Thursday, July 22, 2010

Patt Morrison for Friday, July 23, 2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Friday, July 23, 2010

1-3 p.m.

 

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1:06 – 1:30

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1:30 - 1:58:30

The African American community’s haze over Prop. 19—the double edged sword of legalizing marijuana

There has, arguably, been no other community in California (and the entire country) that has been so heavily victimized both by the war on drugs and the drugs themselves than African Americans.  The rates of arrest, conviction and incarceration of blacks for drug crimes in California dwarf all other demographic groups; the rate of drug addiction in black neighborhoods is equally high.  Along comes Prop. 19, which promises the legalization of marijuana, and the choices that black voters must make in November become stark:  will making pot legal help to end the dramatic disparities in the prosecutions of drug cases against black defendants or will it unleash the full ravages of drug addiction on black communities?  A recent Field Poll found that 40% of black voters backed Prop. 19 while 52% opposed it.  What kind of impact would legalized marijuana use have on California’s African Americans?

 

Guests:

Alice Huffman, president of the California NAACP

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Rev. Darryl Barnard Heath, Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sacramento

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2:06 – 2:30

Countdown to SB 1070: Jorge Ramos’ “immigrant manifesto”

Many see Arizona’s immigration law as a potential catalyst for more sweeping, federal immigration reform.  Looking beyond the current divisiveness of SB1070, Univision political anchor and Mexican immigrant Jorge Ramos makes the case for a pragmatic and politically achievable solution to a currently “cruel and capricious system that doesn’t work, wastes billions of dollars, and which stands in direct opposition to our national principles.”  Patt continues our immigration series leading up to the scheduled implementation of Arizona’s SB 1070 next Thursday, July 29th with a man Time magazine calls one of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States.” 

 

Guest:
Jorge Ramos, Emmy Award winning journalist, syndicated columnist; Ramos anchors the nightly news, “Noticiero Univision,” and hosts “Al Punto,” a weekly political show on Univision, the country’s largest Spanish-language television network.  His latest book is “A Country for All: An immigrant Manifesto”

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  • Born in Mexico City, Ramos has lived in the United States for more than twenty-five years.

 

  • Hailed by Time magazine as one of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States

 

 

 

2:30 – 2:39

California’s rolling stone that roles no more: the demise of our state rock

 

Guests:

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State Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles

 

 

2:41 – 2:58:30

Down and Derby

The once dying sport of roller derby seems to be making a comeback – more than 17,000 skaters is more than 400 leagues around the world participate in roller derby. KPCC’s own Alex Cohen, or Axles of Evil as she’s known in the rink, is one of those skaters and she’s authored a book about derby to share her love of the sport with everyone. You probably didn’t know derby originated in the 1800’s or that it evolved from an endurance competition to become what it is today, a knockdown, fast moving, and violent contact sport that some women simply can’t get enough of. Alex joins Patt to discuss all things derby.

 

Guests:

Alex Cohen, host of All Things Considered on KPCC; author of “Down & Derby” & feared Derby girl “Axles of Evil”

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Jennifer Barbee, author of “Down & Derby” & infamous Derby girl “Kasey Bomber”

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Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

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