Podcast: Talk Policy To Me

Posts from 2018

Episode 5: Talking mental health policy with Jessie Harney

 

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.

Jessie is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Truman State University and a Master of Science in Biostatistics from Washington University in St. Louis. Jessie’s research interests lie in criminal justice, and more specifically, prison reform. Her hobbies include Muay Thai, anything from the Legend of Zelda series, and cheese. 

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Episode 4: Talking mental health policy with Professor Lonnie Snowden

Psychologist Lonnie R. Snowden is Professor of the Graduate School in the Health Policy and Management Division in the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. He also holds affiliated appointments in Berkeley's Psychology Department and in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and he has held appointments in Berkeley's Institute for Personality and Social Research, at the Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis, and at RAND.

Professor Snowden's research focuses on mental health and other health services disparities in access and quality of care, and he approaches understanding these disparities from treatment systems and mental health policy perspectives. He has published more than 170 papers in the peer-reviewed research literature and has received 6 research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as receiving research awards from many other sources.He contributed to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General and was co-scientific editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

His outstanding achievement awards include The American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, The Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Award, the Berkeley Citation, and the American Public Health Association's Steve Banks Mentoring Award. 

 

Episode 3: Talking DACA student activism with Vlad Stoicescu Ghica

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.

Episode 2: Talking the personal side of DACA with Jesús Guzmán

In Episode 2 of Talk Policy to Me, host Jasmine Jones speaks with immigrant rights activist and Goldman student  Jesús Guzmán about his personal story, the future of DACA, and the complexities of growing up in a mixed-status family.
 

 

Jesús Guzmán is a second-year MPP candidate at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. While at GSPP, Jesús has served on the leadership teams for both the Labor Policy Group and the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative.

Jesús has also served as the program analyst for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Jesús is currently completing his advanced policy analysis with the Marin Economic Forum with a focus on the housing shortage and income inequality. Jesús’ policy interests include labor economics, equity in energy policy, and economic development.

Prior to attending graduate school, Jesús was the Program Director for the Graton Day Labor Center in Northern California where he developed innovative workforce training programs and advocated for inclusive immigrant and labor policies.

Jesús was born in Jalisco, México and grew up in Sonoma County where he now resides with his wife Stephanie and daughter Victoria.


 

Episode 1: Immigration with Professor Steve Raphael

In episode 1 of Talk Policy To Me, host Jasmine Jones speaks with Professor Steve Raphael about immigration.

 

Guest Bio

Steven Raphael is a Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and holds the James D. Marver Chair at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

He works on immigration policy, research questions pertaining to various aspects of racial inequality, the economics of labor unions, social insurance policies, homelessness, and low-income housing.

His research focuses on also the economics of low-wage labor markets, housing, and the economics of crime and corrections. His most recent research focuses on the social consequences of the large increases in US incarceration rates and racial disparities in criminal justice outcomes.

He is the author (with Michael Stoll) of Why Are so Many Americans in Prison? (Russell Sage Foundation Press) and The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research).  Raphael is research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the California Policy Lab, the  University of Michigan National Poverty Center, the University of Chicago Crime Lab, IZA, Bonn Germany, and the Public Policy Institute of California. Raphael holds a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.

Read his papers on "Undocumented Immigrants and Their Experience with Illegality" and "Illegality: A Contemporary Portrait of Immigration."