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 January 17, 2012

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Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Runs Aground Off Giglio
When the Costa Concordia set off from Civitavecchia, Italy, what came next should have been a routine cruise around the Mediterranean. Instead, the ship’s captain, Francesco Shettino, took a detour towards the island of Giglio and hit a reef called Le Scole, tearing open a 160 foot gash in the hull, resulting in a power outage and the eventual listing and sinking of the Concordia.
General Election - Education

Do standardized tests undermine our education system?

How do you measure a teacher’s ability to teach?
Occupy Portland Holds Rally And March On 2-Month Anniversary Of Movement
The results are in: either we don’t do math, or numbers really don’t matter. Recent polls show that Americans overestimate federal spending on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by a factor of 100, the percentage of illegal U.S. residents by a factor of six or seven, and the number of residents receiving welfare by about two.
California Budget

Myths about budget misguide voters in California

When it comes to budgeting, numbers don’t lie and are undeniably more important than myths. In light of Governor Jerry Brown’s recent budget proposal, California voters will have to separate fact from fiction if they want to make an informed decision about whether to approve Brown’s November ballot initiative to temporarily raise taxes.
How do two buffoons from suburban New Jersey become legendary international criminals? Award-winning authors Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel join forces to answer this question with their new book “Lunatics.” Barry and Zweibel employ their fictionalized alter egos Jeffrey Peckerman and Philip Horkman as troublemakers who, through their own stupidity, turn a disputed call in a girls’ soccer game into global mayhem.

Recent Episodes from Patt Morrison

Patt Morrison for September 7, 2012

Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.

Patt Morrison for September 6, 2012

It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.

Patt Morrison for September 5, 2012

We’ll hear the First Lady’s speech but what does her body language say? We’ll be reading it. And, what party muckety mucks are keeping away from President Obama and staying home from the Democrats’ big dance? We’ll do the Charlotte two step.

Patt Morrison for September 4, 2012

How do the conventions look to the rest of the world? And how well do foreigners understand the electoral college? We’re polyglot with the foreign press in Charlotte. And, what did Nancy Pelosi tell Comedy Congress about Clint Eastwood and his chair?

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