'SoCal Connected' Looks at Rampant Mislabeling of Fish and What Consumers Can Do To Choose Seafood Wisely

BURBANK, CA - May 16, 2014 - SOCALCONNECTED, KCET's Emmy and Peabody Award winning series, examines the problem of mislabeled seafood in the segment "Fishing for the Truth." When is tuna fish not really tuna fish? One conservation group found more than half of the fish sold in Southern California is incorrectly labeled. SOCAL CONNECTED's science journalist Cara Santa Maria visited the historic Dory Fleet Fish Market to find out how to determine what you're getting when you buy fish. The story airs on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.


This week's SOCAL CONNECTED also features:

·         "Bottle to Bottle" - Derrick Shore heads to Riverside County, home of the largest plastic bottle recycling plant in the country. See how this massive, cutting-edge plant adds that bottle you tossed away to a river of plastic -- to be washed, chopped, dried, melted and sterilized in a cutting-edge process that keeps California at the top of the recycling chain.

·         "Massaging the Law" - Val Zavala updates our story on the proliferation of illegal massage parlors, and looks at recent efforts that give communities more power in keeping prostitutes from masquerading as masseuses.

·         "Chandelier Tree" - We share just one more of a million reasons to love Southern California: a corner of Los Angeles where one resident has turned his front yard tree into a mesmerizing outdoor light installation.


SOCAL CONNECTED is anchored by 15-time Emmy-Award winner, Val Zavala. Contributors to SOCAL CONNECTED include science journalist Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick Shore and Jennifer Sabih, documentary filmmaker Nic Cha Kim and writer Nick Hardcastle.


SOCAL CONNECTED airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Weekly segments are also available online at socalconnected.org.


The television broadcast executive producer for SOCAL CONNECTED is Val Zavala; digital executive producer, Zach Behrens; and Linda Burns, senior producer.



SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 20 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 47 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconHYPERLINK "http://www.kcet.org/socalconnected"nHYPERLINK "http://www.kcet.org/socalconnected"ected.orgSoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, Chapman University and the Maddocks-Brown Foundation. 



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