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Clearing the Air

Blue Sky Thinking is UC Riverside Specialty

UCTV show “State of Minds” is hosted from the Riverside campus this time.

(February 28, 2011)

Kent Johnson, Matt Barth, Dennis Fitz and Tom Durbin stand with UC Riverside's Mobile Emissions Lab (MEL), which helps them analyze emissions from large commercial trucks.Enlarge

Kent Johnson, Matt Barth, Dennis Fitz and Tom Durbin stand with UC Riverside's Mobile Emissions Lab (MEL), which helps them analyze emissions from large commercial trucks.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- UC Riverside’s role in improving air quality in Inland Southern California is one of four stories on the next “State of Minds” show from UCTV.

Hosted and produced by veteran journalist Shannon Bradley, the video magazine show airs between now and April 3, 2011 on channel 95 on Charter Cable and on channel 9412 of Dish Network.

The segment about UCR’s air quality research, produced by UCR videographer Jim Brown, looks at some of the people and projects that have cleared the air in the region, making a difference in the health of California’s people and plant life. Other subjects on the magazine-style show include stem cell treatments at UC Davis; Peace Corps volunteers from UC Berkeley and from UC Santa Cruz; and new insights into human evolution from the bones of Neanderthals.

By Friday, March 4, the episode will be available on the Web.

State of Minds highlights the people and projects from all 10 campuses of the University of California.

University of California Television (UCTV) is a non-commercial channel featuring 24/7 programming from throughout the University of California, the nation’s premier research university made up of ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated institutions.

UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects of interest to a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, education issues, and even gardening and agriculture. Programs range from documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums, artistic performances and more.

In addition, UCTV’s Teacher’s P.E.T. reaches out to K-12 educators with its website teeming with standards-aligned programming, and its Med Ed Hour is dedicated to providing up-to-date research and vital information to health care professionals.

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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