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UCTV Segment Focuses on Hip-hop Intellectuals

UCR Professor Discusses Hip-hop Intellectuals

Jonathan Walton, assistant professor of religious studies, will appear on UCTV's "State of Minds" show on May 21.

(May 16, 2007)

Jonathan L. Walton

Jonathan L. Walton

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- �State of Minds,� the University of California Television (UCTV) magazine program, will feature Jonathan L. Walton, assistant professor of religious studies at UC Riverside, in a show premiering at 10 a.m. May 21.

Walton will discuss hip-hop intellectuals in a segment of �State of Minds: Spring 2007.�

The 30-minute show will be repeated at 2 p.m. May 22; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. May 23; 7 a.m. May 24; 4 a.m. May 25; 1 a.m. and noon May 26; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. May 27; 10:30 a.m. May 28; 2:30 p.m. May 29; 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. May 30; 7:30 a.m. May 31; 4:30 a.m. June 1; 1:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 2; 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. June 3; 1 a.m. June 11; 7 a.m. June 12; 2 p.m. June 13; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. June 14; 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. June 15; 4 a.m. June 16; and 4:30 a.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 17.

Although hip-hop music is often associated with masochistic and violent messages, Walton says hip-hop artists follow in the tradition of literary figures who protest the contradictions and inconsistencies of American society.

UCTV is a 24-hour educational channel that broadcasts interviews, lectures, documentaries and performances from the campuses and national laboratories of the University of California. It is available to Inland area residents on Charter digital cable channel 95 and Dish Network satellite channel 9412, and via live webcast or video-on-demand archive at

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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