Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Patt Morrison for Wed 11/18/09


Wednesday, November 18, 2009



1:00 – 1:40




1:40 – 2:00

Sir Richard Branson speaks up…

Sir Richard Branson changed the face of marketing and of aviation with his 'Virgin' empire. He takes us on a journey into the future of flight, including the kind that goes straight up -- into space.  What in the world, or the outer-world, is on Sir Richard's mind?



Sir Richard Branson




2:00 – 2:30

Finding a consensus on the census
In 2010 the Census Bureau could have millions fewer names to call if certain politicians and advocates get their way. The current question causing just a smidgen of controversy is - should non-citizens be counted in the 2010 census?  Some church-based groups are proposing a boycott by Latinos of the entire census, which would leave out 36% of California’s population, and might cause California to lose five of its 53 House seats. Can we find a consensus on the census?



Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund




Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies




2:30 – 3:00

"When Everything Changed" -- American women from 1960 to the present

When American women look back on nearly 50 years, drastic transitions are evident everywhere -- in politics, economics, sex, families, work, and fashion.  Former New York Times editorial page editor Gail Collins, the first woman to hold that position, has written the definitive book on five decades of progress, including a mix of conversations with the likes of Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, and nearly 100 others.  "When Everything Changed" takes us from here to there.  



Gail Collins, author of "When Everything Changed:  The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present."  She is a former editorial page editor and is now columnist for the New York Times. Her previous book is "America's Women." 




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