March 27, 2006
UNIVISION, a leading Spanish television network in the United States and Mexico contacted PBO to conduct interviews and gather footage for segments of a television show called Aquí y Ahora. Part of the segments covers what the scientific community is doing to better understand geodetic hazards (such as earthquakes) on the west coast and what is being done to better prepare for such emergencies.
UNIVISION sent lead Aquí y Ahora correspondent Victor Hugo Saavedra and cameraman Javier Rubiano to meet UNAVCO Spanish-speakers Karl Feaux (PBO Operations Manager), Freddy Blume (PBO Nucleus & Campaign Manager), and Kyle Bohnenstiehl (Site Permit Coordinator) in Parkfield, California. Hosted by Andy Snyder, USGS Parkfield Operations Manager, the group spent the day on Carr Hill - a common research location in Parkfield for many geology-related experiments and equipment due to its location on the San Andreas Fault. Victor Hugo interviewed UNAVCO personnel at an NSF supported EarthScope network GPS station located at the peak of Carr Hill. Most of the questions asked in the interviews were directed at helping the non-scientist audiences of UNIVISION have a better understanding of fundamental earth science and the potential hazards that projects such as EarthScope is working to help mitigate. Although the crew filmed and interviewed for several hours, the 10-minute-long segment will only include 2-3 minutes of footage taken about the EarthScope project.
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