Category: Public Affairs

  • Stop the Presses!

    UCTV presents two programs featuring two of the most acclaimed journalists of our time. First, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and host Michael Bernstein sit with Alex Butterfield, the source of Woodward’s latest book, The Last of the President’s Men, as Butterfield recalls his painful, yet brave decision to answer truthfully about the existence of […]

  • Up Next Explores the Future of Space Exploration… and Death

    Since the launch of Up Next eight months ago, Marty Lasden has produced programs on the future of everything from artificial intelligence to Judaism to marriage. In The Future of Being Dead, Lasden interviews Stanford University humanities scholar Robert Pogue Harrison. (Back in 2005, Harrison published a fascinating book called The Dominion of the Dead, […]

  • All About Those 2° C

    Among the international delegations of climate experts gathering in Paris for COP 21 this month, leading researchers from the University of California are presenting “Bending the Curve,” a thorough report covering their top 10 scalable solutions for reducing global warming and addressing the impacts of climate change. For a preview of what they are prescribing […]

  • A Conversation with Joan Williams on Legally Speaking

    Gender equality is nothing new. It gained public attention in the 1960s with the rebirth of the feminist movement. During that time, the typical worker was a man, married to a homemaker, who worked long hours for forty years without a break. While the workforce has changed, several decades later, the masculine ideal worker stereotype […]

  • Water Policy and the Drought

    If you’ve spent anytime in California in the last few years, you know this: California is in the midst of a severe drought. But while the lack of rainfall is not in dispute, there is widespread disagreement on how to respond. A panel convened for Cal Day at UC Berkeley explores policy options that could […]

  • Crossing the Border

    Lynn Schenk, the former Congresswoman from San Diego, steals the show here as she recalls what she and others had to do to outsmart a veteran Texas committee chairman to get a fast lane – called the SENTRI — approved for low-risk travelers crossing the border from Mexico into California in 1995. Panelists reflect on […]

  • Up Next: Perspectives on the Future of Everything

    Some folks believe that peering into a crystal ball can predict the future. Others believe in the power of divination or fortune telling. While the methods differ, the question is usually the same. What does the future have in store? Marty Lasden and co-producer, lawyer/author Eric Berkowitz, try to distinguish the prophets from the crackpots […]

  • Understand Climate Change – and What You Can Do About It

    Learn more about climate change with new programs that examine its impact from a variety of perspectives. Discover how humans and climate interact and affect one another, learn what you can do to reduce greenhouse emissions, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pope’s call to protect the environment. Climate Change, Consumerism and the Pope […]

  • Myrlie Evers-Williams and the Journey to Equality

    Myrlie Evers-Williams became a prominent social justice activist after the murder of her husband, civil rights activist Medger Evers. For more than five decades, she has continued to carry on his legacy, never relenting in her determination to change the face of race relations in this country. To many, she has become a symbol of […]

  • The Great Divide with Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Reich

    Just watching these two old friends on stage together, both liberal icons in economics and academia, is a true delight. Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Reich reminisce here about their days in the Clinton Administration, recalling the pushback from fellow cabinet members for labeling certain policies “corporate welfare” and criticizing excessive salaries for C-suite executives. They […]