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 March 14, 2012

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CA's Gov't Pension Fund To Report Loss Of One Quarter Of Its Holdings
In the midst of massive budget deficits and recent heat over pension reform, the Board of Directors of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, known as CalPERS, voted today to lower its assumed rate of return for the first time since the recession dragged down stock and real-estate prices.
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Are women in America being treated unfairly by lawmakers?

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” this week, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said one of the big problems with discourse in America is “the way women are being spoken of” in public regardless of political party lines.
Encyclopedic Extinction

Encyclopaedia Britannica stops the presses after 244 years

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the maker of the venerable paper-bound comprehensive reference volume has announced that they will no longer publish their print version.
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Ask the Chief: LAPD top cop Charlie Beck takes your questions

The last month has been a busy one for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Chief Charlie Beck, especially when it comes to issues of the four-wheeled sort.
When, at age sixteen, Jeanette Winterson left home because she was in love with a woman, her adoptive mother asked her, “Why be happy when you could be normal?”

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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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