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Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic joins Professors Bhaskar Sarkar and Laila Shereen Sakr of the Department of Film and Media Studies at UCSB for a discussion about her poetic documentary Evaporating Borders that examines the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Recorded on 12/01/2015.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley's 2016 HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecturer, Frances Dinkelspiel, for a discussion of her work as an author and journalist. Dinkelspiel reflects on the skills and temperament required in journalism and highlights the particular challenges posed by online journalism. She describes the history of Berkeleyside, the online news site she founded to cover the city of Berkeley. The conversation includes a discussion of her book on her great grandfather Isaias Hellman, an important banker in the founding of the California economy. Tangled Vines, her book on the California wine industry is also discussed. Recorded on 02/16/2016.

San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett hosts beloved opera legend Frederica von Stade in a lively discussion about her career, and in particular her long-standing collaboration with composer Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, Moby-Dick. In addition to performing Heggie's songs, Von Stade starred in his operas Three Decembers and Great Scott.

David Gerrold, influential contemporary sci-fi writer and creator of genre-defining works such as the enduringly popular Star Trek episode, The Trouble With Tribbles, discusses his career across many media platforms to provide unique and valuable insights into the evolution and changing nature of the genre. Gerrold is interviewed by Word Farm Director Joe Palladino. Recorded on 01/28/2016.

In the U.S. and around the world, cities are embracing design as a strategic asset and transformation driver. San Diego can capitalize on this knowledge and use design to enrich our communities, strengthen our businesses, and create value. A panel of experts from around the world present models of how leading industry and government organizations have leveraged design and assessed its contribution to grow their economies and global stature.
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