PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
*DAVID LAZARUS IS GUEST HOST
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:30
230 Reasons (and more) to Plug It In
If there were any doubts that plug-in hybrid and all-electric technologies were the wave of our automotive future, General Motors and its Chevy Volt hope to put those doubts to rest today. The EPA will announce the plug-in electric Volt, on sale in 2011, will be rated at 230 miles per gallon—and future models from several different car manufacturers promise to get to 400mpg. Is the future now with ultra-high-mileage vehicles?
Tony Posawatz, vehicle line director for the Chevrolet Volt
Shai Agassi, founder & CEO of Better Place, the world’s leading electric vehicle services provider
John O’Dell, senior editor of Edmunds.com, author of Edmunds’ “Green Car Advisor” column
2:30 – 3:00
Why is it so Hard to Get a Good Night’s Sleep?
Americans are shelling out big bucks to ensure a good night's sleep - over $2 billion in sleeping-pill sales. It’s a big problem and a big business for the pharmaceutical industry. Why is it so hard to get a good night's sleep? We look at the business of sleep.