Patt Morrison KPCC Contributor
In addition to the Times, Patt is read, heard, and seen in many other places. She is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and has published a bestselling book on the Los Angeles River.
Morrison is frequently interviewed about Southern California on the BBC and other television and radio programs, and was a founding host of "Life & Times" on KCET-TV, for which she won six Emmys and six Golden Mike awards.
A Senior Fellow in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, Morrison was featured on the cover of "TALKERS Magazine" as one of the ‘’heavy hundred’’ of the nation’s talk radio hosts – a first for a public radio host.
Among her other honors: Pink's, the famous Los Angeles hot dog stand, has a veggie dog named after her!
Stories by Patt Morrison
Why is everyone playing peek-a-boo with the public option for health care reform?
Congressman Henry Waxman believes there’s more than a fighting chance for a health care reform bill that includes a public option.
A congressional leader from the Southland is unhappy with the rhetoric that surrounds the health care reform debate.
Job creation is essential to economic recovery, says Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
During the congressional recess, some supporters of the Obama administration’s health care reform plan say they’re concerned that it may lose momentum.
The health of the U.S. economy depends on Congress' ability to pass a health care reform plan, federal Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told KPCC’s "Patt Morrison."
There are about 327,000 official state-of-California IOUs around out there, and on September 4 -- one month ahead of schedule -- you can go ahead and cash yours in for real money. State Controller John Chiang laid it all out on Friday.
Some drivers are paying attention to the year-old state law against driving while handling cell phones.
If the state of California has issued you an IOU in the last couple of months, you’ll be able to redeem it soon – for cash.
Thanks to David Lazarus and John Beaupre for putting their great grey matter in the headphones while I was out.
Rigid racial segregation is a way of life in correctional facilities like the California Institution for Men in Chino, where a riot injured more than 100 inmates during the weekend.
California prison officials blame crowding, but inmates blame racial animosity and gang violence for a riot at the Chino men’s prison during the weekend.
Pioneering guitarist, inventor, and music producer Les Paul died Thursday at age 94. The people who worked with him say it’s hard to imagine where the music industry would be without him. If you think that’s an exaggeration, keep in mind that Paul developed the solid-body electric guitar.
State corrections officials blame crowding and racial tension for a weekend riot at the California Institution for Men in Chino. The prison held almost 6,000 inmates, twice its intended capacity; 175 people sustained injuries during the melee.
If there’s a guitar "first," it’s likely that Les Paul had something to do with it: the first commercially viable solid-body electric guitar, the first chart-topping multi-track recordings, the first solo guitar performance on television.