PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, February 8, 2010
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HR 1 BILLBOARD
1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:39
Is the cost of individual health insurance out of reach?
Anthem Blue Cross, the state's largest for-profit health insurer, has announced that beginning March 1 they are raising their rates on approximately 800,000 individual subscribers. Some have seen their rates rise by as much as 39% since the company raised rates last year. Are the back-to-back hikes due to "rising health costs" as Blue Cross claims or are these rate hikes in anticipation of a health care reform bill? Insurance commissioner Steve Poizner's office claims they will investigate but will it be in time to save more and more Californians from falling into the ranks of the uninsured?
Dr. Mark Weiss, podiatrist in
Bill Robinson, owner and insurance agent for the Palm Canyon Insurance Agency (an insurance broker)
1:41 – 1:58:30
This Oscar season is looking especially Precious
Out of the ten movies up for the best picture Oscar, there is one that seems to have left the most meaningful impact on audiences—“Precious,” the film adaptation of the novel Push by Sapphire, deals head-on with the immensely uncomfortable subjects of incest, abuse and poverty. Director Lee Daniels has earned a Best Director nomination for his work on “Precious’ but this isn’t his first dance with the Oscars—he was the first African-American sole producer of an Academy Award-winning film for producing “Monster’s Ball,” yet another envelope-pushing movie. Lee Daniels joins Patt for our first in a series of conversations with Oscar nominees.
Lee Daniels, director of “Precious” and Academy Award nominee for Best Director
2:06 – 2:30
Teachers’ $43-billion headache: CalSTRS could be broke in 35 years
Public employee pensions have been having problems across the country, on state and municipal levels, but here in
Jack Ehnes, Chief Executive Officer of the
2:30 – 2:58:30
Managing pain in children
For a parent, watching your child suffer is an excruciating experience. For some parents this struggle is a horrifying daily reality. With treatments that very from intensive prescription drugs to holistic solutions - how is a parent to know what is right for their child? Patt talks with a leading expert in the field of pediatric pain management about the differences in acute and chronic pain, why some children heal and others continue to suffer and takes your questions.
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Pediatric Pain Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
Phone: (626) 585-3063
Cell: (206) 661-3251
Fax: (626) 585-7916