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Soil really does matter! Join our distinguished panelists and learn about climate change's hottest topic - Soil! Find out how soil's ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere may hold the key to solving the massive environmental problems caused by climate change. Panelists include: Ryland Engelhart and Calla Rose Ostrander of Kiss the Ground; Scott Murray, organic farmer and resource conservationist; Pablo Rojas, rancher,El Mogor Ranch, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California; Keith Pezzoli, Director of Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego; David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps; Justine Owen, soil scientist, UC Berkeley; and Michelle Lerach, Founder of the Berry Good Food Foundation.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley's 2016 HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecturer, Frances Dinkelspiel, for a discussion of her work as an author and journalist. Dinkelspiel reflects on the skills and temperament required in journalism and highlights the particular challenges posed by online journalism. She describes the history of Berkeleyside, the online news site she founded to cover the city of Berkeley. The conversation includes a discussion of her book on her great grandfather Isaias Hellman, an important banker in the founding of the California economy. Tangled Vines, her book on the California wine industry is also discussed. Recorded on 02/16/2016.
Breaking Promises: The Young’s Declining Share of the Economic Pie with Stanley Druckenmiller and Geoffrey Canada -- UC Public Policy Channel
Hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller and Geoffrey Canada, President of the Harlem Children's Zone, explore how to motivate young citizens to engage in politics so that they can create and support the same economic opportunities as those enjoyed by previous generations. Presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/09/2016.
Each year in the United States, firearm violence results in approximately 30,000 deaths and 75,000 nonfatal injuries to patients seen in hospital emergency departments. Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and UC Davis, discusses new research on the epidemiology of firearm violence, including mass shootings. Then, Dr. Amy Barnhorst explores the relationship between mental illness and firearm violence, and discusses firearm legislation that is aimed at people with mental illnesses. Recorded on 05/03/2016.