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 23, 2012

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Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting
In 1999, Dave Cullen was part of the first wave of reporters to descend on Columbine High School after is was attacked by students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. By his own account, as a reporter at the time, Cullen, “ran with the pack that created the myths we are still living with.
Social Networking And Blogging Website Twitter

How social media is changing breaking news at the scene

The quickest reports from the scene of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado didn’t come from the police or traditional media; they instead came from social sites like Twitter and Reddit.
NCAA Announces Corrective and Punitive Measures for Penn State

What penalties are appropriate for Penn State?

The Penn State football program has been slammed with unprecedented sanctions in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The NCAA today announced a set of severe sanctions, which includes fines of $60 million, a four year postseason ban, four years’ worth of scholarship caps and five years of probation.
anaheim police patch

Were Anaheim police too quick to shoot suspects?

Two men were shot and killed in separate officer-involved shootings in Anaheim over this past weekend, and area residents are protesting a string of police-involved shootings dating back to 2009.

Ralph Lauren faces ire for China-made Olympics uniforms

Is the Chinese-made U.S. Olympic uniform a symbolic slap in the face with real consequences?
Winter Olympics - Opening Ceremony
At this Friday’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, thousands of athletes from 204 countries will parade before throngs of spectators in London’s Olympic Stadium.
The Little Blue Book by George Lakoff

Authors offer Democrats guidance in ‘The Little Blue Book’

George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics, and Elisabeth Wehling, a political strategist and author, offer guidance to Democrats in need of effective language to voice their ideas.

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61

The American physicist, first American woman, and youngest American to enter space died today after a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61 years old.

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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