PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, January 12, 2009
1:00 – 1:20
1:20 – 1: 40
It used to be just dogs, but now monkeys, parrots, iguanas, and even ducks are appearing as “service animals” in supermarkets, coffee shops, and work places across the country. The disabilities these animals assist their owners with are also changing, and now range from quadriplegia to anxiety. Should the law recognize all of them as legitimately needed?
Rebecca Skloot, author of the New York Times Magazine article “Creature Comforts;” she teaches nonfiction at the
Professor Lex Frieden, professor of health-information science at the University of Texas Health Science Center at
1:40 – 1:50
Hola La Nina
Back in early summer of ’08 weather forecasters were cautiously optimistic that the cool Pacific water trend known as La Nina, which forces the Jet Stream and all of its accompanying wet storms north out of
Bill Patzert, research oceanographer and climatologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1:50 - 2:00
The Presidential Decree: Let There be a College Football Playoff
Sports fan (and President-elect) Barack Obama hasn’t been shy about advocating a playoff system for college football. Currently mired in the bowl-driven and often confusing Bowl Championship Series (BCS), college football just ended another contested year with
Petros Papadakis, host of the “Petros & Money Show” on KLAC AM570; former tailback and team captain for the USC Trojans
2:00 - 2:30
POV - Bush's Legacy
Christine Todd Whitman, head of the Environmental Protection Agency under George Bush from January 2001 until June 2003. She is now the president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.
CALL HER: TK
Contact: Heather Grizzle 646-330-4850-O, 617-512-1643-mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org
2:30 – 3:00
When Adam Michaelson joined Countrywide Home Loans in 2003, he felt proud to be part of a company that helped people achieve the American dream of owning a home. But by 2006, his pride turned to ambivalence, and later shame, as the company began introducing new mortgage payment options through subprime lending. He joins us with an insider's account of how corporate greed and financial irresponsibility burst the housing bubble.
Adam Michaelson, a former Countrywide Home Loans employee and author of The Foreclosure of