Monday, March 7, 2011

Patt Morrison for Tues, 3/8/2011


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

1-3 p.m.




1:00 – 1:40

OPEN – SEGS 1 and 2


1:40 – 1:55

Seg 3

Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend

For a mere investment of $100,000 you could have Rover or Fido duplicated, but should you? Since 2005, when the first canine was cloned by scientists in South Korea, an American company has been marketing the service and holding the cells of customers’ pets, with the promise they would have their animals back one day through cloning. In his new book, Dog, Inc., investigative reporter and dog-lover John Woestendiek has taken an in-depth look inside the science, the business, the ethics of and the expectations for animal cloning and asks if our obsession with our pets is leading us into a world of opportunists,  eccentrics and Frankenstein-style science.



John Woestendiek (WEHSS-tehn-dee-ick), Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter. Dog, Inc. is his first book.

  • Woestendiek and his shelter dog, Ace, moved out of their house in Baltimore and are currently on a months-long journey across America, which includes retracing the path John Steinbeck took for his book, Travels With Charley. Their adventures are recorded in the blog “Travels with Ace.”
  • They were last sighted in Winston-Salem, Oregon.



John Woestendiek


Dog, Inc.




Travels with Ace


2:00 – 2:40

Segs 1 and 2

The Tax Man cometh – countdown to April 18

While the Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to April 18 this year for filing 2010 tax returns, giving procrastinators everywhere three extra days to put off the inevitable, those 72 hours may only prolong the pain for some. You may be one of 140 million individuals filing returns this year and, as you put your paperwork together, have last minute questions and concerns or be tempted to take a shortcut. But we have some advice - be careful, be smart – and don’t try to fool the tax man.



John W. Roth, senior tax analyst at CCH Group, a leading provide of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals


  • (He is not an expert on California state taxes.)
  • Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns.
  • The IRS expects to receive more than 140 million individual tax returns this year, with most of those being filed by the April 18 deadline.



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PATT: Up next, we’ll be continuing the conversation with… / NEW SEGMENT


2:40 – 2:55

Seg 3

Harnessing elusive energy – oceans to autos

Energy is everywhere; technology is almost everywhere, but opportunities are lost when they don’t work together. Imagine that you could harness the energy lost in braking your car; use the difference between the warm surface temperatures and cold depths of the ocean to generate electricity; or harvest the power released when fresh and salt water meet and blend. These unconventional energy sources could potentially provide enormous new supplies of electricity, but each carries significant challenges in development from theory to practice. Will we ever see a day when the kinetic motion of your automobile will feed the grid that lights your house and runs your computer? 






Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2011 - Tech to the Rescue







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