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Born in Jerusalem to parents who had fled Nazi Germany, Israeli journalist Tom Segev is a leading figure among the so-called New Historians, who have challenged many of Israel's traditional narratives or "founding myths." His books include, "The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust" (2000); "One Palestine Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate" (2000); "1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East" (2006); and "Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends" (2010). Segev is presented by the Holocaust Living History Workshop, a joint program of the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies Program.
Premiere Date: 7/11/2016
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Americans constitute 4.6% of the world's population and consume 80% of the world's opioids and 99% of the world's hydrocodone. There are five times more Americans with opioid substance use disorder than addicted to heroin. How did we get here and what can we do about it? Recorded on 03/17/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/11/2016
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After nearly twenty years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby Gill is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company, which celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2015. Gill was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. Recorded on 01/19/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/7/2016 Hits/Views: 50
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John Douglass, Igor Chirikov and Gregg Thomson, present data from Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium about the quality of the student experience in the research university. A panel including Christine Keller, Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis, Association of Public Land Grant Universities and Josh Trapani, Associate Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis, Association of American Universities, follows the briefing. Recorded on 03/10/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/7/2016 Hits/Views: 44
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Vaquitas are the most endangered marine mammal in the world and are only found in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Their primary threat is death in gillnets, which until very recently supplied shrimp to the U.S. market. The catastrophic 80% decline since 2011 results from illegal sales of an endangered fish, the totoaba, to markets in China.
Premiere Date: 7/6/2016
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Pros and cons of surgical bypass. Recorded on 04/16/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/5/2016
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Dr. Mario De Pinto explores the sources and causes of neck and low back pain and the short and long term management to achieve adequate pain control. Recorded on 03/10/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/4/2016
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Today's "safety" can take decades to disprove. David Gee has worked for 40 years on reducing harm from hazards to health and environment. Here he explores the harm that can result from not responding adequately to health risks in the environment. Research eventually shows that exposures and the nature of the harm expand over time and that harm is caused at lower and lower levels of exposure. In addition, benefits of taking action expand over time. Recorded on 05/09/2016.
Premiere Date: 7/4/2016
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One problem in using energy from renewable sources is the lack of suitable energy storage systems. Scientists in Jena have been working on a promising technology for efficiently storing and retrieving electric power. Up to now, redox-flow batteries required expensive and sometimes hazardous materials. The researchers have looked for lower-priced replacements for these materials and have found plastics to replace the high-priced metal vanadium and simple saline solution instead of aggressive acids.
Premiere Date: 6/29/2016
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David Armstrong, MD, DPM, University of Arizona. Recorded on 04/16/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/28/2016
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Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Most recently, he was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement from Netflix in 2004. Recorded on 03/01/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016
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Dr. Helene Langevin explains the importance of connective tissue in the body and its link to the immune system. She talks about recent findings on the effects of stretching on inflammation and fibrosis and the the relevance of these findings to chronic pain and cancer. Langevin is the director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016
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Mary Karr, one of the most celebrated memoirists, poets and essayists of her generation, talks about her craft and what it takes to write a memoir. Karr is a best-selling memoirist, poet, and essayist. Her most recent publication, The Art of Memoir, features excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers' experiences. She is the recipient of prizes from PEN and Best American Poetry, and she has won Pushcart Prizes both for poetry and essays. Recorded on 02/10/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016
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Dr. Sanjay Reddy provides a brief introduction to acupuncture. He explores the "eastern" concepts of health and gives an overview of the applications of acupuncture to pain. He also looks at herbal supplements, exercise, mediation and other ways to help manage pain. Recorded on 03/03/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016
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Mitchell Stevens - Stanford University, Barbara Bichelmeyer - University of Missouri, Kansas City, Steven Brint - University of California, Riverside discuss how to effect change in higher education. Moderator, Rory Hume. Recorded on 03/11/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016 Hits/Views: 39
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Involved college parents-frequently referred to as "helicopters"-are often derided as pesky interlopers who micromanage their children's lives and make excessive demands on school decision makers. Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology at UC Merced, discusses if these parents damage their children and burden universities or if they are a benefit. Recorded on 04/18/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016
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Released in the summer of 1975, "Jaws" was seen by over 67 million Americans, essentially creating the "summer blockbuster." Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb talks about that experience and his other screenplays. Recorded on 04/14/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/27/2016
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Swedish musician Martin Molin loves building unusual instruments. His latest contraption is a two-meter-tall box filled with 2,000 cascading marbles. The sounds they make change, depending on where they fall.
Premiere Date: 6/22/2016
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Matthew Menard, MD, Harvard Medical School. Recorded on 04/16/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/21/2016
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Todd A. Stone is an Currently Head of Marketing at BIOPAC Systems, Inc., Goleta-based international biotech manufacturing company, Stone has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications, preceded by a career as an Army Airborne Ranger Infantry officer whose last assignment was as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point). Recorded on 02/23/2016.
Premiere Date: 6/20/2016
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