Friday, June 4, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, June 7, 2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Monday, June 7, 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 – 1:30

OPEN

 

 

1:30 - 1:58:30

Handicapping the 2010 primary & general elections

While it will be mostly Republicans slugging it out in key primary races tomorrow, the main brawl is just 48 hours away and it promises to be a doozy.  The 2010 election cycle in California is guaranteed to have a major impact, given the level of contested offices (one U.S. Senator, one state governor, the attorney general and more), but in the face of a lousy economy and horrid budget mess these races become all the more compelling.  Who wins in the race for conservative voters among Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner for governor, and will the eventual winner be able to race back to the center to meet Democrat Jerry Brown in November?  Can Tom Campbell overtake favorite Carly Fiorina for the Senate seat, and will the winner knock out incumbent and vulnerable Democrat Barbara Boxer?  What is the mood of the California electorate when our state government seems as dysfunctional as ever?  Former governor Gray Davis and more help to handicap tomorrow’s election and beyond.

 

Guests:

Gray Davis, former governor of California (1999-2003). He is currently Of Counsel to the law firm Loeb & Loeb LLC.

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MORE GUESTS TBA

 

 

2:06 – 2:30

Objectively diagnosing the hyperactively diagnosed ADHD

With the anecdotal evidence it seems like almost every young person has it:  Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder has become a common diagnosis for children and young adults who perform poorly in school, have behavioral problems or both.  As of 2006 4.5 million children from 5 – 17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD, and it is estimated that anywhere from 3% - 7% of school-aged children suffer from ADHD.  But those fluctuating numbers proves the problem:  there’s a lot of subjectivity that goes into the diagnosis of ADD & ADHD, and in a sense it’s become a catch-all disorder for anyone who exhibits some signs of impatience and hyperactivity.  Can there be a better way to diagnose ADD & ADHD?  Researchers are hard at work to develop an objective test to diagnose a disorder that critics say has been rampantly over diagnosed by pill-pushing doctors.  Is it possible?

 

Guests:

Dr. Martin H. Teicher, psychiatrist, Director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital (A Harvard Medical School affiliate)

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  • He created an "objective" test for A.D.H.D called the Quotient A.D.H.D System. His goal is to find biological evidence to help doctors diagnose Attention Disorders.
  • Dr. Teicher has served an an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Developmental Psychopharmacology Laboratory at the Mailman Research.

 

James M. Swanson, developmental psychologist and attention researcher at the University of Irvine

CALL HIM:

  • He supports Dr. Teicher's research, but has questions about whether his system is more reliable than a doctor's diagnose.

 

 

 

2:30 – 2:39

OPEN

 

 

2:41 – 2:58:30

Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

You may think you’re a music lover, but to a drooling fanatic, you’re simple enjoyment of Frank Sinatra or the Grateful Dead is miniscule.  A “drooling fanatic,” as defined in Steve Almond’s new book Rock and roll will save your life, is the wannabe rock star whose undying love for music finds solace in listening to a song or album a hundred times over.  And they probably loved “This is Spinal Tap.”  Almond satirizes his own fascination with the rock and roll lifestyle, and includes musical anecdotes from both his and others’ experiences with music. 

 

Guest:

Steve Almond, short story writer, essayist and author of books, such as Candyfreak: a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America (2004).

IN-STUDIO

 

 

Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

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1 comment:

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