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>> Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Writer’s Symposium By the Sea 2010

>> Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In March, UCSD-TV will tape two of Dean Nelson’s author interviews as part of the 2010 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Look for the broadcast premieres of “An Evening with Michael Eric Dyson” and “An Evening with Bill McKibben” in April.

Watch online videos of all Writer's Symposium by the Sea programs and learn more about the series.


New State of Minds Premieres in May 2010

Stay tuned for an new installment of UCTV's State of Minds. Learn how the magic of Folkorico dance inspires a former UC Santa Cruz student to become a UCSC professor of anthropology and producer of documentary films. Follow along as UC Davis becomes the first university to use top green design standards for a new winery, brewery and food processing facility. Join UC Riverside researchers as they pursue the right mix for growing drought-tolerant grass. Look for these stories and more in May.


Los Laureles Canyon: Available in Spanish

>> Monday, March 22, 2010

In response to numerous requests, we have secured funding to produce a Spanish-language version of Los Laureles Canyon: Research in Action for distribution in Mexico. Look for this on line in June 2010.


New State of Minds Premieres in February 2010

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010

State of Minds returns with all new stories from around the UC system. Take a look at how UC Davis is helping California's plant and flower growers compete in the global market. Then, a welcome back to the UC students of Japanese descent who were interned during World War II. Also, new technology at UC Santa Cruz that uses visuals to search the web and from UC Berkeley, a cross-disciplinary approach to saving the California Delta. Finally, a tour of The Loft, the new performance lounge that's bringing nightlife to the campus of UC San Diego. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to check out the State of Minds archives.


Los Laureles Canyon: Research in Action Premieres Fall 2009

>> Saturday, October 10, 2009

In collaboration with Keith Pezzoli, at UCSD's Urban Studies and Planning program and others, Shannon is producing on a documentary about watershed planning and sustainable development in Los Laureles, a canyon that starts high in Tijuana, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and ends at the Tijuana River Estuary in Imperial Beach, California. Some 65,000 people live in Los Laureles, and because of inadequate infrastructure, much of their waste flows unrestricted down the canyon into the estuary, threatening the wildlife that depend on its pristine wetlands for survival.

The UCSD-TV crew in Los Laureles Canyon. From left to right: Willie Wiliams,
Harry Caruso, Rachel Bradley, Laura Castañeda, Matt Alioto, Shannon Bradley

Notice Laura Castañeda in the group? We're delighted to have her back with us on this project after her compelling and courageous documentary, The Devil's Breath: Border Crossers caught in San Diego's Wildfires (2008)


State of Minds: October 2009

>> Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We have stories in the works from contributors Larissa Branin, Paul Pfotenhauer, and Roxanne Makasdjian. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to check out the State of Minds archives.