Monday, March 30, 2009

Patt Morrison Tues, 3/31


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30




1:30 – 2:00

Risk and Your Health

How much risk do you take with your health and how do you decide?  Do you actively avoid eating fatty foods, but pilot small planes on the weekend?  Maybe you have unprotected sex once in a while, but only with someone you know. How do we gage the risks we take with our health and how do those rational and irrational forces ultimately affect our health?



Dr. Peter Ubel, professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Michigan, director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine;


Jonah Lehrer, author, How We Decide and Proust Was A Neuroscientist


  • Tune in tonight for KQED’s Health Dialogues discussion on this topic. It airs tonight at 8 p.m. on KPCC





2:00 – 2:20

Obama’s “Road to Hell” Takes him to the G-20 in London

What a way to set up an international summit:  Last week the Czech Prime Minister, who also currently occupies the 6-month rotating presidency of the European Union, characterized President Obama’s plan to spend the U.S. out of a recession as “a road to hell.”  Now the President rides that road to hell straight to the G-20 summit in London this week, where he will meet with skeptical European and Asian leaders who will not only be quick to blame the U.S. for the global recession but hesitant to sign onto U.S.-led solutions to the crisis.  The President will need his patented Obama-charm to win over some doubtful leaders—but even if he fails, how badly does the U.S. need international cooperation to solve its own economic problems?






2:20 – 2:40




2:40 – 3:00

A Hollywood Classic

Joseph P. Kennedy, better known by the reputation of his sons John, Robert, and Edward, was the original patriarch of one of the most powerful families in American memory. Author Cari Beauchamp is here with his lesser-known story of equal parts greed and genius—how he rose to movie mogul status in the early years of the film industry, led the revolution in sound pictures, and created the blueprint for contemporary Hollywood.



Cari Beauchamp, author of Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years




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