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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:58:30
Do We Care Too Much About Flipper?
The designation "Dolphin Safe" on canned tuna has become a familiar one on every supermarket shelf, and it's essential to a tuna brand's success. But the "Dolphin Safe" fishing method that's most widely used today ends up killing far more other fish and sharks than the dolphins it saves. Is saving a relatively small number of dolphins (not a currently threatened species) worth the loss of more vulnerable aquatic species? And is tuna fishing itself sustainable, anyway?
David Shiffman, Masters in Marine Biology candidate at the
Mark Palmer, Associate Director of the International Marine Mammal Project at the Earth Island Institute
2:06 – 2:19
Power to the People (and the Regulators)!
Yesterday (Tuesday) the House Financial Services Committee approved legislation that would leg regulators ban incentive pay at banks and give shareholders a vote on bonuses. As part of the long-term fixes to the financial sector promised by Congressional Democrats, the increased power to shareholders and regulators is meant to tilt the playing field away from executives. But with stiff opposition from Republicans and questionable support from the White House, can the new measure against excessive
2:21 – 2:30
China Cuts up America’s Credit Card
After two days of the Strategic & Economic Dialogue talks between the
Robert Cassidy, former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia & China & chief U.S. negotiator on China’s 1999 accession to the WTO
2:30 – 2:58:30
I Love it When You Talk Retro
So I was playing back-seat bingo with this leader-of-the-pack type when the black-and-whites pulled up to the bluff and totally read us the riot act! When my pops picked me up from the clink he looked at me and said, “What would Emily Post say?” What a SNAFU! Are you lost? Not hip to the slang? We talk retro today on Patt Morrison and learn what these terms mean and where in the world they came from.
Ralph Keyes, author of “I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech”
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