Friday, July 16, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, July 19, 2010


Monday, July 19, 2010

1-3 p.m.





1:00 – 1:30



1:30 - 1:50

One fish, two fish… no fish—why our reliance on four fish types may be hurting the environment

Overfishing, intensive and cramped “fish farms” and cages: why can’t fish be free-range, like those chickens or how they live in the wild?  As humans demand mass production of everything, it seems like our diet is one of those, as we breed and kill millions of cows, chickens, pigs and fish.  But do we really need to go to all these hazardous lengths just to get salmon and snapper to every restaurant and market?  Actually no, says author Paul Greenberg in his new book “Four Fish: the future of the last wild food.”  Just as we’ve selected only a few meat sources for widespread consumption, we’ve done the same with fish in choosing salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna for every menu.  But all those farms and cages won’t keep up with the demand for these four fish, unless we change our mainstream diets, expand our fish choices and find better ways to catch and farm the ‘last wild food.’



Paul Greenberg, contributor and writer for the New York Times Magazine and National Geographic; author of “Four Fish: the future of the last wild food”



PATT: Paul has a special event at the sustainable AMMO restaurant in Hollywood on August 8—they’ll be hosting a conversation with him and then a meal with sustainable seafood.  No tickets needed, just a reservation. You can find more information on the Patt Morrison web page

For reservations: 323-467-3293



Buy it on Amazon: "Four Fish: the future of the last wild food"




Seafood Watch Program




International Seafood Sustainability Foundation



1:50 – 1:58:30

So how (and where in LA) DO you eat seafood sustainably?

Choosing salmon over steak may seem like the healthier, greener choice.  There isn’t all the baggage that comes with one cow because, hey, there are millions of fish in the sea.  Americans love fish-it’s even in fancy cat food!  But it seems that the all-you-can-eat sushi days are numbered, as many are worrying about weather seafood is actually sustainable.  The L.A. based public forum Zócalo paired up with food critic Jonathan Gold and others to wrangle with how we can still enjoy fish, but at a more environmentally friendly level.  Maybe Jesus should get those baskets out again.



Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic for LA Weekly and former writer for Gourmet Magazine



2:00 – 2:30

Difficult, mean children… good parents may plant bad seeds 

Children are mirror reflections of their parents.  For a troubled teen with bad parents or a responsible child of equally responsible parents, this phrase may be true.  But what about the bad apple that lands far from the good tree?  What about these misbehaving, rude and difficult children who come from caring and seemingly well-fit parents?  Child psychiatrists are now finding that it’s more the nature of the children, rather than their environments. “The illness is often in the child and [the] family responses may aggravate the scene but not wholly create it,” Dr. Theodore Shapiro, a child psychiatrist, said.  But what is a parent to do with a seemingly bad seed, give up or turn to medical intervention? 



Richard A Friedman, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College; he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times science section where he writes on behavioral science. 



  • His article, “Accepting That Good Parents May Plant Bad Seeds,” appeared in the July 12th New York Times. 



Accepting That Good Parents May Plant Bad Seeds


Richard A. Friedman, M.D.



2:30 – 3:00

Pete Carroll looks to the future

Pete Carroll has led the USC Trojans to two national championships and seven Pac-10 titles during his nine-year reign as head football coach.  But he’s also watched as both he and his former team are slammed with NCAA penalties over Reggie Bush’s banned perks and Carroll’s hiring of an extra coach.  He’s an influential fixture in the realm of football, leaving a distinctive legacy at USC.  But what exactly drives this “Coach of the Decade”?  His tried-and-true philosophy of ‘win forever’ embraces competition and striving to your top potential.  It’s a philosophy he implements on and off the field, especially in his organization, A Better L.A., which tries to diminish the gang-ridden city.  But can this philosophy actually change the streets of Los Angeles and work towards the success of his new team, the Seattle Seahawks?



Pete Carroll, coach of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, former head coach of the USC Trojan football team; author of “Win Forever: Live, Work and Play like a Champion”




Making a Better L.A.: Coach Carroll and his efforts to positively impact the gang-ridden culture of the city; August 13, 2007


Carroll’s rules violation could hurt USC,0,7898776.story


Buy it on Amazon: “Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion”




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