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 July 5, 2012

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Pennsylvania Voters Take Part In The State's GOP Primary
With 123 days until Election Day 2012, many voters are experiencing a level of apathy much higher than four years ago. The 2008 election had drama; a major party African American candidate, the national debut of firebrand conservative Sarah Palin, a resonating theme of change and a near economic collapse that took place mere weeks before Americans went to the polls.

Is America being torn apart by ‘hyper-individualism’?

Are Americans more frustrated with politics and with each other than we need to be? They are, according to Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. In his new book, “Our Divided Political Heart,” Dionne states that “Americans disagree about who we are because we can’t agree about who we’ve been.
2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 1
First it was CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who publicly revealed earlier this week that he is gay. Two days later, coincidentally, hip-hop artist Frank Ocean announced on his Tumblr that his first love was a man.
Cincinnati Reds v Los Angeles Dodgers

Yasiel Puig, Cuban defector, joins Dodgers

The Dodgers are making history again. The team has signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a 7 year, $42 million contract. The deal is the highest dollar amount ever given to a Cuban defector by a major league team.

Is the family dinner overrated?

For decades, studies showed that regular family dinners produced healthier, happier teenagers with higher SAT scores. That research arguably drove product lines of pre-prepared food and busy parents’ guilt and anxiety.

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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