PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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1:06 – 1:39
1:41 – 1:58:30
Men and Medicine
Going to see the doctor has never been a "macho" thing to do, and women are much more likely than men to make that appointment. What factors cause some men to be hesitant to talk about their health, get a regular check up, or even see the doc when they're really sick? And what are the dangers of delaying that doctor's visit? We examine the difference and the consequences in how the sexes deal with their health.
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Dr. Roy Young, Professor of Medicine at the
2:06 – 2:39
Big Man on Campus
It's our monthly sit-down with the big man on campus, LA Unified superintendent Ramon C. Cortines. This month Patt asks the superintendent about corruption allegations against LAUSD's Wonder of Reading program, controversial school expansion plans in Playa Vista and Sylmar, and the latest budget cut details—will the superintendent be forced to take back his pledge of no mid-year teacher layoffs? We also get his input on the upcoming March 3rd Board of Education elections.
Superintendent Ramon Cortines, superintendent of the
2:41 – 2:58:30
Barbie and Ruth
Throughout her history, Barbie has been both cultural icon and chimera—both the object of young girls’ envy and feminists’ resentment. But the lesser known story is of the female creator behind Barbie, Ruth Handler, the tenth child of Polish Jewish immigrants, who fought to establish herself in a fiercely male-dominated field. Author Robin Gerber is here with the tragic, redeeming story of two women who changed American business and culture.
Robin Gerber, author of Barbie and Ruth: the Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her
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