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 April 19, 2012

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car impound boot
Police union sues LAPD over Chief Beck’s new one-day impound policy
President Obama Speaks At The Port Of Tampa
Sex, escorts, an exotic locale, a squabble over money. As the investigation broadens into allegations that 11 Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia brought back prostitutes to their hotel ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, questions swirl around the inclusive, potentially macho culture of agents.
New Safeway Opens With Focus On Organic Goods
There’s been ample coverage of reports on food deserts, those swaths of lower income, urban neighborhoods said to be barren of fresh fruits and vegetables, with Michelle Obama and others promoting grocery store access.
Blair Hall at Princeton University

Elite colleges move online, give the goods away for free

Princeton, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Michigan, and Stanford are now offering online courses…for free. The classes will open doors to people who wouldn’t have had them opened otherwise.
Blood Test

A new blood test may help the diagnosis of depression

The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that perhaps one in ten American adults suffers from some kind of depression. Causality for depression is murky and ranges from environmental factors to heredity, and doctors say that it is a debilitating, difficult to treat and costly mental illness.
Rachel Dratch Signs Copies Of "Girl Walks Into A Bar . . . Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, And A Midlife Miracle"

Rachel Dratch’s 'midlife miracle'

Many cast members of the sketch comedy television show “Saturday Night Live” go on to headline prominent movies and series, but comedian Rachel Dratch, best known for her SNL character Debbie Downer, didn’t exactly follow in the footsteps of some of her predecessors after her seven-year run on the late night comedy show.

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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