Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Patt Morrison for Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:19




1:21 – 1:39

Haiti in recovery – two doctors make a difference

Haiti is a second home to Dr. Evan Lyon, physician with Partners in Health, and as he drove through the streets of Port-au-Prince a few days after the tremendous earthquake in January of 2010, this is what he wrote to his associates from the scene:  “people cooking, talking, some singing and crying. people are kind, calm, generous to us and others. even with hundreds lying on the ground, open fractures, massive injuries of all kinds. there are [a] few dead bodies on the street. stench is everywhere. the city is changed forever.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and another respondent to the Haitian disaster, operated on a young girl with a serious head injury who had been airlifted to the U.S.S. Vinson. Both men have made repeated visits to the country since last year and we talk to them about the challenges to recovery and the political and structural issues facing this small nation and those who are trying to help.



Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN and a practicing neurosurgeon.



  • Dr. Gupta was among the very first journalists to arrive in Haiti immediately following the massive earthquake and its aftermath in January 2010. He has continued to travel regularly to Haiti to report on breaking news and the ongoing medical capacity challenges faced by the nation. He was scheduled to be there today, but was unable to travel because of the winter storms in the east.
  • Follow-up: last year, at the Navy's request, Dr. Gupta operated
    on a young girl, Kimberly, with a serious head injury who had been airlifted onto
    the U.S.S. Vinson.  The medical commander of the ship saw Sanjay
    reporting on TV and called CNN to ask if he would come to perform the
  • He has been in continual touch with Sean Penn about the
    challenges his NGO has faced - cholera, slow medical supplies, tents,
    security.  There have been a lot of celebrities working diligently, and
    pretty consistently to try to bring help there.



Dr. Evan Lyon, physician with the group Partners in Health who has spent years working in Haiti.



  • Political and structural issues around recovery in Haiti
  • Suggests starting with some of the long-term public health and medical infrastructure / education challenges in Haiti - something Partners in Health is directly involved with. 
  • Haiti has been a second home to him for many years




1:41 – 1:58:30

Texting for that gold star: school board considers banning student-teacher social networking

It’s generally accepted that the teachers who make themselves the most available—who hold office hours, organize field trips and take any additional interest in their students’ lives—are usually the better teachers. But those levels of involvement are becoming increasingly blurred as social media allows the confines of the classroom to expand—is it okay for a teacher to Facebook friend a student? For a student to text a teacher? In an attempt to put an end to risky student-teacher conduct, the Virginia Board of Education this week is preparing to ban teacher-student text messaging, social networking and online gaming. Under the proposed rules, teachers would only be allowed to communicate with students via school-sponsored platforms and would be required to report any other interactions to school officials. Proponents of the rules say they set guidelines for an otherwise nebulous gray area of student-teacher conduct while opponents say digital communication allows students new platforms on which to collaborate and that a written record of communication provides accountability for all parties. Are these guidelines a necessary clarification or a micromanaging of time outside the classroom?




Karen Sternheimer, a University of Southern California sociology professor specializing in youth and media; she is the author of Connecting Popular Culture and Social Problems: Why the Media is not the Answer




2:06 – 2:39




2:41 – 2:58:30

Award season series: The King's Speech

A beautifully told story and highly acclaimed film about a man who would become king, but who had anything but a privileged, unchallenged life.  Afflicted with a terrible stammer, at a time when radio (and therefore one's voice) was a critical medium for those in power, and the scars of an emotionally detached and abusive childhood, King George VI (Colin Firth) overcame his condition with the help of a most unlikely man.  Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), the king's vocal coach, never succumbed to the vast differences in their status and upbringing and was able to treat the Duke of York (who later became king) as his equal.  Logue's ability to act as a friend and confidant enabled the king to step out of the shadows that haunted him and discover the strength of his own voice.  The King's Speech is nominated for seven Golden Globe awards including best picture, best actor and best supporting actor.  Patt talks to the director of the film about the importance of history, personal growth, and his disappointment with the R rating the film received.  He also tells us which lines from the film were uttered by King George--the real King's speech, if you will.



Tom Hooper, director, “The King's Speech”



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