PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 24, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:58:30
Why are banks suddenly so gentle with overdraft charges?
It’s as if three of the biggest banks in the U.S. got together to decide to address one of the biggest consumer complaints of the past decade—Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have all announced changes to their overdraft fee policies that allow much more wiggle room for bank customers. In the face of stringent legislation working its way through Congress, the three banks will provide several ways for their customers to work around or prevent the fees. Can the banks be trusted?
Representatives from—Center for Responsible Lending; Chase Bank; the American Bankers’ Association; Rep. Barney Frank; Rep. Carolyn Maloney
2:06 – 2:30
Deriving Justice from reasoned moral argument
“Justice.” What is it? A simple word, an important word, but what does it mean? Philosopher Michael Sandel’s Harvard class on justice is hugely popular, and here’s your chance to audit it. Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, abortion, national service, the moral limits of the market—Sandel shows how philosophy can illuminate even the most hotly contested issues with reasoned moral argument.
Michael Sandel (San-DELL), professor of Government at
2:30 – 2:58:30
Coming out young
Most gay teens come out in high school, but sex researchers and counselors say middle-school students are coming out increasingly earlier. Benoit Denizet-Lewis interviewed openly gay, lesbian and bisexual students from around the country and considers a complicated issue: can a 12-year-old commit to anything, much less being gay?
Benoit (Ben-WAH) Denizet-Lewis, contributing writer with The New York Times Magazine and author of “Coming Out in Middle School,” which appears in this coming Sunday’s NYT Magazine
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