Controversy surrounded Janet Napolitano’s confirmation to the UC Presidency. Napolitano, an unlikely candidate due to her lack of academic administration experience and contentious record on immigration, was confirmed by the Board of Regents despite the dissenting vote of Cynthia Flores, the only student Regent. Adrian Glass-Moore reports. Aired 7/25/2013.
News Director Adrian Glass-Moore was joined by author and social critic Fran Lebowitz for a lively conversation about writing, smoking bans, skyrocketing obesity rates, getting kicked out of high school, and looking for water.
Fran Lebowitz is the author of the books Social Studies, Metropolitan Life, and the children’s book Mr. Chaz and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Aired 8/30/13.
UC Davis professor of brewing science Charlie Bamforth recently starred in a short documentary called The Art and Science of Beer”, which won a viewer’s choice Taste Award in Hollywood. Joseph Bustos spoke with professor Bamforth, as well as director of the video Mike Checkowski to get their take on the production process and receiving the award. Aired 2/10.
UC Davis Psychology Professor Petr Janata and his team have found that the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex serves as a link between musical cognition and memory recall. Professor Janata will be holding a lecture on the topic February 6, 2014 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science. Mason Mara-Randazzo reports. Aired 2/5/14.
Anyone milling around Delta of Venus, KDVS, or Mishka’s might have noticed a small white staple-bound publication that first popped up on Halloween. The publication is put out monthly by Panopticalm Press, featuring locally written short fiction. Camellia Gregorian interviewed Panopticalm founder Jared Law. Aired 2/4/2014.