PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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1:06 – 1:30
A World Without Ice: is our environmental future inevitable or avoidable?
Depressing reports from the polar ice caps have now become standard monthly affairs: ice shelves and glaciers are melting at increasingly rapid rates, and summers are now virtually ice-free in the
Henry Pollack, professor of geophysics at the
1:30 - 1:39
1:41 – 1:58:30
2:06 – 2:30
Why not tackle another huge issue? Immigration reform starts again in Congress
For a Congress that was already overwhelmed and overloaded with critically important policy issues, what’s the harm of throwing one more divisive and complex problem into the mix. The “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security & Prosperity Act of 2009” was introduced yesterday as another stab at settling the question of some 10 million illegal immigrants currently living and working in the U.S. Among other features, the bill would strengthen border security, created a streamlined employment verification system and the always controversial “earned legalization program.” Does the bill have a chance, and can Congress give its proper attention to immigration reform?
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois; author of the new “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for
Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona
2:30 – 2:58:30
I See Rude People
Rude people are everywhere, as they always have been. But what’s the best way to stop them? Advice Goddess columnist Amy Alkon is a little more forthright than Emily Post might be; from noisy cell phone chatters to crying babies in restaurants, she takes no prisoners. Is it the only way to fight back or does fighting rudeness with rudeness only double it?
Amy Alkon, author of “I See Rude People: One woman’s battle to beat some manners into impolite society”
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