PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
THANKSGIVING DAY PROGRAM ON TAPE
Thursday, November 25, 2010
ENGINEER: PLEASE USE “DO NOT CALL” SPOT
1:00 – 2:00
Fostering the most vital safety net: the problems, and potential fixes, of
Too many children too easily fall through the cracks of society—unwanted or uncared for by parents who are either unwilling or unable to parent, foster kids are among the most vulnerable members of society and arguably most in need of a solid social safety net. The safety net has some gaping holes in it, and while controversial deaths of children in
Andrew Bridge, director of Child Welfare Initiative in Los Angeles, former foster youth (age 7 – 18), author of Hopes Boy (memoir about his experience in foster care), former Executive Director of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, former Fulbright Scholar, and graduate of Harvard Law School.
David Ambroz, Executive Director of the Los Angeles City College Foundation, member of the California Child Welfare Council and a former foster youth.
Leslie Heimov (HIGH- mauve), Executive Director, Children’s Law Center, Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, appointed to Child Welfare Counsel.
Trayvon Walker, foster reform advocate and former foster youth
Janis Spire, Chief Executive Officer, The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Laura Faer, Directing Attorney, Children’s Rights Project, Public Counsel
Daniel Heimpel (HIME-pull), Director, Fostering Media Connections and freelance journalist. He has covered foster care for the LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle and Newsweek.
George White, foster youth
Lola Bell, Zaneta Bell, Shimia Gray, Clarence Wade, Avery Bankston, former foster youths
2:00 – 3:00
AMERICAN RADIO WORKS DOCUMENTARY: TESTING TEACHERS
Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers. Politicians and education reformers are calling for big changes in how teachers are trained and evaluated – and in the way teachers are hired and fired too.