An Election Like No Other and What Lies Ahead with Former US Senator Barbara Boxer

8232Never one to back down from political opposition, former US Senator Barbara Boxer puts her Capitol Hill moxie on display as she recounts
some of the biggest challenges she faced during her 30+ years serving alongside 5 presidents in Washington. As thrilling as it is to hear her stories, the message that comes through loud and clear in this inaugural talk of the Barbara Boxer Lecture Series at UC Berkeley, is “don’t stop!” She calls on Americans who share her concerns about the current administration to engage – by going to town halls, by writing letters to their representatives, by marching, and most importantly, by showing up to vote even in the midterm elections.

Watch An Election Like No Other and What Lies Ahead with Former US Senator Barbara Boxer now.

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Get Informed before You Vote

Only a few days until Election Day, have you visited UCSD-TV’s Election 2012 website yet? There you’ll find reliable election coverage and context, from San Diego’s mayoral race to national politics.

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific Meets UCSD-TV

There was plenty of excitement last month when two coasts collided at UC San Diego. No, it wasn’t some strange weather phenomenon but the second annual The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, hosted by The Atlantic magazine and UCSD. The sold-out, three-day forum brought together some of the country’s most fascinating thinkers to talk about the future of energy, health and technology and this month you can watch it on UCSD-TV.

Predicting Election 2012
Threading Film’s Next Reel with Stacey Snider
Mapping the Future of Networks with Facebook’s Chris Cox
Manufacturing Life: How Synthetic DNA Will Change Our World with J. Craig Venter

Stay tuned for even more in December.

Earthquake-resilient Hospitals for the Future

Go behind the scenes at UC San Diego as a five-story mockup of a hospital, including a surgical suite, is subjected to dramatic earthquakes in order to better understand how buildings perform after earthquakes and fire. Teaming up with the California Seismic Safety Commission, this UCSD-TV documentary explores the history of seismic safety for California’s hospital infrastructure, and what is being done to secure its future.

Building it Better: Earthquake-resilient Hospitals for the Future


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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

Health & Medicine

The Latest in Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention with Anne M. Wallace

Diabetic Medical Emergencies

Alternatives to Insecticides: High Impact Solutions Without Environmental Trade-offs

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Science

New from UCTV Prime!
9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming

Gray Whales in a Changing Environment

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Public Affairs

Filner v. DeMaio at UC San Diego — San Diego Mayoral Forum

Walking Together for Freedom with Asma Jahangir

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Humanities Humanities

Salman Rushdie – Revelle Forum

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

Daughter of the Regiment – San Diego OperaTalk!

Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star – Stuart Collection at UCSD

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Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Colon Cancer Screening – Health Matters

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Filner and DeMaio Clash at UCSD (and on UCSD-TV)

Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio have certainly kept San Diego’s mayoral race interesting, and their October 13 debate at UC San Diego was no exception.

Organized by UC San Diego students and moderated by San Diego 6 news anchor Heather Myers, there were some tense moments as the candidates took the stage (or didn’t) and tussled over issues ranging from the economy to negative campaigning.

If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry because UCSD-TV’s cameras were there to capture all the action. Watch it tonight (October 22) at 8pm on UCSD-TV or stream it online now. And whatever you do, remember to vote on November 6!

Filner v. DeMaio at UC San Diego

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific: Predicting Election 2012

There was plenty of excitement earlier this month when two coasts collided at UC San Diego. No, it wasn’t some strange weather phenomenon but the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific,” hosted by The Atlantic magazine and UCSD. The sold-out, three-day forum brought together some of the country’s most fascinating thinkers to talk about the future of energy, health and technology.

We’ll be premiering these outstanding discussions in November, but there was one that simply couldn’t wait. In “Predicting Election 2012,” veteran political reporter Ron Brownstein of the National Journal and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt analyze the homestretch of the presidential campaign with input from James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic; Sam Popkin, UC San Diego professor and author of “The Candidate;” James Fowler, a UC San Diego professor who specializes in the biochemistry of political behavior: and longtime pollster Dan Yankelovich. Look for some fresh insight from these lively and connected pundits as they call the fates of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and the next Congress.

Watch “Predicting Election 2012” on October 26 at 7pm — or online now — and make sure to come back in November for more in “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” series, including conversations with Dreamworks’ Stacey Snider, Facebook’s Chris Cox, “The Happiness Project” author Gretchen Rubin and much more.

Channeling Judy Woodruff

Early in my career, I had the wonderful job of preparing political segments for Jim Lehrer, Robin MacNeil and Judy Woodruff for the PBS nightly program, then called the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.  It was great fun because I got to pre-interview smart and connected people about issues of the day and recommend who should be invited […]

Shannon Bradley

Early in my career, I had the wonderful job of preparing political segments for Jim Lehrer, Robin MacNeil and Judy Woodruff for the PBS nightly program, then called the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.  It was great fun because I got to pre-interview smart and connected people about issues of the day and recommend who should be invited to appear on the program that night.  Jim and Robin were first rate, of course, but the host who I admired the most was Judy.  She was calm, authoritative and classy.  She brought out the best in guests by presenting politics with such grace that she made it seem like the noblest of professions.

Well, some 20 years later, I’ve been thinking about Judy a lot as we launched a new political series, Prime: Vote on our YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime.   Each segment features the faculty of the University of California using their expertise to analyze what’s happening on the 2012 campaign trail.  We began the series in March with video commentaries from three UC professors on issues including the high cost of austerity, incumbents’ responsiveness to voters and the economic impact of immigration.

With today’s premiere of “Political Messaging on the Economy,” UCTV Prime moves from commentary into analysis, with me playing the role of the esteemed Ms. Woodruff as I talk to political scientists Lynn Vavreck of UCLA and Thad Kousser of UC San Diego about how Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Barack Obama are crafting their economic messages to appeal to voters.   It’s great talk from engaging professors who clearly enjoy politics. Thanks, Judy, for showing us how it’s done.

Learn more about UCSD-TV and UCTV Prime:Vote producer Shannon Bradley.