PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:30
NASA gets WISE
NASA's latest venture into the skies is scheduled to launch tomorrow 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 engineer Beth Fabinsky.
Beth Fabinsky, (title to come)
1:30 - 1:58:30
Who’s guarding the financial henhouse? Congress tackles regulation reform
In the year-and-a-half since the beginning of the American financial meltdown most everyone agrees that a new set of regulations for the financial and banking industries are desperately needed, and yet so far it hasn’t materialized. The House of Representatives is moving to implement a dramatic set of regulation reforms that will broadly increase the government’s power to guard against future financial collapses. Among other proposals in the bill are new rules for consumer protection, tougher regulation of derivatives and more limits on executive pay. Is this a real stab at financial reform or merely symbolic gestures?
Joseph Mason, professor of finance & banking at
William Black, associate professor of economics & law at the
- Black was a long-time regulator before going into academia, working as the litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and as the deputy director of the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery & Enforcement.
- He believes in strong, aggressive regulation of executive compensation, which he feels is one of the biggest fundamental failures of our economic system in the wake of this recession.
More guests TBD
2:06 – 2:58:30
Comedy Congress from the Ice House!
The comedic material emanating from
Aisha Tyler, guest star in various hit TV shows like “Friends”, “Nip/Tuck”, “CSI” & “24”, among others; former host of E! Network show “Talk Soup”; regular contributor to Jane and Glamour magazines; and a touring stand-up comedian with appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and many more.
Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 3 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and host of the upcoming Travel Channel show “Streets of America”; regular performer and field correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and guest star on several TV shows and movies
Ben Gleib, regular performer at the Hollywood Improv, on the CBS “The Late Late Show,” and on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly”; named one of "Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing" in Esquire & a regular panelist on the E! Network’s “Chelsea Lately”
- Ben also easily qualifies as “THE RANKING MEMBER” of Comedy Congress.
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