Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Patt Morrison Thurs, 2/12


Thursday, February 12, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30





1:30 - 1:40

James Harris: 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 James Harris.



James Harris, meat packer and mayoral candidate

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1:40 – 2:00

Darwin’s Sacred Cause

Just in time for Charles Darwin’s bicentennial, historian James Moore is here with a controversial reinterpretation—that the driving force behind the theory of evolution was Darwin’s fierce abolitionism, and that his theory of sexual selection was predominantly a way to unify the human race, through evolution, by proving that all races were part of a single human family.



James Moore, author of Darwin’s Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin’s Views on Human Evolution, professor of the history of science at Open University






2:00 – 2:20

The Future of Concert Ticket Prices: Justice Department Investigates Ticketmaster/ Live Nation Merger

Guests TBD




2:20 – 2:30





2:30 – 3:00

How We Decide

Whether choosing breakfast cereal or stocks, how does the human mind make decisions? And how can those decisions be better? Author Jonah Lehrer is here to explain How We Decide, with evidence— from airplane pilots and hedge fund investors to serial killers and poker players—about a wide range of real-world “deciders.”



Jonah Lehrer, editor at large for Seed magazine; author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, in addition to How We Decide






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