Thursday, July 9, 2009

Patt Morrison for Fri 7/10/09


Friday, July 10, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:40



1:40 – 2:00

Obesity Weighing Down the Economy?

Diabetes, heart disease, missed work...we know eating too much and spending too much time on the sofa has costs. But a new study from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy has put numbers on those costs. By looking at health care data and other science, the group estimates that LA County alone loses some $11.9 billion from obesity.



Harold Goldstein ("steen"), Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

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Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the LA County of Department of Public Health

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2:00 – 2:20

Akwaaba, Ghana!

President Obama is in Ghana today [Fri], on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa as president. What’s on the agenda and did he intend his choice of Ghana over Kenya as a message to his father’s homeland to get their democratic act together?



2:20 – 3:00

Comedy Congress

Just when politics is enough to make you cry, it's usually best to laugh instead. Comedy Congress proudly dredges the depths of political humor, both intentional and unintentional, to bring you the news you’d probably rather forget.  Remember, the truth hurts far less when it's told by comedians.



Eddie Ifft, internationally touring comic who’s headlined in 15 countries this year alone; regular performer on Comedy Central specials and competed in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing II”; recorded two live stand-up comedy CD’s


  • Eddie plays two nights at the Ice House comedy club in Pasadena on July 31st and August 1st.


Ben Gleib, regular performer at the Hollywood Improv; recently named one of “Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing” in Esquire; performed on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”; writer for; and according to his autobiography, a former Lakers girl



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