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Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. He shares what three decades of working with gang members has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. Recorded on 11/09/2017.

Women who fought for the right to vote were struggling for nothing less than access to full citizenship. Ellen DuBois, UCLA professor of history and gender studies, emphasized the larger vision women held in the struggle for women's suffrage. Recorded on 02/13/2018.

Rev. Traci Blackmon is the Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO. A featured voice with many regional, national, & international media outlets and contributor to print publications, her communal leadership & healing work in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr., in Ferguson, MO has gained her both national & international recognition and audiences, from the White House to the Carter Center to the Vatican. She was appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon & to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships for the White House by President Barack Obama. Rev Blackmon's mission is an expanded understanding of church as a sacred launching pad of community engagement and change. Recorded on 04/26/2018.

Eighteen years ago, Israeli author Ruby Namdar arrived in New York, not knowing that he had just taken the first step of an incredible literary, cultural and personal journey. He discusses the novel The Ruined House, winner of the 2014 Sapir Prize, Israel's most prestigious literary award, which was an artistic response to Namdar's wonderful experience of discovering America, American Jewry, and American Jewish literature. Recorded on 05/07/2018.

UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons welcome Tam O'Shaughnessy, Cofounder and Executive Director of Sally Ride Science@UC Diego, who then presents a United States Postal Service video honoring the late Sally Ride and the new Sally Ride Forever commemorative stamp. Journalist Lynn Sherr follows with introductions of panelists Billie Jean King, Condoleezza Rice and Ellen Ochoa, who discuss Women in Leadership here: (uctv.tv/shows/33160) Recorded on 05/23/2018.

UCSB Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan and crew meet Comic-Con 2018 participants in San Diego. Recorded on 07/19/2018.
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