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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
Having Jules Feiffer on the air today reminded me of how cool I felt when I was a kid and ran across his sardonic cartoons, with titles like ''Ode to Spring.'' Once I'd deciphered his deceptively simple cartooning, a la Rosetta Stone, I felt as if I'd tapped into some underground of hip urban insights.
Can anyone with a passport and a pulse in this day and age really not know a couple of real-world basics?
First, I want to cool down some of the Scrabble hysteria. Not all of it, just some of it.
Honestly, how can we live with ourselves?
Now, don't go getting excited -- for one thing, this is radio, and ''naked'' is entirely in your ears, and your imagination.
Kenneth Feinberg teaches law -- or at least he did, until he was made the White House pay czar.
AIG, GMAC and Chrysler executives see restrictions on their cash compensation.
I just love it when we can cut out the middleman, and the middlewoman, and get right to it: no spokesmen, no assistants, but the head honcho himself/head honcha herself.
Less from 72 hours from the moment I write these words, Congress may have voted -- always use the conditional when it comes to Congress -- on the big health care reform bill.
''Former governor of Minnesota'' is only one of his many chameleon careers. Jesse Ventura has been a pro wrestler, a Mongol biker, a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones, a Navy veteran, a provocative talker on American politics, and author of a new book and host of a TV show about conspiracies.
James Cromwell as a character who's channeling Einstein's ideas!
The knots in my belly were fighting with the butterflies as CHP officer Todd Niebert gave me a blow-by-blow account of the harrowing, out-of-control Prius ride on a San Diego County freeway the day before.
Can we pick 'em, or can we pick 'em? Out of the ten Oscar-nominated screenwriters, for best original and best adapted screenplay, I interviewed two. Both of them won. Is that good mojo, or what? Mark Boal wrote ''The Hurt Locker,'' the best original screenplay winner, from reporting he did as a journalist in Iraq, and Geoffrey Fletcher was the surprise winner for best adapted screenplay for ''Precious,'' from the novel ''Push'' by Sapphire, a book that he didn't know was regarded as unadaptable for the screen.
We're giving the Oscars a run for their money this week -- at least in terms of star power beyond the mere confines of movie-dom.
The violence in Afghanistan continues today. NATO officials say four coalition service members have been killed in one day in separate attacks around Afghanistan. Two of those killed were in the Taliban-dominated south. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in the Southland this week. He told KPCC’s Patt Morrison that it will take a worldwide effort to end extremism and terrorism in Afghanistan.