Patt Morrison for December 8, 2011

California To Outlaw Texting While Driving In 2009

'OMG – ths guy ahead of me is drvng SO SLOWWW!'

Nearly anyone paying attention while driving around the southland has likely noticed an increase in the number of other drivers not paying attention to driving. How many times have you observed the driver in the car in front of you looking down while their car remained motionless for seconds after the stoplight turned green?
Los Angeles Police Move In To Evict Occupy LA Encampment
In response to the Los Angeles Police Department’s raid on OccupyLA, CabinCr3w, a group associated with Anonymous, posted the names, addresses, emails, and other personal information (including family members) of between 40 and 50 LAPD officers last night.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY "UN-climate-warming
Despite the mounting scientific evidence and warnings about the effects of climate change, an extra half –billion tons of carbon dioxide was released into the atmosphere last year.
Luxury Goods Market Booms In China
In the United States, cosmetic ingredients are not under the FDA’s jurisdiction.
In the media age, the life cycle of every new invention – from the telephone to radio to film – included a sort of Wild West phase of free range entrepreneurs and visionaries.
A mother pushes her daughter on a swing, reciting a line of Robert Louis Stevenson’s, “How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?” The daughter replies with the rest of the stanza, “Oh, I do think it’s the pleasantest thing ever a child can do!” This year a poet, Tomas Transtomer, won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and with the award ceremony taking place this weekend, California’s Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes joins Patt to talk about the importance of not just reading, but memorizing and reciting poetry in today’s digital-visual age. If we’re lucky, she’ll share more stories about her poetry-filled childhood, too.
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