Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Patt Morrison for Thursday 11/26/09 - Thanksgiving Day - PROGRAM ON TAPE


Thursday, November 26, 2009

1-3 p.m.




1 - 2PM

ONE HOUR SPECIAL:  American Radio Works - Rising by Degrees

The story of young Latino Americans and immigrants working toward college degrees.



2:00 – 2:40

Vice President Al Gore with "Our Choice:  A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis"

"It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will… Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action—not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us. There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly."

—AL GORE, from the introduction



Vice President Al Gore, Oscar winner for the Best Documentary Feature based on his book, "An Inconvenient Truth," and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is also cofounder and chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism.


The Climate Conference is being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from December 7 through 18. 


2:40 – 3:00

No home for Thanksgiving—the plight of the world’s unwanted children

There are approximately 143 million orphaned children worldwide, an estimated 15 million of those who are living with HIV/AIDS.  It’s never a good time to be an orphan but the holidays can be especially cruel, if nothing more than from a psychological perspective.  The Worldwide Orphans Foundation has been navigating the delicate and sometimes controversial channels of adoption and establishing orphanages, some in the most violent parts of the world.  What can you do to help give a little support to an orphaned child?  Give a listen and learn……….



Dr. Jane Aronson, founder & CEO of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation & a practicing pediatrician



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