Patt Morrison for September 14, 2009

Sacramento Aftermath

California legislators wanted to say "See 'ya in January!" as they closed down the current term in the wee hours Saturday morning, but they are not likely to have that much time away from Sacramento. The Governor may call special sessions on water, energy and more.

Ugly Accusations in Eden

One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the U.S., Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, is being sued for allegedly digging up human remains in order to make space for new graves. We hear from one of the lawyers who filed the lawsuit last.
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Happy, er, Near-Financial-Collapse-Anniversary

The powers at be have proclaimed today, the day before the financial-services firm Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy a year ago, the unhappy anniversary of our country’s near-financial demise. President Obama marked the occasional with a speech this morning, assessing the past year and looking forward to regulation that should prevent history from repeating.
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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn: The Women's Crusade

It's believed that more women are missing from the planet, because they are female, than all the men killed on battlefields in wars of the 20th century. In their new book, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," husband and wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn chronicle the global oppression of women. They join Patt for a discussion of these numbing statistics and a challenge to change them.
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