PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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1:06 – 1:19
Los Angeles 2009 - anything to get excited about?
What do you think was the biggest thing to happen in LA this year? The Mayor might have a very different idea… Antonio Villaraigosa on the best and worst of 2009 in our fair city.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
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1:21 – 1:39
1:41 – 1:58:30
Party-switching… will the real Republican please stand up?
Senator Arlen Spector switched from the GOP to the Dems, and Congressman Parker Griffith is now calling himself a Republican. The GOP is trolling for Democratic converts, targeting conservative-leaning Democrats in traditionally Republican districts. The hope is that public outcry against the health care reform deal will be so great that Representatives in swing districts will face little choice but to defect to the GOP. Is there any hope in the Republican strategy, and who comes out on top in the ole' party switcheroo?
David Mark, senior editor for Politico.com
The Cook Political Report
2:06 – 2:30
Is Obama tougher on immigration than Bush?
A new study finds that federal prosecutions of undocumented immigrants hit record levels this year--they are up almost 16% from last year. Immigration prosecutions made up more than half of all criminal cases brought by the federal government. And those cases are prosecuted with all deliberate speed. It typically takes about 460 days to prosecute a white-collar crime but only 2 days to speed through a federal immigration case. The numbers show that the Obama Administration has continued, and possibly accelerated, some of the immigration policies of the Bush Administration. Is Obama taking a hard-line stance on immigration enforcement now so he can push through some kind of amnesty program later?
Angelo Paparelli, partner at Seyfarth Shaw law firm
He blogs on immigration policy
National Council for La Raza
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
2:30 – 2:58:30
A double major in modern dance and…fat studies? Emerging academic fields
Fat liberation, fat politics, fat science—it’s a new and, yes, growing area of academia. As more Americans join the ranks of the obese, scholars are reevaluating fat as a health issue, and as a social and cultural one. The new field aims to take a critical lens to fat stereotypes, question media messages about weight and body image and call on its students to do the same. Is Fat Studies the Gender Studies of the next decade? Are they taking “fat” back? Patt gets some answers.
Esther D. Rothblum, professor of Women's Studies at
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Lisa Tealer, director of programs for the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA); and a contributing author to The Fat Studies Reader
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