<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.
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Patt Morrison for September 6, 2010

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Los Angeles' markets have a cornucopia of fabulous food – but not in certain ZIP codes. In a city with some great food, poor neighborhoods have some very limited food choices, ones that affect not only their diets, but their health. Patt surveys L.A.'s food deserts -where are they, what causes them and what can be done to stop them? And how can two schools in the same district produce such wildly different results? This is the tale of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which, comprised of 617,000 students, is one of the nation’s largest and most unwieldy, with huge disparities in access to good classrooms, teachers, and coursework. Hear stories from the students themselves about the differing experiences of going to school in the LAUSD and what can be done to bridge the educational gap.