Patt Morrison for July 12, 2012

Berdoo Bankrupt

San Bernardino bankruptcy looking much worse than Stockton

Yesterday San Bernardino became the third city in California to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy in three weeks. New California law requires cities considering bankruptcy to first submit to a "neutral evaluation" process, and several economists are hinting that San Bernardino could look a lot worse than either Stockton or Mammoth Lakes, the other two cities that have already filed for Chapter 9.
Mars rover Curiosity

NASA’s Curiosity rover stars in its own movie trailer

KPCC reporters have been talking to Southland scientists and engineers and counting down the days until NASA's most ambitious rover yet — Curiosity — prepares to land on the Martian surface.
Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal will appear first on the ballot in November. How can the order of choices on a ballot influence the possibility of success? What is the fairest way to determine what appears where on a ballot?
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Digging into Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts

Journalist Nicholas Shaxson, author of “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,” joins Patt to talk about his Vanity Fair article looking into Mitt Romney's offshore financial dealings.
Fifty years ago today, a nascent version of rock legends The Rolling Stones played their first live performance ever – at the Marquee Jazz Club in London, England. On that summer night in 1962, the band had to borrow money from singer Mick Jagger’s father for equipment and played a set of 18 blues standards as a fill in band for the regular Thursday night act at the club.
In his new book, author and practicing physician Dr. Dan Morhaim explores end-of-life care and the tough decisions that we must make as we prepare to depart our existence. Morhaim informs readers about considerations such as where to find readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is important to use them.
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