PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:39
NY passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights – is CA next?
There are hundreds of thousands “domestic laborers” hard at work in the households of
1:41 – 1:58:30
What do you get when you mix private funds with public funds? A big mess as the CSU system is finding out...
After the recent controversy surrounding Sarah Palin
Claudia Keith, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Public Affairs,
Leland Yee, California State Senator, Democrat from the San Francisco/San Mateo area
He has sponsored a bill that would require foundations and auxiliary organizations linked to public institutions to comply with the California Public Records Act.
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2:06 – 2:30
Hurricane Katrina’s long legacy
Much of the
Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian and Professor of History at
2:30 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
Garden State author Rick Moody joins Patt with his new novel The Four Fingers of Death about, well, husbands and wives, death and dying, astronauts and a lone human arm missing its middle finger, which is the only thing to return to earth from a mission to mars. It’s a bit unclear. Told as a series of blog posts by astronaut Jed Edwards while on a mission to mars gone disastrously wrong—and including an expansive (and messy) zero-gravity sex scene—the story follows the four fingered arm that may hold the secret to reanimation or may simply be an infectious killing machine. Commenting on everything from NAFTA’s economic impact to steroid use among professional baseball players, the corroding effects of the Internet and the increasingly crass entertainment industry, this is high satire. As one reviewer put it, Moody “takes the inane and makes it sincere”—it’s unclear what’s inane about this B-movie-style space opera-novel, but that’s what he’ll explain. Selected by the New Yorker as one of its original “20 under 40” writers to watch, 48 year-old Moody is back with his first novel in 5 years.
Rick Moody, author of Garden State (1992), The Diviners (2005) and most recently The Four Fingers of Death (2010)
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