PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, September 20, 2010
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1:06 – 1:19
1:21 – 1:58:30
Clash of the American political movements: Progressives vs. the Tea Party
While Tea Partiers are darlings of the political press in the last few months, racking up several impressive wins in Senate, House & gubernatorial primary elections, just two years ago it was liberal progressives that were on the march. Emboldened by the end of George W. Bush’s term and the historic opportunity put a left-leaning, African American president in the White House, progressives turned out in droves and produced a solid Democratic majority in Congress. What a difference two years makes: with 2008 a distant memory, the Tea Party is now the movement of the moment, taking their small government, socially conservative ideals into the mainstream and crowding out disheartened progressives in the process. While 2010 looks like it belongs to the Tea Party there is sure to be an epic clash between these two movements in 2012. We get a glimpse of what sets progressives apart from Tea Partiers, and what policy battles they will fight from now until the next presidential election.
Jamie Court, author of “The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell” and president of Consumer Watchdog
Ryan Hecker, organizer of the Contract from American & Houston Tea Party Society member
2:06 – 2:30
The world of loan modifications: how to stay afloat and keep on keepin
How do you get a loan modification? What does that really mean, anyway? ProPublica posed the question to 718 homeowners and came up with simple tips, including: don
Paul Kiel, reporter for ProPublica
Lisa Sitkin, staff attorney for Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, a
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2:30 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
Neil Sedaka: the man, the voice and a children’s CD
Where would pop music and rock n’ roll be without Neil Sedaka? Well, it would mean many musicians would never have reached the Top 40 without the lyrics he penned. At the ripe age of 16, Sedaka published his first song and both Sedaka and close friend Howard Greenfield eventually became the go-to songwriters of the 50s and 60s. While his most famous songs have topped the charts, the changing environment of music and record labels in the 80s welcomed Sedaka with unopened arms. But in the past 10 years, Sedaka has seen much success and recently published a children’s CD and book “Waking Up Is Hard to Do,” based off his famous song “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.” Patt talks with the singer-songwriter about his illustrious musical career and what’s ahead for pop music.
PATT: Neil will be signing his book tonight at 6 pm at Borders in
Neil Sedaka, American pop singer and songwriter, whose most famous songs include “Calendar Girls” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”; Sedaka recently recorded a children’s CD and book, entitled “Waking Up Is Hard To Do”
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