PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, April 9, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:30 - 1:39
And the Pulitzer goes too…
The highest honor for excellence in journalism and the arts will be handed out on Sunday, which has everyone clamoring for any inkling of who the winner is. Have no fear, Patt Morrison is here. She sits down with a Pulitzer expert to get insight of who should be expecting to win one of the coveted awards, and whose going to have to go back to the drawing board.
Roy Harris Jr. is a former Los Angeles-based Wall Street Journal reporter who is the author of "Pulitzer's Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism”
1:41 – 1:58:30
Christopher Moore’s Bite Me: A Love Story
When we think of vampires we might think of famed characters from pop culture: Nosferatu, Anne Rice’s Lestat, and now Edward Cullen from the Twilight series. However, Christopher Moore’s concept of vampires is a little different; an amalgam of these creatures of the night live and work as normal citizens in San Francisco, running into trouble at every turn. From a humanlike cat to a gothic girl with a vampire obsession, Bite Me: A Love Story picks up where You Suck and Bloodsucking Fiends left off, and follows the vamps and their minions through their mischief and mayhem. It’s a book you can really sink your teeth into.
Christopher Moore, inventive and very funny author of comic horror. His latest is Bite Me: A Love Story.
2:06 – 2:30
Get your own damn coffee! Explosion in unpaid internships might be illegal…
It’s a long running joke that all interns do is get coffee and sort mail. Well the joke may be on the employer this time because sending interns to fetch coffee, pack boxes, or answer phones may not be kosher with the federal Labor Department. New investigations into these internships show that many companies have been breaking labor laws by requiring their interns to perform menial tasks rather than those that would teach them the skills needed for a future career in the field. Students, eager to start their careers and build their resumes, are all too willing to take unpaid internships and not so willing to complain or file a report against a company they hope will be their future employer. So what’s legal and what isn’t? Patt sends an intern to find out.
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M. Patricia Smith, federal Labor Department’s top law enforcement official - or -
Nancy J. Leppink, the acting director of the Labor Department’s wage and hour division.
Kathyrn Edwards, researcher at the Economic Policy Institute, co-author of new study on internships
Trudy Steinfeld, the director of
Sherene (sherr-EEN) Tagharobi (tag-ah-ROW-bee), USC Broadcast Journalism major graduating in May
2:30 – 2:58:30
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