Friday, October 9, 2009

REVISE - SEGMENT ADDED RE: Patt Morrison for Mon 10/12/09




Monday, October 12, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1: 20  

 * Added:

New billion-dollar hole in California's budget


1:20 - 1:40



1:40 – 2:00

Seeing the forest for the trees…and all the carbon they suck up

Up until now carbon sequestration meant burying carbon emissions deep underground; and up until now, timber companies like Sierra Pacific looked at forests as giant piggy banks full of commercially viable assets.  But in one of the first tangible changes in the coming carbon trading economy, Sierra Pacific has signed a deal with California to grow more trees for carbon sequestration, to manage more forest acreage while still being able to cut down trees for commercial use.  Can the new approach please all involved parties?



Mark Pawlicki, director of government affairs for Sierra Pacific Industries



Rep from Climate Action Reserve, which authored the new forest management protocol



2:00 – 2:30

Hate crimes bill passes House….with a lot of hate in the process

Passing updated federal hate crime legislation has been a priority for the Democratic Party for quite some time, and has been a major target for scorn by Republicans during that same period.  Last week the House of Representatives did pass a bill that expanded the definition of hate crimes to those committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation—unfortunately for Democrats the only way to pass the bill was to attach it to a defense spending authorization, infuriating Republicans.  Was it a cheap way to pass such an important bill, and how will the new hate crimes definition affect law enforcement?



2:30 – 2:40




2:40 – 3:00

Sony’s Red Light

Sony is the latest victim of the tough economic times plaguing movie studios in La La land.  The studio announced that it will put the kibosh on buying scripts or acquiring new projects until its new fiscal year begins in April.  Sony will however give the “green” light to special projects with a limited risk factor like, “This Is It,” the Michael Jackson documentary.  What does this mean for the studio, the film industry, the California economy and for movie goers? 



Ben Fritz, reporter for the Los Angeles Times



Film industry representataive:  TBD




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