PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, September 17, 2010
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1:06 – 1:39
1:41 – 1:58:30
What’s the secret behind the most successful series in the history of basic cable? Chocolate. Well, that and a meticulously researched plotline, consulted on by the likes of former Los Angeles County district attorney Gil Garcetti, and a powerhouse of a leading lady, Kyra Sedgwick. Sedgwich stars as Los Angeles Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, a beautiful lady who means business. Currently in its sixth season, The Closer is reportedly averaging 7.1 million viewers per week, making it one of the top rated programs in the history of basic cable. Better yet for local audiences, “The Closer” is based on
Kyra Sedgwick, Golden Globe & Emmy-winning star of “The Closer”
James Duff, creator & producer of “The Closer”
Gil Garcetti, former District Attorney of Los Angeles County; executive consultant on “The Closer”
2:06 – 2:30
This little piggy went to market….without antibiotics?
If you’d like a side of bacon minus the antibiotics, you may soon be in luck. The FDA is expected to announce new and stricter guidelines on the use of antibiotics on animals within the next few months. Scientists and health experts, including the American Medical Association and the Infectious Disease Society of America, are pressuring the agency to intervene on behalf of public health. They contend that the use of antibiotics in healthy animals is unnecessary and is contributing to an emergence of “antibiotic-resistant bacteria”. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a letter to Congress noting a definitive link between “antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic resistance in humans”. Factory farmers say they rely on the use of antibiotics as a preventative measure to ensure that their livestock stay healthy. Furthermore, they claim that limiting the use of grow inducing antibiotics could have an economic impact, because it would force farmers to pay more for feed. The European Union banned the use of antibiotics in healthy animals in 2006, and farmers adapted without taking much of a financial hit. Could the
Gail R. Hansen, a veterinarian, former public health official and senior officer of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
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- She testified at the hearing on “Antibiotic Resistance and The Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture” on Wednesday, July 14. This hearing was the third and final hearing by the Subcommittee on Health on the topic of antibiotic resistance.
- She served on the executive board of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) for eight years and was the Infectious Disease Chair for the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists in 2007. Dr. Hansen is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and was a U.S. Congressional Fellow for the AVMA from 2008-2009.
- The Pew Charitable Trusts has been campaigning for limits on antibiotic use.
James R. Johnson, Professor of Medicine and Staff Physician at the
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- He says the scientific evidence is “unambiguously clear”.
- He speaks at briefings for US House and Senate staffers. He testified at a hearing on antibiotics in animal agriculture held by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce last July.
Dr. Howard Hill, a swine veterinarian and member of the National Pork Producers Council
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2:32 – 2:49
2:49 – 2:58:30
Il Postino – Daniel Catan’s premiere opera tells the story of poetry, passion and friendship
When Pablo Neruda accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971, he was beloved by his Chilean countryman and respected worldwide for his elegant sonnets and often sensual poems, some addressed to tomatoes, to salt, to a pair of knitted socks. Chilean novelist Antonio Skarmeta in 1985 based his novella “Il Postino” on Neruda’s life story, and that story is the basis for a successful film of the same name. Now, in the year of the 200th anniversary of the independence of both Chile and Mexico, another interpretation has arrived with the premiere at LA Opera of composer Daniel Catan’s work, written for and starring Placido Domingo as Neruda. As the composer and music professor sits down with Patt, we hear about the inspiration and influences that spurred him to take on this complex and fascinating subject.
PATT: Il Postino premieres at LA Opera on Thursday, September 23rd, with performances through October 16th.
Daniel Catan, composer and Professor of Music at the College of the Canyons
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Placido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera. He is performing the role of Pablo Neruda in Il Postino.
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