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Podcast – “Soul of California”

CSA colleague emeritus Richard Walker passes along this recommendation:SoulOfC.jpeg

The Soul of California podcast, launched over the 2015 summer, has included a number of California’s leading musicians, artists, architects, academics and advocates on a range of topics.

To close up 2015, podcaster Richard Dion put together a summary of some of the best stories and reflections thus far. This episode and previous episodes are available as a free download on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/the-soul-of-california/id1012858394?l=en
or here:
http://thesoulofcalifornia.libsyn.com/

Upcoming podcasts will include photographer Kevin Break on LA’s 6th street bridge and Tom Williams on writer Raymond Chandler, amongst others.

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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, February 23, 2016: Natalie Mendoza, “Bringing the Good Neighbor Policy Home: Office of Coordinator of Inter American Affairs and Mexican Americans in Wartime Los Angeles”

Natalie Mendoza, doctoral candidate in History at UCB, will discuss a portion of her dissertation on FDR’s Good Neighbor Policy and its impact on Chicanos in the US on Tuesday, February 23rd from 7-9:15 p.m.  Ms Mendoza taught high school before returning to graduate study and has been active in projects linking the university with public schools.  The seminar session is at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.).

Free admission and dinner. RSVP: Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu


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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner: January 21, 2016, Ildi Carlisle Cummins “Unearthing Stories About California’s Agricultural Development”

Ildi Carlisle Cummins, director of the Cal Ag Roots Project at the California Institute of Rural Studies at Davis, will discuss the project’s work and perspective on Thursday, January 21 from 7-9:15 p.m.  Cal Ag Roots promotes an understanding of the state’s past agricultural development to encourage the building of a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible future.

 

The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.).  Free admission and dinner.

 

Contact Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu, 510-643-8140.