PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, March 8, 2010
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1:21 – 1:30
From the bright lights of Broadway back to the brig: the saga of prosecuting Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
After withering political pressure and a flood of pragmatic concerns—everything from crowd control to fears of another terrorist attack—it appears that the Obama Administration is backtracking on its pledge to try the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, in a civilian court in
Vijay Padmanabhan, visiting assistant professor at Cardoza Law School and former chief counsel on Guantanamo & Iraq detainee litigation at the State Department from 2003 – ‘08
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1:30 - 1:58:30
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic Inc. teamed up last spring to conduct a massive survey of K-12 teachers in every state to add their input to the debate over education reform. The survey of 40,000 plus teachers showed that most were much more concerned with the well-being of their students than with their own compensation. The inclusion of tougher academic standards to be applied across the country was also a goal, and many teachers want a system based more on career preparation than on standardized testing. We talk to a survey expert from the Scholastic Foundation and collect our own input from local teachers.
Margery Mayer, (my-AIR) president of Scholastic Education, Scholastic Inc.
Paul Miller, executive director of Teach For America--
2:06 – 2:30
Packing heat in Starbucks: the slow erosion of gun restrictions in the U.S.
When Barack Obama was elected President conservative gun rights activists went into a frenzy: reports of huge spikes in sales of guns and ammunition came in across the country, on the fear that the new liberal president would move quickly to impose new gun restrictions. Ironically the opposite has happened in the first year under President Obama: several states have begun to scale back gun restrictions (allowing guns in bars, guns in national parks and allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a special permit) and the federal government is so far looking the other way. In fact, President Obama himself stated last year that he will not be seeking to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired back in 2004. Could Barack Obama go down in history as a protector of gun rights?
Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
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David Rittgers, legal policy analyst, CATO institute
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2:30 – 2:58:30
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