PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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1:06 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:58:30
Greatest most Facebooked generation: what’s new media doing to parents?
Parenting today isn’t just about experiencing and remembering the special moments, but doing them better than everyone else and broadcasting them to the entire Webiverse. Are digital tools like Facebook, Twitter, and the iPad making today’s parents multimedia producers? Do they make the unexamined life suddenly even less worth living? Do parents and children act differently if they know they’re being recorded and what does this do to our sense of privacy?
Virginia Heffernan, New York Times television critic & author of the “The Medium” blog at NYTimes.com
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2:06 – 2:30
Foreclosures continue to rise: can anything make them stop?
The numbers are staggering and still rising; a record 2.8 million home owners received at least one foreclosure notice last year but that’s not the worst of it. RealtyTrac predicts that nearly 4.5 million will go into foreclosure this year (1 in 20 homeowners). The situation is so bad that the Obama Administration recently announced that it is considering banning all foreclosures that have not been screened for possible modification. The U.S. Treasury Department says banning foreclosures is just one of several proposals they’ve got up their sleeve to help stem the tide. Will any of these proposals work, does more need to be done (and faster), how effective are current programs and what impact will these seemingly never-ending foreclosures have on the housing market and the economy?
Rick Sharga, senior vice president, RealtyTrac
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Alvina McHale, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, Financial Management
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Paul Leonard, director,
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Sharon Kinlaw, Fair Housing Counselor
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2:30 – 2:58:30
Judith Warner’s Got Issues
When should drugs be prescribed to control our children’s behavior? Judith Warner takes on this question in her new book “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication.” Based on five years of conversations with medicated children and their families, the doctors and psychologists who diagnose them and prescribe their medication, and the researchers and therapists who have studied the effects the drugs have had on children and their development, the New York Times bestselling author talks about what she discovered while writing the book and where the ongoing debate over medicating children goes from here.
Judith Warner is a former New York Times columnist and the author of “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication”
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