PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
Reading the economic tea leaves of 2011
The Economist editor Daniel Franklin joins Patt with his predictions for the biggest global economic stories of 2011. Just in time for the magazine’s yearly publication of its “World in…” feature, which predicts the trends, issues and people who will shape the year ahead, Franklin fields your questions and Patt’s about everything from currency wars stoked by the G-20 and historic bailouts in Europe to the vulnerability of micro-lending and a new majority in Congress. Plus, a look back at the past 25 years, what predictions the publication got right and wrong, and how that bodes for the global economic recovery outlook.
Daniel Franklin, Editor of The Economist’s “World in…,” an annual feature focusing on the trends, issues and ideas that will shape the year ahead.
World AIDS Day 2010 – we’re ahead in research, but how does the
From preventive education to preemptive medication the world has come a long way since the first recorded AIDS cases in the early 1980s. According to the CIA World Factbook there are more than 1.2 million HIV positive people living in the
Cornelius Baker, an AIDS expert at the Academy for Educational Development and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He is also Project Director, NIAID HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative at the
Dr. Stephen Brown, Medical Director of the AIDS Research
2:30 – 3:00
The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw, Emotional World of Male Teens
It seems that teenagers in general have it rough these days, but recently, many books and articles have surfaced referencing a “Boy Crisis” – reports of boys failing academically, socially, and emotionally are abundant. Researchers have found that grades and test scores are dropping, while the rates of drug use, depression, and ADD diagnoses are rapidly rising. Journalist Martha Saval explored the lives of ten male teens, all from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, and discovered through her extensive interviews with them that all is not lost. In The Secret Lives of Boys, Saval shares their stories and reveals their thoughts and feelings on a plethora of topics, from family to their own identities. It seems the boys are far from being in crisis or unemotional – they simply want to be heard and understood in a rapidly adapting era.
Malina Saval, writer who has worked as a journalist and teacher; she’s mentored teens, led study tours for teens, and written stories about teens.