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KUCR Radio Offers “Issues and Dialog” on Global Warming and U.S. Policy in Iraq

Free, public film screenings of two documentaries in downtown Riverside.

(September 14, 2006)

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Poster for "An Inconvenient Truth"

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- As part of its "Issues and Dialog" public affairs series, KUCR, the college radio station of the University of California, Riverside, will co-sponsor two free film screenings at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 3657 Lemon St. in downtown Riverside.

"An Inconvenient Truth," will show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 1, followed by a discussion on global warming.

Director Davis Guggenheim weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information about global warming in a thoughtful and compelling way. "Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely," said Gore.

"Iraq for Sale," will show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, followed by a discussion on issues related to the U.S. and Iraq.

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

KUCR broadcasts at 88.3fm from the University of California at Riverside. It is part of the Division of Student Affairs and is staffed largely by UCR students. It broadcasts a wide variety of music, cultural and public affairs programming heard in the western Inland Empire. For more information, call 951.827.KUCR.

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Poster for "Iraq for Sale"

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