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ASUtv features Zócalo events

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April 01, 2013

ASUtv has launched a new series from Zócalo Public Square, a project of the ASU Center for Social Cohesion and the New America Foundation. 

The first program, "Can We Close the Mortality Gap?" features scholars and doctors asking why African-Americans are dying from cancer more often than any other group, and what communities can do to prevent and treat the disease. The panel includes Mignonne Guy, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic Arizona.  

ASUtv will air Zócalo programs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Review the ASUtv Schedule to find a convenient viewing time.

Other programs include "Bow to the Awesomeness of 'Minecraft,'" a panel on the role of video games in the classroom, featuring ASU Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies James Gee; a discussion on the future of nanotechnology – "What Comes After the Computer Chip?" – with former Intel president and CEO Craig R. Barrett and ASU President Michael M. Crow; and "Is Infotainment Good for Political Journalism?" featuring journalism professor Aaron Brown; and former Sun Devil and TMZ co-executive producer Charles Latibeaudiere, discussing whether serious journalists should embrace entertainment culture.

Zócalo Public Square blends live events and humanities journalism. Its mission is to foster healthier, more cohesive communities by tackling important contemporary questions in an accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit.