Friday, August 15, 2008

Patt Morrison Mon, 8/18


Monday, August 18, 2008

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30





1:30 – 2:00

Ocean Dead Zones Double Every Ten Years

“Ocean dead zones are popping up all over,” says Robert Diaz, a scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, who led a study of oxygen-starved areas in our coastal waters around the world.  They range from massive zones, like those in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, to small lifeless areas in river estuaries.  With better management of pollutants and fertilizers, which upset the water’s nitrogen cycle and cause the lack of oxygen, can the dead zones come alive again?  



Robert Diaz, professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.  He led the study published online by the journal Science


Other guests TBD






2:00 – 2:20

Veepstakes ’08: The Case for Sen. Lieberman

A Christian conservative?  Someone with experience in U.S. foreign policy?  A woman?  Even with the contenders for the top spot in the White House already set, the guessing game and fuss over the potential vice presidential candidates seem just as intense.  After all, the stakes are high for the VP pick for both Senators McCain and Obama.  The selection could help a candidate win over a swing state or even attract a whole subset of voters.  We continue an on-going series taking a look at each of the potential VP picks for both candidates – and handicap how they could help (or hurt) their party’s ticket. Next, Independent Senator Joe Lieberman whose name often pops up on the list of vice presidential candidates – this time on the Republican side.







2:20 – 2:30





2:30 – 3:00

The Cult of the Presidency: Executive Power Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

With a billing as “the most powerful man in the world,” the American president certainly has a reputation as an enormously influential figure, capable of moving political and social mountains both within the U.S. and across the international stage.  Perhaps that reputation is not all it’s cracked up to be:  In his new book “The Cult of the Presidency” CATO Institute scholar Gene Healy argues that lionization of the president is wrong, both in terms of history and expectations for our future leaders.  Healy insists that presidential responsibility and impact is not as great as we think.



Gene Healy, author of “The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power”; vice president of the CATO Institute

VIA ISDN from NPR in D.C.




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