PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
1:06 – 1:30
Big Man on Campus
Even though most LAUSD schools are still on summer break, there is no lack of news and controversy surrounding education issues here in
Ramon Cortines, superintendent of LAUSD
1:30 – 2:00
Woman at Arms Must Stay at Arms Length
By law, women can’t serve in combat branches of the
Erin Solaro, author of “Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military”
Other guests TBD
2:00 – 2:30
The Women's Crusade
Gendercide - think about that word. It is believed that more girls and women are missing from the planet, because they are female, than all the men killed on battlefields in wars of the 20th century. For the women who survive, abuse and mistreatment can be brutal. In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, husband and wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn chronicle the oppression of women in an excerpt from their book, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." They join Patt for a discussion of these numbing global statistics and the story behind them.
Nicholas Kristof, op-ed columnist for the New York Times
Sheryl WuDunn, journalist
They are husband and wife Pulitzer Prize winners for their coverage of
2:30 - 2:40
CA National Guard Names First Female General
In a move from "a band of brothers to a band of brothers and sisters,'' the California Army National Guard has named a woman to be a general for the first time in its history. The new brigadier general, Col. Charlotte L. Miller, is a 30-year veteran of the Guard. She joins Patt.
Col. Charlotte L. Miller, newly named general of the California National Guard.
2:40 – 3:00