Friday, June 25, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, June 28, 2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Monday, June 28, 2010

1-3 p.m.

 

CALL-IN @ 866-893-5722, 866-893-KPCC; OR JOIN THE CONVERSATION ONLINE ON THE PATT MORRISON BLOG AT KPCC-DOT-ORG

 

 

1:06 – 1:39

OPEN

 

 

1:41 – 1:58:30

Cardinal sin: evidence of coordinated effort by the Catholic Church to hide assets

If the allegations prove true it will be the text-book definition of adding insult to injury:  facing lawsuits that could total in the hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts, there is mounting evidence that the Roman Catholic Church has been hiding and shielding assets from victims of priest sexual abuse.  Dan Rather, in his new role of investigative journalist on the HD Net show “Dan Rather Reports” found evidence that wealthy U.S. dioceses from California to Boston have claimed to be broke or filed for bankruptcy simply to avoid paying damages.  In some cases bishops have even used corporate shield laws to protect assets in abuse lawsuits.  Even when courts find that churches are liable for the sexual abuse carried out by their priests, can they be trusted to pay up?

 

Guests:

Dan Rather, host of “Dan Rather Reports” on HD Net

CALL HIM:

 

TBD:  representative of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Church diocese

 

 

2:06 – 2:30

In Afghanistan, it’s war… as usual

We are 8 ½ years into the War in Afghanistan, and June was the deadliest month for international troops in the war thus far. In addition to a bloody June, General McChrystal was asked to resign after controversial comments made in an interview, as he was replaced with returning cast member General David Petraeus. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime released a study that shows drug addiction in Afghanistan has increased to 800,000 Afghan adults, about 3%, in just the last 5 years.  Reports out of Congress suggest that the U.S. military is funding, both directly and indirectly through a corrupt Afghan government, the very same Taliban warlords that we’re supposed to be fighting. All of this has made the already unstable Afghanistan look like it could implode at any moment. So, what do we do next?

 

Guest:

UNCONFIRMED

Rep. John Tierney, D-6th District of Massachusetts; Chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security & Foreign Affairs

 

 

2:30 – 2:39

OPEN

 

 

2:41 – 2:58:30

Spiders! They’re creepy and crawly, but are they really that dangerous?

A spider is just one of those creatures greeted with an automatic “ick” from humans. They jump, they crawl, the hang from webs, and most importantly, they have fangs. Nonetheless, they’re here to stay. Some are poisonous, but many are harmless. So which spiders really warrant a scream and squish? Patt talks to an expert from the Los Angeles Natural History Museum to get the dirt on these creepy crawly neighbors. By the way, there’s a spider on your back.

 

Guests:

TBD