Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Patt Morrison for Thursday, May 13, 2010--UPDATED

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 13, 2010

1-3 p.m.

 

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1:06 – 1:30

Judge orders injunction against LAUSD teacher layoffs in ACLU lawsuit

 

Guests:

Mark Rosenbaum, chief legal counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California

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Catherin Lhamon, (like layman) Director of Impact Litigation at Public Counsel

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  • Public Counsel is the largest pro bono public interest firm in the world.  Public Counsel, along with the ACLU and Morrison & Forester, brought the suit against LAUSD, targeting the three campuses of Samuel Gompers, Edwin Markham and John H. Lietchty middle schools, on behalf of the students.

 

More guests TBD

 

1:30 - 1:39

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1:41 – 1:58:30

David Mamet talks Mamet talk

Political progressive, card-carrying NRA member, theater icon—David Mamet has made a legend out of contrarian views as he has woven them through now-classic works like “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Speed-the-Plow” and “The Verdict.” Contrarian as always, Mamet’s latest musings in “Theatre,” call for nothing short of the death of the director and the end of acting theory.  Once again, Mamet throws down the gauntlet and slays some sacred theater cows in this manifesto.  So “Put that coffee down!”…and listen to this interview.


Guest:

David Mamet, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, Academy Award nominated screenplay “The Verdict,” and “Wag the Dog,” and Tony nominated play Speed-the-Plow. His latest book is “Theatre”

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2:06 – 2:39

‘Tis the season for deficits & pain: May revise promises to reignite California’s budget quagmire

$20 billion—again.  The bloated, ugly number that California cannot seem to escape is back again for its Spring sequel as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to release his May budget revision, which is expected to feature a deficit of at least $20 billion, roughly the same budget hole that has been hanging over the state for the past three years.  The May revision promises to offer no new taxes and “terrible cuts, absolutely terrible cuts” according to Schwarzenegger’s press secretary.  How do legislators and the Governor proceed, having failed so many times before to come up with lasting solutions?  Tax revenues are down and Republicans and the Governor refuse to consider tax increases; the Governor has abandoned his idea of raising $118 million with new oil drilling off the California coast; the Legislature has shot down several revenue-raising ideas, including the increased use of red-light cameras.  So where will the new ideas come from and how can California avoid this brutal rite of Spring passage?

 

Guests:

TBD:

Democratic State Senator

Republican State Senator

 

Dan Walters, political columnist for the Sacramento Bee

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Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project

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2:41 – 2:58:30

Dave Barry says he’ll mature when he’s dead

America’s true past time is comedy.  We might not have superior dramas, the scariest horrors, or the most tear-jerking love stories, but we know our comedy.  If America’s true past time is comedy, then Dave Barry might be our Joe DiMaggio.  The former syndicated columnist, whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers, has long been one of America’s favorite humorists.  Since retiring from his column in 2005, he has been through some momentous life events, including his son’s wedding, sundry medical assaults on his nether regions and riding a fire truck with Clarabelle the cow at Disney World.  Much like the world spinning, comedy doesn’t stop just because you retire, so in between watching TV, drinking beer, and passing gas, Dave managed to produce his new book, which he hopes will inspire the youth of the nation.  Inspire them to do what exactly?  Fetch him another beer and change the channel.

 

Dave Barry is the author of more than thirty books. He was a former columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers.

IN STUDIO

 

 

Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

Southern California Public Radio

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1 comment:

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