Monday, November 22, 2010

Patt Morrison for Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:30




1:30 - 1:58:30

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and TIME: the most important gift to give this Thanksgiving

Whether you’re looking for a hot meal or looking to dish one out this week, we’ve got you covered.  Just in time for Thanksgiving, Patt surveys volunteer opportunities and free events throughout the southland this holiday season, highlighting the work of groups like the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles, Operation Gratitude and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.  From the Inland Empire to the OC and throughout greater Los Angeles, whether you’ve got time, money or food to spare—or are in need of it—whether you’re looking for a child-friendly experience or a way to keep giving after the holiday, don’t miss this cornucopia of opportunity.  



David Levinson, founder and Executive Director of Big Sunday, an annual community service event held in Los Angeles. He is also the author most recently of “Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How absolutely anyone can pitch in, help out, give back, and make the world a better place”



With contributions from:

Charlie Othold, communications director for Operation Gratitude and a Vietnam Vet


Michael Flood of the Los Angeles regional food bank


Joe Schoeningh of the Orange County Second Harvest regional food bank


Mai Lee, volunteer coordinator, Midnight Mission



2:06 – 2:30

Two-a-Days with a conscience: how high school football is managing concussions

Unless you coached or officiated high school football you probably paid little attention to the implementation of California Interscholastic Federation Bylaw 313 at the beginning of this season, but it could change the face of amateur football.  Old-school high school football coaches were known for pushing their young players as hard as possible, even if they had their “bell rung” after a hard hit on the field.  In light of extensive recent research about the lifelong effects of concussions, especially on young, developing brains, high school football’s governing body started to look at a way to monitor and prevent head trauma in players during and after the games.  The result was Bylaw 313, which put the onus on coaches and referees to remove from a game any athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion.  Coaches and refs hated the rule at first but have since embraced it, and there’s little doubt that the parents of these players are appreciative.  Can young athletes play violent sports without long lasting consequences?



Marie Ishida, executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation


Anthony Carter, secretary of the California Football Officials Association of Los Angeles



Bob Johnson, head coach of the Mission Viejo High School Diablos football team




2:30 – 2:39




2:41 – 2:58:30

Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity

Did Brangelina adopt another child? What's the latest on Tiger Woods? President Obama is a smoker? The world's obsession with celebrity is no new thing, but why is it so widespread? What is it about movie stars, politicians, professional athletes, and other people of note that makes their lives so much more interesting than a run of the mill person's? In Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity,  Elizabeth Currid-Halkett explores the cultural phenomenon of celebrity arguing that the desire to "celebrate" some people while excluding others has widespread social implications including elevating and solidifying social strata and making or breaking careers and companies. Currid-Hackett examines celebrity, from the art world to Hollywood, tracing its impact on economics, geography, and networking.



Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, author of “Starstruck:  the business of celebrity” & an assistant professor of cultural economy at the USC School of Policy, Planning & Development




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