PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, May 18, 2009
1:00 – 1:40
1:40 – 2:00
The Sunscreen Debate – Is More Really More?
Even though the FDA proposed a cap on SPFs at 50+, brands are still putting sky-high skin protection on the shelves and consumers may be buying in. From 75 to 85 and now to 100, the auctioneer is raising the number and raising it fast - but, is there any merit in SPFs that high, or is just brand hype?
2:00 – 2:30
Will the Next Supreme Court Justice Come on Down!
One of the greatest guessing games in politics, aside from maybe the identity of vice presidential candidates, is over a president’s nominee for a vacant Supreme Court justice seat. Here we are only three months into President Obama’s first term and he gets the chance to leave his lasting imprint on the highest court in the land—so who will it be? Liberal groups cry out for minority nominees that will reflect the changing demographics of the country while conservatives are hoping to minimize the damage. Who are the leading candidates and what will be the Obama legacy on the Court?
Christopher Eisgruber, provost of
2:30 – 3:00
Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.
Award winning author Michael Pollan is back on the road to talk more about what we should and should not be eating. In his latest New York Times bestseller In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Pollan explains why we should avoid the center aisles of the grocery store, think often of our great-grandmothers, and the difference between actual food that is safe to consume and the ever dangerous edible food-like substances.
Michael Pollan, author, most recently, of "In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto." His other books include "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" and "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World."
2:41 – 2:58:30
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.