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 August 16, 2012

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Seeks Asylum In The Embassy Of Ecuador

Julian Assange granted asylum by… Ecuador?

In an interesting turn of events, Ecuador has granted asylum to Australian media bad boy, Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has more or less been on the run since late 2010 when a European Arrest Warrant was issued by Swedish police and Swedish law enforcement called Assange in for questioning regarding a sexual assault investigation involving two different women.
Gotta Have Rock And Roll's The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction

Elvis still resonates 35 years after his death

Thirty five years ago today, the King left the building one last time. But Elvis Presley lives on. Not only are his music and movies still popular, the influence of Elvis is felt right here in Southern California in places as diverse as Palm Springs and Bel Air.

Orange County mosque spying case raises privacy concerns

Privacy takes a back seat to national security – that was the ruling of a U.S. district court judge who threw out a lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Government. The suit was filed on behalf of Muslim Orange County residents by the ACLU and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and they are planning to appeal the ruling.
President Barack Obama and GOP hopeful Mitt Romney

Do traditional election prediction techniques hold water in 2012?

Political strategists have gazed into their crystal balls for decades trying to divine who will win a given election. But the reality of the metrics they use is more math than voodoo.
Supporters stand near the street holding
The Russian punk band Pussy Riot is on trial for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." What are the implications of a guilty or not guilty verdict?
Beijing Welcomes You by Tom Socca
China is the future. And it knows it. The once-closed off, forbidden Chinese capital city of Beijing is now the urban epicenter of the world’s fastest growing economy and a cornerstone in the world’s cultural and economic future.

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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