Friday, January 15, 2010

Patt Morrison for Tues, 1/19/2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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 – 1:30

OPEN

 

1:30 – 2:00

Alan Alda has a “Human Spark”

He is known to many as the host of Scientific American Frontiers, known to others as Senator Vinick, though he may be known to most as the lovable lothario from the 4077th.   M*A*S*H*’s Alan Alda joins Patt in studio to discuss his new 3-part PBS series, “The Human Spark” and what exactly he learned while trying to answer the question – what makes humans human?

 

Alan Alda, actor, author and scientific spelunker

IN STUDIO

 

 

2:00 – 2:30

DO NOT PROMOTE – STUDY EMBARGOED UNTIL TUES. 1/19/10  12:01 A.M.

What is the state of marriage in the US?

While some are fighting feverishly for the right to marry, a new Pew study finds that fewer and fewer of us are actually doing it.  The rate of Americans between the ages of 30 - 44 who are married has declined by nearly 25% since 1970.  Pew tells us that geography has a lot to do with when, and how many times, a person gets married. The average age of a New Yorker marrying for the first time is 30, or older. And if it doesn't work out, only 2% get married a second time (maybe that's just cynicism).  The average age of a blushing bride in Arkansas, by contrast, is 24, or younger. And if it doesn't work out, 10% get married again and.....again (maybe that's just boredom). And there's some good news for the ladies....more and more women have income and educational levels that exceed that of their husbands--22% to be exact (that's up from 4% in 1970). We'll examine how the institution of marriage is changing, evolving, or maybe.....crumbling?

 

Richard Fry, senior researcher, “Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage”, at the Pew Research Center

 

D’Vera Cohn, senior writer, “Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage” and author and writer of “The States of Marriage and Divorce”, at the Pew Research Center

 

Andrew Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University and author, “The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family Today”

CALL

 

 

2:30 – 3:00

Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth

Lamaze, water births, doulas—giving birth seems to go through as many fads as fashion. In “Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth,” Dr. Randi Epstein illustrates how each development—and setback—from the invention of forceps and pain medications to womb-renting and experiments on female slaves in the 1800s, are a reflection of our society’s deepest desires and fundamental concerns.

 

Guest:

Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, medical journalist who writes for several national newspapers and is the author of “Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank”

CALL HER.