PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, October 23, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
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Michael Grunwald, senior correspondent for TIME. His article on
Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, which creates and operates pioneering technology companies.
1:30 - 1:58:30
Immigration, children, and health care. What to do? What to do?
Some take a hard stance and say the
Jim Mangia (MAN-ja), President & CEO,
The center treats 50,000 patients annually, 30,000 of them are children (many of their patients are undocumented).
The lack of preventative care and immunizations creates a health risk for all residents.
Jennifer Ngandu (NAN-do), Deputy Director of Health Policy at the National Council of La Raza
She supports full access to healthcare for “undocumented” immigrants and their children
She believes reliance on emergency care is more expensive.
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
He believes unskilled and uneducated immigrants are a drain on society.
He says if we allow “illegal” immigrants access to health care, it will cost us more.
He does not support federally subsidized health care for “illegal” immigrants.
2:06 – 2:30
Unlike the military's publicly acknowledged drone campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the CIA's Pakistan program—in which remotely controlled, unmanned planes target suspected terrorists—remains covert, run partly by private contractors without accountability, and amounts to state-sanctioned lethal force. Since President Obama took office, an increase in the number of reported drone strikes has raised questions—have the strategic and moral consequences been adequately weighed?
Jane Mayer, political staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the best-selling 2008 book “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals;” her article in the October 26 issue of the magazine examines the ethics and controversies surrounding the CIA's secret drone program
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2:30 – 2:58:30
Will Swine Flu be as bad as we’ve all been led to believe?
It’s already been classified as an epidemic; we’ve been told that tens of thousands of people worldwide have already been infected with it and that thousands more will have to fight it this winter—but will H1N1 flu be as big and bad as it’s been advertised? The CDC has actually stopped testing for swine flu so getting accurate counts of infections is difficult, and guessing how many infections will eventually develop. We attempt to get behind the hysteria of swine flu and learn about how public health officials are tackling it.
Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News investigative correspondent
- Attkisson produced the story titled “Swine Flu Cases Overestimated?” for CBS Evening News; her investigative pieces focus primarily on government spending and taxpayer issues, and she’s a regular correspondent for CBS Evening News w/Katie Couric.
Thomas Skinner, Spokesperson, Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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Dr. Bela Matyas,
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