Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Patt Morrison Weds, 1/28


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30





1:30 - 1:40

California Congresswoman Heads up Ethics Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week named Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to chair the House ethics committee, officially known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Patt takes a closer look at what issues, in addition to investigating powerful Ways and Means chairman Charles Rangel, the committee will take on under a new administration in the coming year.



Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-16th district - San Jose and Silicon Valley), chair, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct





1:40 – 2:00

What’s the Shake Down from the Recent Shaking?

It had been a relatively quiet 15 years in Southern California as far as earthquakes go.  There had been a few sporadic seismic events but they’ve all been minor and very spread out.  Then in the past six months there have been numerous small earthquakes, the latest coming last week in the San Fernando Valley.  Does the shaking have any “big picture” implications on the likelihood of a large quake occurring in the near future?  And then we look at the mother of all fault lines, the San Andrea, which researchers have concluded is long overdue for a big quake.  Are there reasons to be concerned?



Lisa Grant Ludwig, associate professor of public health & social ecology at UC Irvine; principal investigator on the study of the San Andreas fault



Kate Hutton, staff seismologist at CalTech’s Seismological Laboratory








2:00 – 2:40

The NEW Big Man on Campus

He was the number two, now he’s the big cheese – the superintendent of the LA Unified school district. Ramon Cortines is taking over from his departed predecessor, David Brewer – it’s a job he’s done briefly before, nine years ago, and now it’s his. So what are his plans? One of his first moves as Superintendent was to pledge no mid-year teacher layoffs - even though the district authorized the layoffs as it tries to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget. Today, after the teacher’s union announced a boycott of periodic assessment testing they deem “unnecessary,” Cortines issued a statement saying that the tests “are not optional.” The new Superintendent is off and running. We catch up with him.



Superintendent Ramon Cortines, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District






2:40 – 3:00

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

What critical conditions enable us to find our "element"—the place where we feel most ourselves and achieve at our highest levels—and what obstacles get in the way? Author Sir Ken Robinson is here with an answer that could transform education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.



Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything







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