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
I've interviewed so many renowned people over the years that I don't get very impressed any more. So naturally, it's the one man I can't interview who impresses me the most.
Nearly 4,000 people live on the streets in a 50-square-block area of downtown Los Angeles. Most are black, male, poor, troubled by drugs, drink, and a criminal past – sometimes all three. It has just about the most intractably persistent homeless population in any American city.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is down to his final days in office. Governor-elect Jerry Brown will be sworn in on Monday. The outgoing governor sat down with Los Angeles Times columnist and KPCC host Patt Morrison.
As we launch into the loving-your-public-radio-station-means-never-having-to-buy-a-tote-bag season, I thought a little reminder was in order. It’s a reminder of the kind of programs and the caliber of guests that my team and I put before you every weekday.
Calls for disclosure and transparency are being weighed and debated on the heels of a recent report that alleges the U.S. Chamber of Commerce funds its political campaign ads out of its general account, which solicits foreign funding.
After the authorities swooped in early one morning recently and arrested that bunch of Bell city officials, I had to wonder whether some of them might find jail a teeny bit less stressful than the prospect of showing their faces in public again.
Tonight is the last gubernatorial debate between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman. Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw is the moderator of tonight's debate and spoke with KPCC's Patt Morrison.
KCET, one of the largest public television stations in the nation, officially announced its decision to cease broadcasting PBS programming.
Love him or hate him -- and millions of people do just that -- Richard Dawkins is a brilliant evolutionary biologist and a compelling polemicist for atheism. In this very religious country, where atheist billboards generate protests, Americans tell pollsters that the last candidate they'd ever vote for is an atheist.
Next week's hour-long U.S. Senate debate between Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina promises to be a barn-burner -- right here at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.
Far and away the most calls today, and the most dispiriting calls, were about childhood vaccinations – how students entering public kindergarten are supposed to have them but how often, very often, parents exercise a ‘’personal belief exemption’’ and don’t vaccinate their kids.
Some pretty startling content to Thursday’s program – and I’m not talking about just the news that the military is refusing to award Purple Hearts to some veterans who have concussion trauma from explosives, a story investigated and reported by NPR and ProPublica.
For a moment there, I was really jealous of Glenn Beck.
What a difference seven and a half years make. In the spring of 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, nominally to suss out weapons of mass destruction being amassed by the killer-dictator Saddam Hussein.
Where were the voters and the press before the scandals broke out? Overflow crowds fill Bell's City Council chambers and the neighboring community room as revelations surface that the city manager was making $800,000 a year.