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 February 24, 2012

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Would you pay for access to the Los Angeles Times online?

Because of online-only readers, the L.A. Times will soon be charging for access to its digital news, joining a growing list of major newspapers attempting to turn the tide of declining revenues.

Bill Gates on teacher ratings made public: 'Shame is Not the Solution'

Last week, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that teachers’ individual performance assessments could legally be made public. In response to the ruling, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates contributed an op-ed article to the New York Times criticizing the practice of publicizing teacher ratings.
Seen any solo drivers back in the carpool lane lately? Did you think they were breaking the law that put the brakes on hybrids with those yellow Clean Air stickers from driving solo in the carpool lane? You may have heard word that California is “reopening” its carpool lanes to solo Chevy Volt drivers.
Double Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film and Best

"The Most Insane, Illogical Award Choices in Oscar History"

In many circles, Orson Welles’ masterpiece, “Citizen Kane,” is considered to be the greatest film ever made. But cinephiles who know their history will recall that “Kane” didn’t win the Best Picture Oscar in 1941 – that distinction went to John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley.

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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