "denuclearization" on the Korean peninsula. Koh has worked in the highest levels of government, most recently as Legal Adviser and Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama Administration. Recorded on 12/06/2018.

Instances of profiling by proxy, where police are summoned to a situation by a biased caller, have been making headlines and going viral. But, how do we address this issue? Andrea Headley has been researching profiling by proxy and other aspects of police accountability for years. She discusses what the evidence shows with Jonathan Stein, In the Arena. Recorded on 01/09/2019.

Women played a huge role in the 2018 midterms. A record number of women were elected to congress, some marking other historic firsts along the way. Women organized massive rallies, and made their voices heard at the polls. So, what can we expect in 2020 and beyond? Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm and UC Berkeley Public Policy professor Sarah Anzia sit down with PhD student Charlotte Hill to discuss how they see women shaping the future of politics in the United States.

National health policy expert Drew Altman presents an analysis of the public's priorities and opinions in health care as the new Congress takes shape and the 2020 presidential campaign begins. Recorded on 01/23/2019.
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