Thursday, June 4, 2009

Patt Morrison for Fri, June 5


Friday, June 5, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:20

Gov. Schwarzenegger on the Record

$25 billion in debt, a perpetually gridlocked political system, several deep and painful budget the Governator still happy he took the job?  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the legislature are about to cut down California’s governmental services to historic lows, and in the process expose the most vulnerable Californians at the worst possible time.  While the recession certainly boxed in the Governor, his failure to follow through on the promise to blow up boxes might have exacerbated the pain that California is now experiencing.  What could the Governor have done differently and how will he mitigate the coming damage?







1:20 – 1:40

California What Next?





1:40 – 1:52

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Major new playwriting talent Rajiv Joseph, described by one critic as "an ebullient synthesizer of world data," joins us with the story of his new hit play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, an original drama that blends social commentary and tragicomic chaos to tell a symbolic story about the Iraq war.



Rajiv (Ra-JEEV) Joseph, playwright, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; his new play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, premiers this fall at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX


  • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo's world premier runs through Sunday, June 7 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City



1:52 – 2:00

Tony Preview

What does 2009 have in store for the Tony awards? Theater critic-at-large Steven Leigh Morris walks us through the top runners for this year's awards and talks about how the economy has hurt or helped the stage.



Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly theater critic-at-large

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2:00 – 2:30




2:30 – 3:00

Paula Poundstone Hearts Jokes

Comedic vanguard Paula Poundstone is known to many public radio listeners as one of the quick-witted panelists on NPR’s weekly news quiz “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” is here! Poundstone is the author of “There Is Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say,” co-author of two math books including “The Sticky Problem of Parallelogram Pancakes; Venn Can We Be Friends,” and the voice behind the acclaimed comedy album “I Heart Jokes.” The ACE and Emmy award winning comedian joins Patt in the studio and shares with us that one-of-a-kind wit that has had audiences clamoring for decades.



Paula Poundstone: Comedienne


  • Paula is performing at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano tonight…along with a number of other Southern California shows…


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