Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Patt Morrison Thurs, April 23


Thursday, April 23, 2009

1-3 p.m.



1:00 – 1:30

Southwest Still Flying (Relatively) High

Over the years, Southwest Airlines has appeared recession-proof; doing fine in the wake of 9/11 and skating by during the oil market spikes of 2008, but the current drop-off in airline traffic is beginning to take its toll. The airline remains in at least relatively good shape, however, thanks to its leader's unusual and innovative strategies. CEO Gary Kelly joins us to explain his customer-driven reasoning.


Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines' CEO

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1:30 – 2:00

Your Turn: Football Yay or Nay?

John Semcken of Majestic Realty Company is on a PR blitz. He is trying to sell the inland empire on the idea of a 75,000-seat NFL stadium and retail-office project on 600 acres in the city of industry. “It’s going to be huge,” he said recently, “we’re ready to go.” But are the residents of Industry and the surrounding cities as psyched? Walnut has a pending lawsuit over the proposal and experts have questioned Semcken’s rosy estimates of job creation and overall economic impact to the region. What do you say? Is this the future of football in LA? It’s your turn to weigh in.



John Semcken: Vice President of Majestic Realty, Project Executive for the Los Angeles Football Stadium Project






2:00 – 2:30




2:30 – 3:00

Music, Healing and the Brain

Called the "poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Dr. Oliver Sacks has transformed our understanding of the human mind through his writings about the far boundaries of neurological experience. In his latest book, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, he tells the stories of neurologically damaged people who have lost their memory, and sometimes their ability to speak, but are still able to remember and produce music. Sacks tells the story of the surgeon struck by lightning and suddenly obsessed with classical music, and the man whose memory scans only seven seconds—except when playing music. He shows us how our worlds are poised precariously on a little biochemistry, and that music may be our best medicine. 


Dr. Oliver Sacks will be speaking on Music, Healing and the Brain tonight at 8 pm at UCLA Live in Royce Hall.



Dr. Oliver Sacks, professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University; author of Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, as well as The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars



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