Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Patt Morrison for Weds 8/19


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1-3 p.m.


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 Los Angeles. From a proposed increase in property taxes to possible salary cuts for teachers and new California Standards Tests scores - it's all on the table for our monthly conversation with LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines. 



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 U.S. military, but the changing demands of two wars mean that the reality of the front lines is tearing up the rule book for the real GI Janes. Is it about time this changed?



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 Tiananmen Square for The Times.  Their new book is "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,"  They are also introducing a special "Half the Sky" contest, soliciting testimonials from readers about their experiences with assisting women in the developing world.



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



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