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APRIL 2010

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Earth-Friendly April

April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and UCSD-TV is celebrating all month long with earth-friendly programming that demonstrates how UC researchers are contributing to the long-term sustainability of our planet.

Earth Day in April on UCSD-TV

Lytle’s Liszto-Mania!

We don’t often get to celebrate a 200th birthday, so we’re kicking off Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s bicentenary a little early (it’s in 2011) with a performance of his works by world-renowned pianist Cecil Lytle in a benefit concert to provide scholarships for graduates of the Preuss School at UC San Diego.

Lytle Memorial Concert: Liszt-O-Mania

UCSD-TV Nabs Two Awards!

We're pleased to announce that two UCSD-TV programs have been recognized for excellence with two prestigious awards. Congratulations to our talented producers, experts and crew!

Disaster Preparedness: Disaster Volunteerism
Gold Aurora Award, General Instruction category

Los Laureles Canyon: Research in Action
Bronze Telly Award, Social Responsibility category

Writers with a Purpose

For the last 15 years, Point Loma Nazarene University’s Writer’s Symposium By The Sea has welcomed authors to the stage to chat with journalist Dean Nelson, and UCSD-TV was there again this year to capture two guests who are writing to make a difference.

Michael Eric Dyson
The Georgetown University sociologist shares his views on the social factors that lead to high rates of crime, teen pregnancy and divorce in low-income African American communities.

Bill McKibben
The author and environmentalist discusses his efforts to tell compelling stories about global warming, alternative energy and genetic engineering.

For additional broadcast dates and videos from past seasons visit www.ucsd.tv/writers.

La Traviata Takes the Stage--and the Small Screen

Giuseppi Verdi’s classic opera  “La Traviata” premieres April 17 in San Diego and UCSD-TV has it covered---from the history of this beloved work to the performers taking the stage on opening night.

“OperaTalk! with Nick Reveles” puts the epic in historical context.

“San Diego Opera Artists’ Roundtable” brings together the artistic team and principal cast for a lively discussion on the company’s production.

“Opera Spotlight” takes you behind the scenes of San Diego Opera’s glittering production.

Visit our opera page for more information about this and other UCSD-TV opera programs.


All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

New Producer Blogs

Follow the adventures of UCSD-TV's producers with exclusive photos, behind the scenes observations, interviews and more!

Science Producer Rich Wargo's Blog

Public Affairs Producer Shannon Bradley's Blog

Arts and Humanities Producer John Menier's Blog

Health Producer Jennifer Ford's Blog

Public Affairs

Global Citizenship: Turning Good Intentions into Positive Action with Bill Clinton


An Evening with Anita Diamant


On Beyond: Volcanism in Iceland, Analyzing Modern Art, Physics for the President

Health and Medicine

Health Matters: Family Medicine

About Health: Bullying

Arts and Music

Lilith: The Opera


Please visit Video On-Demand to view the latest additions to our online video library. All programs can be viewed in RealPlayer.

Aid That Works: Creating a 21st Century Vision for US Development Assistance with Oxfam USA's Raymond Offenheiser

Health Disparities: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Health Matters: Advances in Breast Cancer Surgery

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