Thursday, December 3, 2009

Patt Morrison for Friday 12/04/09

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Friday, December 4, 2009

1-3 p.m.

 

CALL-IN @ 866-893-5722, 866-893-KPCC; OR JOIN THE CONVERSATION ONLINE ON THE PATT MORRISON BLOG AT KPCC-DOT-ORG

 

1:00 – 1:20

OPEN

 

 

1:20– 1:30

Asteroid explorer set to launch -  will scan entire sky

NASA's latest venture into the skies is scheduled to launch next week from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  From its position in Earth orbit, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, will scan the entire sky at infrared wavelengths, unveiling hundreds of thousands of asteroids and hundreds of millions of stars and galaxies.  We get the details from mission scientist Roc Cutri. 

 

Guests:

Roc Cutri (KOO-tree), mission scientist for NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

CALL HIM:  626-395-1828-O

Contact:  Gay Yee 818-354-5011, Whitney Clavin  818-354-4673-O

 

 

1:30 - 2:00

Escaping the Endless Adolescence

Is all that careful parenting backfiring? Is 25 the new 15? A new book argues that protecting America’s young people from difficult realities may actually doom them to a perpetual, dependent adolescence. Sound familiar?

 

Guests:

Joe Allen, author of Escaping the Endless Adolescence

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2:00– 2:40

Ask the new chief - Charlie Beck takes the mike

Same show -new cast!  Charlie Beck was officially been sworn in as new chief of the LAPD yesterday.  And today, he sits down with Patt to talk about his philosophy of policing the City of Angels and his approach to the reforms started by his predecessor, Bill Bratton. We take your calls for Chief Beck’s inaugural “Ask the Chief.”

 

Guests:

Chief Charlie Beck, new chief of the Los Angeles Police Department

IN STUDIO

 

2:40– 3:00

The People Speak

Since originally being published in 1980 activist and historian Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” has sold more than 2 million copies. In his latest effort, “The People Speak” Zinn uses celebrities to give voice to the under-heard from throughout history.

 

            PATT: “The People Speak” premieres Sunday, December 13th at 8/7central

 

Guests:

Howard Zinn

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Q'orianka Kilcher (CORE-ee-an-kuh KILL-chur), actress; she reads Chief Joseph, Recounts His Trip to Washington D.C. in the documentary

IN STUDIO

 

 

 

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