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PBS SoCal, April 10, 2019, 10:00 PM
Watch – Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet
The forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer – and how the world came together to fix it. The scientists and politicians who persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to take action reveal how the planetary problem was solved. … Interviewees include Secretary George Shultz, who persuaded President Reagan to phase out CFC chemical production; Professor Mario Molina, who won the Nobel Prize for identifying the CFC problem …. Streaming on PBSSoCal.org and on the free PBS App.

Orange County Business Journal, April 8, 2019
Healthcare Roundtable – An informative Q&A with OC’s Top Healthcare Professionals
What have you done to improve care for seniors? Richard Gannotta, UCI Health: UCI Health is a leader in improving care for Orange County’s seniors. Our recently launched clinical trial into the use of stem cells … and ongoing 90+Study into superagers reflect UCI’s unique role in advancing knowledge that improves care …. We provide comprehensive clinical care in a way not often seen in this population through the UCI Health Senior Health Center, one of the country’s first certified Patient Centered Medical Homes for coordinated geriatric wellness. [This excerpt is part of an extended interview.] [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Variety, April 10, 2019
How Lawyers Enabled the College Admissions Scandal
My young assistant Sarah just completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine. … When she graduated from high school, she alone determined that she wanted to pursue higher education and her parents were proud of this decision. Once Sarah received her acceptances and rejections, she selected UC Irvine. Four years later, after a rewarding academic journey, she graduated. She is confident and secure, with a good self-image, and an awareness of what she wants. This is all the result of her parents trusting their daughter to make her own choices, encounter difficult struggles, fail if necessary and most important, pick herself up and begin to climb again.

Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2019
How flying cars could help in the fight against climate change
Steven Davis, an Earth system scientist at UC Irvine who was not involved in the study, agreed that flying cars could become more appealing from an environmental perspective as electricity generation gets greener. In fact, he said, it “might make VTOLs look even better in comparison to ground transport.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

Vox, April 10, 2019
Senate Democrats have coalesced around a big plan to expand tax credits
Programs that give families cash, according to UC Irvine economist Greg Duncan, result in better learning outcomes and higher earnings for their kids. One study found a $3,000 annual income increase for poor parents is associated with 19 percent higher earnings for their child once he or she grows up. That implies that a child allowance of that size could dramatically improve the lives of children decades later.

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