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 22, 2012

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House Budget Committee Holds Hearing On The Congressional Budget Office's Outlook
The Congressional Budget Office’s latest analysis predicts “a significant recession” if planned January 1, 2013 tax hikes and spending cutbacks aren’t delayed. The CBO warned in January of this year that the planned belt-tightening in the federal budget — known as the Fiscal Cliff or Taxmageddon — would bring negative economic consequences.

The increasing complexities of pet custody and ownership

Many parties suffer in divorces, but the laws governing ownership of pets are not keeping pace with the rise of animal custody disputes. In California and elsewhere, pets are considered property and are subject to the same rules.
Google Debuts Its Nexus One Cell Phone

Cell phones know where you’re going before you do

Was your 3 p.m. appointment in downtown L.A. or near the beach? Maybe your phone can remind you. A group of computer scientists from the University of Birmingham in England have developed a formula that, through analyzing cell phone data of a person and their closest friends, could predict where a person would be at any given time within 60 feet.

In-N-Out Burger immediately gets out of slaughterhouse controversy

In-N-Out asserts that treating cattle unethically is not what their "hamburger is all about," and promptly breaks away from Central Valley Meat Co.
US President John F. Kennedy (C) wipes his forehea

American English shift: northern vowels on the move

Since the dawn of television, conventional wisdom has held that American regional accents and dialects are on the wane. The prevailing belief has been that mass media communication has homogenized the regionally-specific diversity of our American English.

The Chinatown war that shaped LA

Seeking prosperity and wealth, Chinese immigrants poured into California in the early part of the 19th century. Los Angeles’ Chinatown was one of the communities that grew from the influx of immigration, but racial tension soon erupted in the area.

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Patt Morrison for September 7, 2012

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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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