Friday, August 13, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, Aug 16th, 2010

 

 

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Monday, August 16, 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 – 1:19

Open

 

 

1:30 - 1:58:30

South Carolina helps you stomach the cost

Attention: are you obese, do you work in a government job and live in South Carolina? Well if you said yes to those questions, do we have a surprise for you, courtesy of the good tax-payers of the Palmetto State.  In an attempt to curb the state’s growing obesity problems, starting in January, South Carolina will cover gastric-bypass surgery through its state health plan.  As of now they will only be covering 100 people statewide, which will be issued on a first-come first-served basis, but many people think that this will only scratch the surface.  Obesity rates in South Carolina have doubled since 1990 with 30 percent of adults being defined as overweight.  Has the obesity epidemic expanded to the point that we aren’t taking small steps to prevent an invasive procedure but using an invasive procedure as a new form of prevention?  And is obesity becoming the new alcoholism, a problem with a once moral dimension that’s now being patholigized?

 

Guests:

 

NOT CONFIRMED

Representative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

Representative from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy

 

2:06 – 2:39

The 99er club

What do you do when you’ve been out of work so long that you’ve maxed out your unemployment benefits?  You become a member of the “99er” club.  It’s what a growing number of the jobless are calling themselves now that they have exhausted their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.  Many of their members, once gainfully employed and enjoying a middle-class lifestyle, are now confronting their bleak and often hopeless economic realities.  Some are pushing Congress for help, but the political landscape—Republicans are reluctant to extend benefits for fear of increasing the national debt—makes the likelihood of getting federal assistance seem slim to none.  So what are the options and the real-world ramifications of long-term unemployment?  And what is the psychological toll one pays for membership in the 99er club?

 

Guests:

Slyvia Allgretto, labor economist, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, University of California, Berkeley

 

UNCONFIRMED

Expert on the psychological effects of long-term unemployment

 

2:41 – 2:58:30

Rosanne Cash 'composes' her musical life in memoir

With Johnny Cash as her father and over 14 albums under her belt, it’s no doubt that music runs through Rosanne Cash’s veins.  In her new memoir “Composed,” Cash recounts her childhood, marred by her famous father’s routine absence and drug use, and her rise to country music fame.  “Composed” is a collection of memories that highlight her life, constantly surrounded by music, and her relationship with her father and his second wife, June Carter Cash.  Patt talks with Rosanne about her transition from “Johnny Cash’s daughter” to a country music star.

 

Guest:

Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash and author of Composed

 

 

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