PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 8, 2010
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1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:40
Laurence Fishburne takes on a very different role in “Thurgood”
When the name Laurence Fishburne finds its way into conversation, the first image that pops into most people’s minds is that of The Matrix character Morpheus clad in leather duster and sunglasses. But Fishburne will trade in the black coat for a black robe as he portrays Thurgood Marshall in the stage production of Thurgood, which opens at the Geffen tomorrow night. Alex chats with Fishburne about his decision to take on the role and what it means to him.
Laurence Fishburne, actor, writer, producer and director in film, TV and theatre
Geffen Playhouse - Thurgood
1:40 – 2:00
Oh, the sweet feeling of summer in
Arvind Manocha, Chief Operating Officer for the
Yatrika Shah-Rais (YAH-trih-kah SHAW-REES), senior program specialist and programmer of Sunset Concerts for the
- The Skirball’s free Sunset Concerts, celebrating musical traditions from around the globe, are presented Thursday evenings, July 22–August 26.
Jane Pisano (pih-ZAHN-oh), President and Director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
- The original home of the Museum: the Beaux-Arts 1913 Building is opening to the public on July 11, after a five-year renovation. The transformation includes a spectacular new Age of Mammals permanent hall; What on Earth?, a modern-day cabinet of curiosities; and Life through the Ages, an exhibition of paintings by the iconic Charles Knight.
Hollywood Bowl website:
Skirball Cultural Center
LA Eventful website:
Reducing military and Pentagon spending… a bipartisan plan
An actual bipartisan agreement?! With heated tea party protests and a slew of budget and spending reforms coming from left and right, both literally and figuratively, it seems extremely difficult to make a bipartisan decision in Congress. But a new proposed spending decrease by the Sustainable Defense Task Force may just be the answer to the country’s mounting financial woes and the bipartisan ticket to budget reform. The plan: reduce military spending by $1 trillion while still keeping us safe. But there’s a catch. There would be a reduction of 200,000 military personnel and cuts in research and other programs. Is this the best way to reduce spending and kick up our economy? Should job loss be the sacrifice for our fiscal woes? Patt talks with Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Ron Paul, the two seemingly different congressmen who’ve pushed for this bipartisan budget reform. Is this the ticket to economic turn-around and will the military even agree?
Congressman Barney Frank (Democrat-Massachusetts), House Financial Services Committee Chair; he oversees the Sustainable Defense Task Force
WILL CALL IN
Congressman Ron Paul (Republican -
WEB PLEASE LINK:
Debts, Deficits and Defense: A way forward (full report by Sustainable Defense Task Force):
Reuters article: Task force sees Pentagon cuts key to
2:30 – 2:40
2:40 – 3:00
Kevin Starr “Golden Gate: the life and times of
Kevin Starr, professor of history at USC; former California State Librarian and State Librarian Emeritus; he is best-known for his multi-volume series on the history of