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