Monthly Highlights: October 2012

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Heartache & Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic

This week, our YouTube original channel UCTV Prime premieres the third and final installment of its moving and important series about the emotional toll Alzheimer’s and dementia take on patients and caregivers. There series also highlights the promising clinical trials and research coming out of UCLA, indicating that effective treatments — and maybe even a cure — are on the horizon.

Watch UCLA’s Heartache & Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic, only on UCTV Prime.

Your Vote, Your Voice

With election season in full swing, heated partisan rhetoric seems to be dominating the media. Not at UCTV Prime, where our “Vote” series brings forth the calm, rational voices of facultyand experts who’ve spent their careers studying and interpreting public policy on issues of importance in the upcoming election. Here’s just some of what’s new this month at our Election 2012 headquarters:

The Candidate: Debate Prep with Sam Popkin — UCTV Prime Vote

Predicting Election 2012: The Atlantic Meets the Pacific

E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent

Contraception at the Tea Party: The Politics of Women’s Health with Linda Gordon

… and more!

New Approaches to Keeping Kids Healthy

Are children today sicker or healthier than we were? Increasingly, things that were thought to be a normal part of childhood are being recognized and treated as chronic medical conditions. Where do we draw the line between these “normal things that kids get” and “medical conditions”? In the face of a seemingly rapid increase in the number of children with acute and chronic illnesses, this new series from UCSF Osher Mini Medical School explores what we know and what remains a mystery (or a simple myth).

New Approaches to Keeping Kids Healthy



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

Health & Medicine

Colon Cancer Screening – Health Matters

Elder Abuse: The Crime of the Twenty-First Century? – Research on Aging

Building a Sustainable Good Life through Technology and Yoga

The Patients Are Waiting: How Can We Do Better?

Is Fast Food Addictive?

Dealing with a Diabetes Diagnosis – Don’t Freak Out – Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Food Allergies: Past, Present and Future

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Exploring the Universe from the South Pole

Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores – Perspectives on Ocean Science

Building the ‘Knowosphere’: How New Ways to Share and Shape Ideas Can Help Build Durable Progress on a Finite Planet

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Public Affairs

The Tea Party with Theda Skocpol (Conversations with History)

Prospects for Deficit Reduction and Pension Reform in the Golden State

Women in Political Leadership Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin

2nd Annual State of the Environment Address: Progress and Opportunities with Matthew Rodriquez

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Salman Rushdie — Revelle Forum

Holocaust and Genocide

A Force for Good and for God: Judaism in the 21st Century

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Arts & Music

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2012

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Ensuring Transfer Success 2012 – Navigating the Engineering Pipeline

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Crowdfunding for Academic Research

The 2012 New Venture Competition

Opportunities and Perspectives in Technology, Business and Society

Neurons and Networks

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

What Now? Health Reform in the Aftermath of the Supreme Court Decision

The ABC and Ds of Vitamin Supplements and Health

Where Does Your Water Come From? – Earth 101

more videos and podcasts >>