Friday, January 30, 2009

Patt Morrison Mon 2/2


Monday, February 2, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 - 1:50




1:50 -  2:00 

Walter Moore: Candidate for Mayor

There are several candidates running for Los Angeles Mayor in the March 3 election, including the incumbent Antonio Villaraigosa. Patt spends a few minutes talking with each of his contenders. Today, it's Walter Moore.


Walter Moore, lawyer, candidate for LA Mayor

Call him  



2:06 – 2:20 

Lessons Learned?  Reviewing the Troubled Effort to Rebuild Iraq

After six years and at least $50 billion in American money, what is there to show for the colossal reconstruction effort of Iraqi infrastructure?  American money and energy went to a huge variety of projects, from rehabilitating oil fields to construction of basic utilities like the power grid and water treatment plants, producing a few victories but many more failures in the plan to rebuild Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion.  A new report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction sums up the hard lessons learned in Iraq and attempts to follow the mysterious trails of billions of dollars that seemingly vanished in the Iraqi desert.



Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction




2:20  – 2:40 

Lessons Learned—What About Afghanistan?

So if we can agree that the American effort to rebuild Iraq has produced, at best, mixed results, what kind of return have we seen from our investment in Afghanistan?  Somewhat of an afterthought during the military and construction missions in Iraq, Afghanistan will now move to the forefront of foreign policy in the new Obama administration.  Is it too late to learn from failures in Iraq in order to pull off a smarter, more effective rebuild of Afghanistan?






2:40  –  3:00 

"The Day the Music Died"

Tomorrow  (Tues, Feb 3)  marks the 50th anniversary of the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens—that was "The Day the Music Died" in Don McLean's "American Pie." Southern California native Ritchie Valens career only lasted a few months, but he pioneered a legacy for Latino rock stars whose influences can still be seen.  Director of "La BambaLuis Valdez  and local Latino music legend Ozomatli join us for a tribute to the late Richard Valenzuela.



Luis Valdez, playwright and director - he's called the father of Chicano theater.  In 1987 he directed "La Bamba," the story of Ritchie Valens. 



Raul Pacheco, singer and guitarist of Ozomatli, a Los Angeles-based band with a sound mix of urban-Latino, hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.



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