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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
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.
Let other journos prepare for the Oscars by shopping for red-carpet gowns. We're coming to you as-is, with the real deal. Like, oh, the first CGI-animated film to be nominated for best picture, our subject for Tuesday.
Los Angeles is a magnet for big thinkers, and some of them showed up at the TED conference in Long Beach, where we heard from the likes of Sam Harris, a Los Angeles native and a writer who makes his case for how he thinks religion -- even ''social'' faith -- is damaging to society, and who challenges myths about atheists as people incapable of acting morally without some divine guidance.
While the nation grapples with how best to provide quality health care to uninsured and underserved Americans, a community clinic in South Los Angeles is offering a workable model.
As part of KPCC’s focus on health care reform, Patt Morrison visited St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in South Los Angeles. While at St. John’s, Patt spoke with Chief Dental Officer Dr. Mona Iskandar and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Linda Weekes. Here are their stories of health care realities and their hopes for health care reforms.
Boy, you burned up the phone lines about Anthem Blue Cross' notice of big premium hikes in California -- and we didn't keep you waiting on hold nearly as long as insurance company toll-free numbers!
As part of KPCC’s focus on health care reform, Patt Morrison visited St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in South Los Angeles. While at St. John’s, Patt spoke with Dr. Ellen Rothman, director of quality assurance for the center’s Women’s Health program. Dr. Rothman shared this story about a patient who, despite St. John’s comprehensive care model, did not receive the care she needed.
The mayor of the Antelope Valley city of Lancaster has been a guest here before, when the city was the first in these parts to adopt E-Verify, a program to screen who's legally eligible to work in this country.
I'm a sucker for history, and living history? I'm swooning! Curtis Roosevelt was three when his grandfather, FDR, was elected president, and so he virtually grew up in the White House with ''Papa,'' the president, and ''Grandmere,'' Eleanor Roosevelt -- herself the niece of one President Roosevelt [Teddy] and the wife of another.