Monday, July 19, 2010

Patt Morrison for Tuesday, 7/20/2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 20, 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

 

1:00 – 1:20

OPEN

 

 

1:20 – 1:40

Female soldiers on the front line

Since the cap keeping the percentage of women serving in the military at 2% was lifted in the 1970s the female soldiers serving in the U.S. armed services have slowly been allowed to work in almost every area of the military - most recently being allowed, pending congressional approval of course, to serve on nuclear submarines. Women now make up 14% of the military and there are 29,000 currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. So what is the brass ceiling for women in the military? Direct combat. Female soldiers outside of the defined combat zones are currently being killed by the same ambush attacks and I.E.D.s as the male troops they live and serve with – so, how does the official policy preventing women from joining ground units apply in a war that many have said has no traditional front line?

 

Guests:

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D – CA) representing California’s 47th district

SHE CALLS US

 

Laura Browder, author of “When Janey Comes Marching Home” and professor in the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University

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1:40 – 2:00

The new plan to fight HIV/AIDS

The XVIII International AIDS Conference kicked of this last weekend in Vienna, Austria and over the next few days the more than 20,000 participants will be hearing from leading scientists, people living with AIDS as well as such international heavy hitters as President Bill Clinton and South African Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. Since the first cases of HIV were recognized 30 years ago more than 25 million people have died from AIDS. Here in the US 56,000 people are newly infected each year. This administration has pledged funding to implement a new strategy to refocus existing efforts but how do you fight an unwavering epidemic? As the world gathers to discuss how to battle this virus we look at the new plan on both the national and local level.  

 

Guests:

Jeffrey Crowley, is the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy at the White House

ON TAPE:

 

Craig Thompson, executive director at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

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            PATT – Craig is currently in Vienna at the conference.

 

 

 

2:00 – 2:30

America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio lays down the law on immigration

As the July 29th enactment of Arizona’s SB 1070 nears, numerous states are making headway on their own immigration laws, even with the impending legal battle between the federal government and the Grand Canyon state.  While Arizona’s law is in the hot seat, infamous Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio aims to house all arrested illegal immigrants in “Tent Cities,” which were set up in the desert to hold over 1,000 prisoners.  Arpaio’s controversial tactics, which include parading prisoners in pink underwear, may permeate over into the county’s handling of illegal immigrants, as the sheriff vows to continue following state immigration laws.  He has already launched the county’s 16th crime and immigration sweep, targeting drug and immigrant smugglers.  But what does this mean for the bigger task of national immigration reform, the federal lawsuit against Arizona and how other states are taking after Arpaio and his state’s actions?  We continue the conversation on immigration, as Sheriff Arpaio talks with Patt and takes your questions or comments.

 

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ; known for his controversial policing tactics; dubbed as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

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2:30 – 2:40

OPEN

 

2:41 – 2:58:30

Is it illegal to film the police?

High-profile cases of late, most notably Johanes Mehserle’s trial, have relied in part on video footage from cell phones taken by bystanders.  In addition to a proliferation of this type of evidence, has come an increase in arrests of civilians using portable video cameras and cell-phones to document police conduct.  But is this an arrestable offense?  Police and government agencies record civilian conduct from police car dashboards and on security cameras, so should civilians also be allowed to record police in public places? Patt reads between the lines of the law and consults from civil liberties experts.

 

Guests:

Peter Bibring, staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California; he specializes in police practices and the first amendment

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UNCONFIRMED – DO NOT PROMOTE THIS GUEST:

Representative from the LAPD

 

 

 

 

1 comment:

曾法幸 said...

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