PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
1:00 – 1:30
How Would You Spend $4 Billion to Curtail Foreclosures?
This is the question that goes before housing authority personnel from the across the country as the Department of Housing & Urban Development convenes a “housing summit” to clarify the landmark Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The basic concept is this: counties and cities are receiving a total of $4 billion, divided up according to the hardest hit areas, to rehabilitate neighborhoods wracked by foreclosures and hopefully shore up property values in the process. Almost everything is on the table, from investing in foreclosed homes to direct assistance for struggling homeowners. Will some creative thinking make a dent in the foreclosure rate?
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Thomas Davidoff, professor of economics at the U.C. Berkeley Haas Real Estate Group
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1:30 – 1:40
1:40 – 2:00
Oliver Stone and "W."
Academy Award winner Oliver Stone is not one to shy away from controversy. His filmography may even suggest that he relishes it. Films like "Nixon" and "Natural Born Killers" have established Stone as a movie man who is willing to confront history and societal issues head on. His latest project is "W."as in George W. Bush. And from the moment it was leaked to the press, back in April, there's been no shortage of buzz and controversy. Stone talks with Patt about his career and "W.", his biopic of the soon-to-be-former President.
"W." opens in limited release in the
Oliver Stone, film director, producer and screenwriter. His newest work is "W", which is based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.
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He has written, directed, and produced such popular and sometimes controversial films as Any Given Sunday, Nixon, Heaven & Earth, and Born on the Fourth of July. He has also written and directed Platoon, JFK,
2:00 – 2:40
The Quickly-Changing Electoral Map
The deteriorating American (and world) economy may be helping to drive a clear trend in Presidential election polling over the last two weeks. Barack Obama has moved into what
Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, a website that collects and analyzes trends in political polling.
Nate Silver’s primary career has been in doing statistical analysis of Major League Baseball players and games; he comes to political blogging relatively recently (FiveThirtyEight.com was launched in March), but his site has made a big splash. He’s appearing on The Colbert Report tonight.
John Feehery (pronounced like “theory”), former communications director for House Speaker Dennis Hasbert and Majority Whip Tom DeLay; founder of advocacy firm the Feehery Group.
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Bill Carrick, Democratic consultant and media strategist, partner at media consulting firm Morris & Carrick.
2:40 – 3:00