PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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1:00 – 1:40
Green Power is All the Rage
Sidestepping suggestions from the Legislature, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will issue an executive order that instructs the California Air Resources Control Board to design regulations for how utilities can meet a goal that one-third of the state’s power be generated by renewable energy by 2020. While the 33% green energy goal is already ambitious, there’s also a debate about the job-creating possibilities of generating renewable energy, which is part of the motivation for the Governor going at it alone. Can
TBD Governor’s Office
Daniel Kammen, director of UC Berkeley’s Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory
Robert Pollin, professor of economics & founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the
1:40 – 2:00
Not a Genuine Black Man
It was a caller to Brian Copeland’s talk show in
Brian Copeland, author & performer of the book & solo show, “Not a Genuine Black Man”; talk radio host on KGO in
2:00 – 2:30
Cell Phones Make My Head Hurt
For years cell phone companies have been telling us there’s nothing to worry about, but a recent study from the International EMF Collaborative says not so fast. “Cell phones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern” found cell phones provide significant risk of brain tumors. We hear from a brain surgeon and the lead author of the study.
Christopher Duma, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of Brain Tumor Program at
Lloyd Morgan, retired electronics engineer and lead author of the recent study from International EMF Collaborative
2:30 – 3:00
Does Traffic Make Sense and Can It Be Stopped?
We all know traffic’s infuriating and it’s always the other guy who can’t chew gum and make a lane change at the same time but is there some rhyme and reason to it? Tom Vanderbilt is the author of “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)?” He’ll explore mysteries like why more pedestrians are killed in cross walks than while jaywalking and why “dangerous” roads are often the safest. He might tell us how we can cure traffic too!
Patt: Tom Vanderbilt is scheduled to speak tonight at 7:30 as part of