UCTV hosts next State of Minds from UC Santa Cruz

Anthropology professor Olga Nájera-Ramírez is interviewed for a segment on Folklórico dance.
State of Minds executive producer and host Shannon Bradley narrates an introduction to a segment on food and wine from the Terra Fresca restaurant at University Center.
Bradley opens the spring edition of State of Minds framed by blooming wisteria above the Cowell College courtyard. (Photographs by Guy Lasnier)

Cowell College courtyard, Terra Fresca restaurant, Earth and Marine Sciences building, the Great meadow, Digital Arts Research Center.

These familiar UC Santa Cruz locations serve as backdrops for the next edition of State of Minds, a 30-minute video magazine produced by UCTV.

A UCTV film crew was on campus Tuesday through Thursday filming the opening and lead-ins for the next show along with a feature on anthropology professor Olga Nájera-Ramírez and her work with Mexican Folklórico dance.

UCSC is the host campus for the show that will debut May 17. Three other segments will feature stories from UC Diego, UC Riverside, and UC Davis. The lead-ins, where the host introduces the segments, were taped here.

The video crew also attended the opening of the Digital Arts Research Center on Thursday, filming student exhibits and demonstrations, and plans to close the show from there.

Though rain and blustery wind proved challenging for outdoor shots on Wednesday, executive producer Shannon Bradley said she was very happy with the results of her team's visit. Bradley serves as the host of State of Minds.

State of Minds is produced quarterly and features stories from each of the 10 University of California campuses. It is one of dozens of programs and video streaming services produced by UCTV.