Monday, August 25, 2008

Patt Morrison Tues, 8/26


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

1-3 p.m.


11:00 – 11:40





11:40 – 12:00

Nation’s Highest Scientific Honor given to Internet Father

Today, we take the existence of a high functioning internet for granted. In 1969, the basic technologies and processes that allow information to travel were just coming into being. Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, has been selected to receive the National Medal of Science for his role in creating packet switching and the theory of data networks. His computer was one of the first nodes on the internet and he sent one of the very first emails. Love it or curse it, someone had to usher in the age of globalized communication. Leonard Klienrock is that man.



Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and recipient of the National Medal of Science

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1:00 – 1:40

The FBI Saw the Mortgage Crisis Coming….And Didn’t Do Anything

As early as 2004, a top FBI official made a dire prediction about a pending savings and loan mortgage crisis…a prediction which turned out to be true. At the time, the FBI said they were on the case, yet it would seem that FBI turned their attention elsewhere. The mortgage crisis has been blamed as a failure of regulation which begs the question, why was the FBI and its parent agency, the Justice department, paying so little attention to white collar crime and shady mortgage operators? The current crisis has not just been the failure of one system of checks but of many. How much blame can we lay at the feet of the FBI?



Richard B. Schmitt, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

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Anthony Adamski, FBI's former head of financial crime investigations (during this time).

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William K. Black, Former federal regulator during the S&L crisis. He now teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

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1:40 – 2:00


Hillary - What's Next?

On Monday at the DNC, Hillary Clinton was credited in the Democratic platform with putting "18 million cracks in the highest glass ceiling."  But that was then, and now is … well… now it's all party unity until November.  But what's next for the women who came a hairs breath away from the presidential nomination? 



Sally Bedell Smith, author of "For Love of Politics" in which she writes about the White House years of Bill and Hillary Clinton.




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