Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Patt Morrison Thurs, 10/2


Thursday, October 2, 2008

1-3 p.m.



1:00 – 1:40

Prospects for Passage of a Bailout Bill

After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life yesterday [WEDS], speeding toward passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House where conservative opposition seemed to soften. Patt delves into the details of the latest version and talks with members of Congress about their vote.




US Senator Dianne Feinstein


Other guests TBD




1:40 – 2:20

He Says - She Says: The VEEP Candidates Go At It

The big event between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden is the second time male and female vice presidential candidates have debated. Geraldine Ferraro and George H.W. Bush tangled in 1984. How do men and women speak differently, and how do their words get heard in a situation where the stakes are high and each wants to come out a winner?



Deborah Tannen, Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University.  Her books include "You're Wearing THAT? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation" and "You Just Don't Understand." 



Chris Cillizza: Washington Post political reporter and author of “the fix” political blog on washingtonpost-dot-com

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2:20 -  2:30





2:30 – 3:00

In the Family: Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene

Tests for cancer are intimidating enough on their own — and now genetic tests can reveal a patient's predisposition for certain cancers before there are any symptoms. Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick, upon learning she had such a genetic mutation, made a TV documentary for the PBS series P.O.V. about the agonizing choices such tests involve.


Joanna Rudnick, Documentary film maker, “In the Family,” tested positive for the “breast cancer gene” at age 27.



Dr. Mary Claire-King, Geneticist who discovered the BRCA1 (B-R-C-A-1) breast cancer gene; she teaches at the University of Washington

Dr. King is featured in In the Family. She is a geneticist, NOT a physician, so she can answer questions about family history with cancer but not about treatments.

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