Infant mortality and poverty
Hope Kelly reports on an increase in the infant mortality rate since last year. Kelly reviews statistics on the infant mortality rate in Massachusetts and in Boston. Kelly notes that there is a wide discrepancy between the infant mortality rates in the white and African American communities. Kelly reports that two out of three infant deaths in Boston are African American infants. Kelly interviews David Mulligan (Commissioner of Public Health) and Howard Spivak (Deputy Commissioner of Public Heal
Infant mortality increases in minority populations
Hope Kelly reports on an alarming increase in the infant mortality rate in Boston. Kelly reviews the statistics. She notes that the infant mortality rate among African Americans is 2.5 times the infant mortality rate among whites. Kelly adds that the increase in the infant mortality rate was most pronounced in the Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly interviews Dr. Bailus Walker (Commissioner of Public Health). Walker says that the increase in the infant mortality rate is the result of a cutback in socia
Judge Paul King
Hope Kelly reports on the removal of Judge Paul King (former Chief Justice, Dorchester District Court) from his position at Dorchester District Court. Kelly notes that the State Supreme Court demoted King for misconduct in and out of court, including sexist remarks, racist standards for setting bail and for public drunkenness. Kelly reviews the incidents leading to King's demotion. Kelly reports that King was transferred to Stoughton District Court, where he is only allowed to sit on civil cases
School desegregation in Lowell
Hope Kelly reports on school desegregation in Lowell. Kelly notes that the minority student population in the Lowell Public Schools has doubled over the past ten years. She adds that Lowell has become a magnet for immigrants from Southeast Asia. Kelly interviews students in the Lowell public schools about school desegregation. Kelly interviews Jane Mullen (guidance counselor) about the diversity of the school population. Kelly notes that students are currently bused in order to achieve racial ba
9th Annual International Health Conference: War, Poverty and Population
The Relationship between Population Growth and Poverty Robert Engelman, Vice President for Programs, Worldwatch Institute, Washington DC. Numbers: Mind the Gap Theogene Rudasingwa,, Former Rwandan Ambassador to the United States. The Return of the Population Factor Martha Campbell,, Co-founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD), UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Why Does Peace Break Out? Malcolm Potts, Bixby Professor of Population and Family
A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Focusing on the crisis in Darfur, the speakers will offer a comprehensive view of how and why a conflict evolves into a full-fledged genocide. The Darfur genocide has involved not just the outright immediate killing of people, but also the creation of conditions that have made life impossible by chasing people out into the desert and destroying their homes, villages, food supplies and livelihoods. Speakers will present eyewitness accounts of events on the ground in Darfur as well as academic res
Bear in Mind: Energy BioSciences Institute
What the Energy Biosciences Institute means for UC Berkeley On February 1, global energy firm BP announced that it had selected UC Berkeley, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to lead an unprecedented $500 million research effort to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment. In this edition of Bear in Mind, UC Berkeley's ongoing series of webcasts about campus is
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Burghardt Tenderich
Burghardt Tenderich is General Manager of Bite Communications North America, a leading technology public relations consultancy with US offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York. In this role, Burghardt helps guide strategic communications for technology leaders such as Sun Microsystems, Applied Materials, Dolby Laboratories, Infosys Technologies and Advanced Micro Devices, as well as for a wide portfolio of emerging brands. He is currently leading Bite clients into the realm of social med
Fernando Botero's "Abu Ghraib" - A Conversation with the Artist
Fernando Botero, Artist in conversation with Robert Hass, Professor of English, UC Berkeley Poet Laureate of the United States (1995-1997) Fernando Botero, the most famous living Latin American artist, will display his Abu Ghraib paintings at the University of California, Berkeley. These 47 paintings and drawings belong to a long tradition of artistic statements against war and violence that include Goya's Caprichos and Picasso's Guernica. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, th
Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
Institute of Industrial Relations 60th Anniversary Program
Globalization and Labor's Response Moderator: Katie Quan Speaker: Richard Walker Discussants: Clair Brown, James Lincoln The Immigration Debate: New Research and Policy Proposals Moderator: Steven Pitts Speaker: Steven Raphael Discussants: Irene Bloemraad, Maria Echaveste The Labor Movement: Organizing California's Future Moderator: Carol Vendrillo Speakers: Tom Rankin, Kim Voss Discussants: Veronica Carrizales, Carol Zabin Public Policies for a Better California Moderator: Michael Reich Pane
Lunch Poems: Dunya Mikhail
Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail immigrated to the United States in 1996 after increasing harassment over her poetry, which confronts war and exile with subversive depictions of suffering. In 2001 she was awarded the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. The War Works Hard, won PEN?s Award for Poetry in Translation and was selected as one of New York Public Library?s twenty five best books of 2005.
The 2006 Governor's Race: An Inside View
The Primary Election: November 2005 -- June 2006 Campaign managers, media experts and other top officials for all three major candidates discuss the campaign, from the underlying structure of the electorate to the day-to-day strategy to the outcome. Moderators: Scott Shafer, KQED Public Broadcasting; Randy Shandobil, KTVU News Schwarzenegger — Laying the Groundwork Opening Remarks: Bruce Cain, Director, Institute of Governmental Studies Panelists: Matthew Dowd; Susan Kennedy; Reed Galen; Adam
UC Yourself Living Well
This 30-minute video, UC Yourself Living Well, was delivered as a workshop in February of 2007 to support the UC Living Well pilot initiative with UC Office of the President, in collaboration with the health plans and campus wellness programs. The workshop, presented by John Swartzberg, MD, FACP, Chair of the Editorial Board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and faculty member in the UCB School of Public Health, is designed to provide information about today's health risks and the important rol
Circus in America: 1793-1940
This archive traces the history of the American circus since 1793, when British equestrian John Rickets presented the first circus in America. Learn about the acts, animals, people, music, and marketing of circuses -- and the impact of the circus on popular culture in America. Get an in depth look at six major circuses, including P.T. Barnum and the Ringling Brothers. A timeline and video clips are provided. The site contains artifacts from private collections, museums, archives, brought togethe
James K. Galbraith on our Economic Future
Bill Moyers sits down to talk about the economic future with with James K. Galbraith, lloyd Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the lBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Galbraith is the author of six books, the most recent, THE PREDATOR STATE: HOW CONSERVATIVES ABANDONED THE FREE MARKET AND WHY lIBERAlS SHOUlD TOO. And, Bill Moyers talks with Mark Johnson, the producer of a remarkable documentary about the simple but transformative power of music.
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