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

Patt Morrison for

Patt Morrison for August 1, 2012

Segments From This Episode

A Patt Morrison producer displays Mitt Romney's and Barack Obama's apps on iPhones

New campaign apps put politics in your pocket

For all the ageless jokes about big business having politicians in their pockets, a new pair of smart phone apps by the Romney and Obama campaigns are giving voters the opportunity to do just that.
Texas Senate Race

Meet Ted Cruz, the newest GOP star

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz has won the Texas Republican primary for Senate, and will face off against Democratic nominee Paul Sadler in the November general election. Cruz is widely expected to defeat Sadler in typically conservative Texas.
For many Americans, November’s presidential election will come down to one thing: the economy. That means jobs, and the numbers have been less than sunny. While earlier in the year some analysts predicted an unemployment rate of less than 8% by November, last month’s number was 8.

Does chivalry still exist, and did it ever?

Chivalry. Gallantry. Heroism. Words that evoke selflessness and a certain type of moral code, such as “women and children first” or “the captain must go down with the ship.” According to a study performed by two Swedish economists using the records of eighteen different shipping disasters, however, more often than not the slogan in the midst of crisis amounts to “every man for himself.
An Evening With Gore Vidal

Remembering Gore Vidal

The American author, playwright, essayist, and provocateur, who’s been cited as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, died at his home in the Hollywood Hills yesterday due to pneumonia.

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?

Browse the Patt Morrison Archives

    Enjoy Patt Morrison? Try KPCC’s other programs.