PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
Where's That Public Option?
While three House and two Senate health care bills wind their way through committees, amendments trailing like tin-cans on a marriage-mobile, President Obama is quietly working in the background to build a coalition strong enough to pass legislation that will really change the system. The question of the day -- what remains in those bills and where is the public option?
1:30 - 1:39
1:41 – 1:58:30
Complain at your own risk: Employer retaliation on the rise
At a time when workers were already on their heels, suffering from record layoffs and salary cuts, it turns out that 2008 was also a record year for employer retaliation cases. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that employer retaliation claims—brought on when a worker files a complaint and is then fired or punished by the employer—rose 23% in fiscal year ’08. But employer retaliation is hard to prove and even harder to fight against—what can an average employee do?
Joe Beachboard, lawyer for Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, defending companies against employee complaints
2:06 – 2:30
2:30 – 2:39
October baseball in SoCal—catch it!
Baseball fans in
Bill Plaschke, sports reporter & columnist for the L.A. Times
2:41 – 2:58:30
The eye of the beholder
Music makes the world go round, and sometimes it brings it to a screeching halt. In Nick Hornby’s new novel, “Juliet, Naked” he constructs a love triangle involving a fading rock star, a super fan and his regret filled significant other. Mr. Hornby holds a mirror up to familiar emotions that are apparent when struggling to achieve romantic completion, fending off regret and the inevitable bonds that make us human.
Nick Hornby, is the bestselling author of “High Fidelity” and “Fever Pitch”. His new novel, “Juliet, Naked” is on bookshelves now.
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