Monthly Highlights: January 2011

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Economic Aftershock

With the U.S. in the midst of economic crisis, it seems everyone is seeking solutions. But Robert Reich, professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, wants to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself. In his talk “Aftershock,” Reich examines the aftermath of the economic meltdown and its effects on the middle class.

The Science (and Pleasure) of Healthy Living

Start your New Year with a fresh perspective on healthy living with these new programs from UC San Francisco.

The Beauty of the Multi-System Effect of Tai Chi Chuan Practice

From Popular Wisdom to Scientific Evidence: Evaluating the Efficacy of Herbs and Supplements

Health and Vitality: What Science Tells Us About How to Thrive

The New Science of Stress and Stress Resilience

Bringing the Wisdom and Science of Traditional Diets to Our Own Plates

Parkinson’s Disease: A Dose of Hope

What is it like to live with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disease? Where do you turn for the latest treatment options delivered with compassionate care? To help answer these questions, people with Parkinson’s share their heartfelt stories while medical experts from UC San Francisco’s renowned Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center share the latest research.

Parkinson’s Disease: A Dose of Hope

Conversations with History Hits 500!

What do Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone and Steven Chu have in common? They’ve all been guests on the long-running UC Berkeley interview series “Conversations with History,” which presents its milestone 500th episode later this month. Host Harry Kreisler, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies, has been talking to distinguished campus visitors since 1982 and he’s still going strong with four new interviews premiering in January alone. But only one gets to claim #500: Planning, Policy and Politics with Alain Enthoven.

Read UCTV’s April 2010 interview with Harry about his 28 years on camera.

Congratulations Harry!

Coming Soon to Santa Barbara: UCTV
If you’re lucky enough to live in Santa Barbara, your cable television line-up is about to get a whole lot smarter. Last month Santa Barbara City Council voted to officially request that UCTV be added as an education access channel on Cox cable. Though an official launch date has yet to be set, the city voted to enter into an agreement with UC Santa Barbara to manage the channel, which will initially be programmed with UCTV content. Santa Barbara joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and California’s Central Valley as 24/7 UCTV affiliates.

Is UCTV available on cable in your community?


All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Research on Aging: Growth Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Experimental Man: Cutting-Edge Scientific Research and Implications for Personalized Medicine

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Ribonuclease P: A Small Step in the RNA World

Ira Flatow: Science is Sexy

Unraveling the Secrets of the Southern San Andreas Fault

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Public Affairs

An American Dilemma: Obama, Afghanistan & Vietnam, with George Packer

Big Ideas to Fix the Golden State

Rethinking Regulation After the Financial Crisis and the Oil Spill: A Behavioral Approach with Richard Thaler

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Science and Religion with John Polkinghorne

Jonathan Friedman: Globalizing Fantasies and Trenchant Realities

Religion, Globalization and the Public Sphere

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Arts & Music

Orchestra Kids: 2010 Elementary Honor Orchestra at UCLA

Tilly No-Body: Catastrophes of Love

SummerFest 2010: Chopin Celebration

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Sustaining Inspiration: The Challenges & Opportunities of Running a Privately Held, Employee Owned, Socially Responsible Business

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

Vaccines for Adults: Progress in the Prevention of Common Infectious Diseases

UCLA Bruin Talk

Earth’s Magnetic Field: From Satellites to Reversals

Stem Cells: The Hope, The Hype and the Science

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