Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Patt Morrison for Thurs, June 25


Thursday, June 25, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:30




1:30 - 1:40

CA Boom!

Ever wanted to live in a shipping crate? Well, after this weekend you may change your mind. Fabulous prefab houses made from shipping crates are just one of the draws at this year's California design showcase, CA Boom. Architectural innovation, green living, portable fire places, pioneering design and prefab homes are all on the table when we meet with the director of CA Boom and one of this year’s exhibitors.



Charles Trotter, producer of CA Boom

Eric Engheben (EN-gee-behn), founder and vice president of operations for IC Green Inc., designer and builder of pre-fab dwellings made from converted oversea shipping containers. 



1:40 – 2:00

The Stoning of Soraya M.

As the political turmoil in Iran continues, director Cyrus Nowrasteh brings audiences “The Stoning of Soraya M,” a film based on the true story of an Iranian woman and the injustice that took place in her village. The film’s principal roles are played by Iranian actors that are living in exile, including the film’s politically outspoken lead, Shohreh Aghdashloo.


Cyrus Nowrasteh (no-RASS-the), director of “The Stoning of Soraya M.”


Shohreh Aghdashloo, (SHOH-ray ahg-DAHSH-loo), actress and outspoken Iranian expatriot.  In "The Stoning of Soraya M" she plays Zahra, the doomed woman's aunt, who retold the event to an Iranian journalist.




2:00 – 2:20

Tesla Wins Green to Make Green Cars

Cultivating the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles, the Obama administration said it would lend $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Co. and about $2.1 billion to Nissan Motor Co. and Tesla Motors Inc. in a government-industry partnership to build green cars. We ask bay area-based Tesla motors about their plans for the money.


Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of Business Development for Tesla

  • He was Tesla’s primary point person on the DOE low-interest loan application



2:20 – 2:30




2:30 – 3:00

The Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Has a Lot on His Mind…

Hundreds of Mexican citizens die each year trying to cross into the U.S., upwards of 700 illegal immigrants are deported from the U.S. daily, there are the shockingly violent drug cartels reeking havoc at the border, and the recession is causing economic woes on both sides of our mutual border. Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is here in Los Angeles meeting with top White House and California state officials, and he joins Patt today on the state of Mexico and relations between our two countries.


Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States.


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