Friday, October 16, 2009

Patt Morrison for Monday 10/19/09



Monday, October 19, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:07 – 1:18

LAPD future on the bottom line       

As Chief Bratton counts down the days until he leaves, the city council is preparing to vote on the monies to be allocated to the LAPD in a budget dripping red ink.  Mayor Villaraigosa outlines his plan for saving the city money while preserving the department's gains over the last few years.



Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa



1:18 - 1:24 [PITCH BREAK]


1:24 – 1:35

State of the state—can California’s universities survive?

Public higher-education in California has absorbed over $1 billion in budget cuts in the past year, passing pain along to students, faculty and research facilities.  But while the cuts were a necessary evil to balance the state’s woefully indebted budget, is it smart policy to chop down the very institutions that have made California great and should lead the state’s recovery?  As we examine the “State of the State” we start with California’s struggling universities and ask whether they can survive the fiscal turmoil.



Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco


  • Among other scientific research posts she’s held over time, Desmond-Hellmann was most recently president of product development at Genentech and associate director of clinical cancer research at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute.
  • She also served as an adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.
  • UCSF is primarily a graduate school for medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and the UCSF Hastings School of Law.



Bonnie Rice (REES), UC Regent and partner in the Pegasus Sustainable Century Merchant Bank



1:35 - 1:41  [PITCH BREAK]



1:41 - 1:52

State of the state—attracting jobs to California & keeping them here

California’s reputation as place for dynamic, innovative companies has taken a bit of a dent recently, after the bust of Silicon Valley’s IPO boom in 2000 and the horrible state budget situations of the past 5 years.  Attracting companies that offer high-paying jobs for highly-skilled workers has been a difficult task, but the state’s recovery depends on doing just that.  Can the Golden State still have golden appeal to high-tech business?



David Crane, special advisor to the Governor



Verena Kloos, president of BMW Designworks USA


  • BMW Designworks first focuses its design work on BMW cars, the MINI and Rolls-Royce.  However, Designworks also designs everything from office phones to office furniture; cell ph ones, printers, scanners, lawn mowers, bikes, boats and aircraft interiors.
  • Designworks is headquartered in Newbury Park, just north of Los Angeles.
  • Before she took over Designworks, Kloos was the head of DaimlerChrysler’s Advanced Design Studio in Italy and was the design director of Volkswagen’s studio in Simi Valley, CA.


2:00 – 3:00

Big man on campus

School is back in full swing, and so is Patt’s monthly sit down with LAUSD superintendent Ramon Cortines. We take your calls, all topics are covered in today’s curriculum, so don’t be tardy… no hand raising required.



Ramon Cortines,  Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District








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