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

Patt Morrison for

Patt Morrison for February 14, 2012

Segments From This Episode

Teachers Rally To Highlight Proposed Budget Cuts
With $450 million in cuts to make and everyone unhappy about what’s being trimmed, today’s Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education meeting is bound to be packed. The Los Angeles Times reports that targets for cuts so far include the adult education program, preschool programs, elementary art, summer school, and thousands of staff.
Back when Governor Jerry Brown was Secretary of State, he helped create California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, which has strived to ensure politicians behave ethically; but now, three decades later, that safeguard may have lost its edge.
Biotechnology and agricultural giant Monsanto sells most of the seeds on the U.S. market, and organic farms have long complained about the agri-giant’s monopolistic approach to farming.
Huntsman Campaigns Furiously In NH One Day Before Primary

Does reporting about candidates make them more viable candidates?

How’s this for a love letter? “Dear Newt,” wrote Washington Post political columnist Dana Milbank in his column a few weeks ago. “You’re the only thing saving us [journalists, that is] from a long spring of despair, the only person who can, by extending the presidential race, drive up our audience and bring us the revenues we so desperately need.

The science of a broken heart

As painful as it is to have a broken heart, there has always been some small comfort in knowing that it is only a feeling, and thus would pass. However, according to a new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and published January 9th online in the journal Circulation, an unlucky few are prone to a higher risk of heart attack in the weeks after a loved one passes, 21 times greater on the day of a loved one’s death.

Love stories from StoryCorps

Love – they say you can’t buy it, or, for that matter, control its timing. Love might appear in your life out of the blue, like it did for Ruben P. and Rachel P. Salazar in 2007, when an email that was supposed to go to R.

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?

Browse the Patt Morrison Archives

    Enjoy Patt Morrison? Try KPCC’s other programs.