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 May 2, 2012

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Should teachers be allowed to befriend students on Facebook?

In less than two months, two different substitute teachers working in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District have been arrested for committing lewd acts with students.
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Without Osama bin Laden, how big of a threat is al-Qaida?

When U.S. seals killed Osama bin Laden, did they also destroy al-Qaida? Patt checks up on al-Qaida’s activity one year after bin Laden’s death—including how it has shifted tactics in his absence.
Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

Is today the start of a triumphant new Dodgers era?

Frank McCourt officially handed over ownership of the Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous period for the Los Angeles baseball franchise.
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Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman resigned yesterday after some social conservatives criticized the campaign's appointment of the openly gay Republican.
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DNA USA: Mapping the melting pot, genetically speaking

Did you know that racial intermixing is least common in the genes of the descendants of New England colonists? Or that many Southwestern Catholics have Jewish genes?
Tennessee Titans v New England Patriots

NFL player Junior Seau takes his own life

Former National Football League player Junior Seau has died in a shooting at his home in Oceanside, California. Authorities have stated that his death is likely the result of suicide.

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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