Patt Morrison

<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California. Hosted by

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Patt Morrison for October 26: Live from The 2010 Women's Conference

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Love all: Patt welcomes Billie Jean King to the court

Sure, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—and she founded the Women’s Tennis Association, the Women’s Sports Foundation, Women’s Sports Magazine and co-founded GreenSlam, an environmental initiative for the sports industry and yes, it’s true that she serves on the boards of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and we can’t forget that she won 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon. But you have to admit, that isn’t what you remember her for, is it? In 1973, Billie Jean King played in and won what many consider the most famous tennis match of all time. Before Isner vs. Mahut came the infamous game dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes” and somehow, her defeat of tennis legend Bobby Riggs brought attention and legitimacy to women’s tennis and to female athletes in a way that nothing before had managed to do. From struggling to get by on $100 a week as a playground instructor to a globally recognized role model for Gender Equality, Patt welcomes Billie Jean King to the court to talk about Title IX, cheerleading as a sport and the wake of her legacy.
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Working in a man's world (well, what used to be a man's world)

It's 1950 and you're a woman. What do you do all day? Without generalizing too much into Mad Men archetypes, if you’re the average woman, your daily activities most likely revolve around homemaking and child care. Flash forward to 2010—there are still many homemakers, but women are much more a part of the working world, with jobs ranging from receptionists to CEO's and news anchors. The earnings gap between men and women has shrunk to an all-time low, and 15 Fortune 500 companies are run by women. So what's changed over the last few decades, and is there a big difference between the working man and the working woman? What’s happened to the glass ceiling and what stands in the way of closing that wage gap?
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Dr. Susan Love – fighting breast cancer

Often referred to as one of the “founding mothers” of the movement to eradicate breast cancer, Dr. Susan Love has promoted one goal above all else: stop the disease once and for all. And she believes with public awareness, education campaigns and revolutionary vaccines, this generation could be the one to do it. President Bill Clinton appointed Dr. Love to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board; she also oversees an active research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention, is a clinical professor of surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and is the author of the book the New York Times called “the bible for women with breast cancer,” Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book. Now in its fifth edition, the book serves as a guide for women facing a diagnosis of cancer. It seems that if Dr. Love gets her way we won’t need her book anymore – bet she would be just fine with that.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rancor over “activist judges,” conflict over the balance of power between the judicial and executive branches, serious vacancies in the Federal courts’ system—some major themes have emerged surrounding the status of the United States Supreme Court over the last decade. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, has seen key parts of those judicial themes evolve. She talks with Patt about the current climate on the court and her legacy as the second female justice and first Jewish female justice to be appointed to the highest court in the land and as an advocate for equality as a constitutional principle.
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Coping with Alzheimer's

Barry Petersen has seen a lot during his more than three-decade career as a CBS news correspondent—the aftermath of a Thai tsunami, the devastation from a cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the genocide in Rwanda. But none of it prepared him for the anguish he’d feel when he moved his wife Jan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 55, into an assisted living facility, a place he knew she would probably never leave. The disease affects some five million Americans, but beyond that, their loved ones and caregivers must find a way to live with its ravages and support its victims. Petersen tells his story of love, loss, and coping with a disease that forced him to face his own fears and guilt to choose life over grief.

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Patt Morrison for September 5, 2012

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Patt Morrison for September 4, 2012

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