A Conversation With Demian Willette

Demian Willette, a biology instructor in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, and his students study fish fraud — the mislabeling of fish species — as a way of improving the traceability of fish in the food supply chain.

Deluge and Drought

During the past several months, California’s skies have unexpectedly opened up and drenched the state with rainfall. Prof. Joseph Reichenberger discusses whether the state’s multi-year drought finally is over.

Sushi Scam

Fish fraud — species substitution — can occur anywhere in the fish supply chain: where they are hooked, processed, or even served at a restaurant in your neighborhood. Prof. Demian Willette documented mislabeling of fish in sushi in more than two dozen L.A. restaurants.

America’s Muslims

Anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice became a hallmark of the recent U.S. presidential election. Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies, counters myths, lies and stereotypes as he discusses the long history of Muslims in America.