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 21, 2012

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Missouri Senate-Rape Comments

GOP urges Rep. Akin to shut the whole thing down

After his incendiary remarks on “legitimate rape,” Republicans want Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the race for the Missouri Senate. By law, he has until 5 pm Central Time today to do so, but he’s already told radio show host Mike Huckabee that he won’t do that.
San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers
When it comes to the effects of athletics on lifespans, most would expect physical sports like football or mixed martial arts could lead to shorter lives. Despite the rigorous athletic training and proper nutrition these sports require, the substantial hits athletes take in these sports could theoretically mean a shorter life after retirement compared to less physical sports.

Diana Nyad abandons attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

After 41 hours, 45 minutes, and multiple jellyfish stings, 62-year-old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida has come to an end. Nyad faced lightning, wind, hypothermia and other challenges on her fourth attempt to complete the swim in nearly 35 years.

Trying to understand the mindset of the Class of 2016

Every year since 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin has published a ‘Mindset List’ for the incoming class of freshman who aim to graduate four years later. The list compiles a set of cultural touchstones that set the new generation apart and also serves as a sort of reality check for older generations who view the youth of the day with the same questioning eye that was once cast their way.
Humphrey Bogart
In the classic movie Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s character never says “Play it again, Sam.” Really. Look it up. What Bogey’s American expatriate, Rick Blaine, really said is "If she can stand it, I can.

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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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