PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, October 2, 2009
CALL-IN @ 866-893-5722, 866-893-KPCC; OR JOIN THE CONVERSATION ONLINE ON THE PATT MORRISON BLOG AT KPCC-DOT-ORG
DAVID LAZARUS IS GUEST HOSTING
1:00 – 1:30
The key country to
Patt speaks with Pakistani’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi about the countries ongoing efforts to target Taliban and Al Qaeda strongholds, the
Qureshi says his desire to resume talks is, “not because of any weakness of ours – because this is our considered opinion that this is the only sensible way forward. Any other way would be destructive and mutually suicide”.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of
1:30 - 2:00
Our age of anxiety: mentally preparing for doom
Lost jobs, a shrinking economy, global warming, thinning eyelashes—there’s plenty to stress about in our modern world. 20 years ago, scientists began following hundreds of babies primed to fretting. Now that those infants are young adults, in a recession, the longitudinal study is revealing new and surprising information about the anxious brain.
Robin Marantz Henig is the author of 8 books, most recently Pandora's Baby, and is a contributing writer for The New York Times; she wrote “The Anxious Mind,” the cover story for this coming Sunday’s New York Times Magazine
2:00 – 2:30
Want to reduce your petroleum use, carbon footprint and transportation costs? The 4TH Annual Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo (AltCar for short) will show-case today and tomorrow cutting edge advancements in alternative fuels like electric, hydrogen, bio-diesel, natural gas, propane, hybrid, plug -in, and ethanol. You can also find out how fleet managers are converting multiple vehicles to more efficient fuels. Oh, and if you’re going, take your bike—they’ll valet it for free (it’s so LA).
PATT: AltCar Expo runs today and tomorrow at the
Rick Sikes, fleet superintendent for the City of
85 % the City of
Steve Ellis, manager of Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing at American Honda Motor Company
2:30 – 2:40
2:40 – 3:00
Talking Head on Two Wheels
Want to solve the world’s energy and transportation issues? David Byrne has the answer…start peddling. The founding member of the new wave band, “Talking Heads,” has written a book based on his love affair with bike riding in which he documents his philosophies and journeys across the globe. Patt and Byrne discuss why there is no need to re-invent the wheel.
PATT: As part of the Zocalo series, David Byrne will be speaking about life as a biker tonight at The Aratani/Japan
David Byrne, is a founding member and songwriter of the band Talking Heads, (1974-1991). Author of the new book, “Bicycle Diaries," Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements.