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 29, 2012

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Half of all counties in California do not have a physician routinely available to administer abortions. In order to increase women’s access to the procedure statewide, Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) has authored a bill, SB 1501, to also allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives to perform abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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Swipe your card for your tax refund

South Carolina will be sending residents their state income tax refunds on a prepaid debit card this year, unless they specifically request direct deposit or a paper check. The change is expected to save the state up to $1 million in printing, mailing and administrative costs, but Bank of America, which issues the cards, looks to be the biggest winner of all.

Dining out with dogs: A good thing for restaurants and patrons?

A new rule change will now legally allow dogs on restaurant patios in L.A. County. Why has Fido been traditionally prohibited? Would you be more or less likely to patronize a restaurant that allowed dogs?

Medical tourism: need a root canal? Head to Mexico

Some Americans are turning to “medical tourism” companies to help them find less expensive ways of getting their health needs met. Need hip surgery? Head to India, which is exactly where guest Phyllis Katz found herself towards the end of 2009.

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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