Monday, June 29, 2009

Patt Morrison for Tues 6/30



1:00 - 1:20



1:20 - 1:40

What Prompted the Coup in Honduras?

The new military government in Honduras said it ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya in order to defend the country’s democracy instead of subverting it, but that has done nothing to stop strong international condemnation of the coup.  The first military coup in Central America since the end of the Cold War, the overthrow of the Honduran president has created strange bedfellows in Hugo Chavez, Alavaro Uribe and Barack Obama.  What prompted the coup in Honduras?



Vicki Gass, senior associate for rights & development at the Washington Office on Latin America



1:40 - 2:00

The Generational Divide: Does Grandma Twitter?

A new, comprehensive study by the Pew Research Center shows the largest generation gap in over 40 years.  Not since the Vietnam War and the women’s rights movement has there been such disagreement among the generations on social values, religion and the use of technology.  Are these issues the cause, or is it just age?



Paul Taylor, director of the Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographic Trends Project.




2:00 - 2:30

The Dark Side

Panic, blame, secrets, torture, politics, the politics of torture – Patt sits down with Jane Mayer, author of “The Dark Side,” to discuss the decisions that were made within the walls of the White House after the 9/11 attacks and their impact.



Jane Mayer, staff writer at the “New Yorker” and author of “The Dark Side”



2:30 - 3:00

That Menu will go Straight to your Thighs: Restaurants to Reveal Calorie Count

Starting on Wednesday restaurant chains in California—those food retailers with 20 or more locations—will be required to provide a nutritional information and the calorie count for every item on their menus.  California’s Legislature is aiming to provide customers with more details of the food they’re about to eat so they can make more informed choices.  But will full disclosure prevent you from ordering those delicious chilly cheese fries? 






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