PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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1:06 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:58:30
What will the post-recession house look like?
There were no green shoots in February’s home-building industry numbers: the
Katherine Perez, executive director,
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Phyllis Alzamora, executive director, Orange County and Inland Empire district council of the Urban Land Institute, which studies trends in housing and development
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2:06 – 2:19
Can protests in
Ugly scenes are emerging from
Salman Shaikh, director of the
2:21:30 – 2:39
One size does NOT fit all – where you shop determines what size you buy
Are you used to walking into a store and selecting a pant or dress in a particular size, taking it into the fitting room and having a good chance of a good fit? Not any more… you can go from store to store and find you’re a size 4 in one, a size 6 in another and a size 10 in still another. Frustration and confusion are the result of an imprecise sizing system though out the retail clothing industry, causing many shoppers to carry bundles of various sized garments into that fitting room or order multiple sizes on line. Some manufacturers are trying to fix the problem, but a solution that works for all isn’t easy. Would you rather know you’re really a size 12, or continue to find a “vanity” size 8 out there that fits?
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Are you technologically advanced, or just plain confused?
Have you ever wanted to ask an expert whether you should buy a laptop or a desktop, if your cell phone or your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is the best option for Wi-Fi at home, if anyone needs a camcorder or a point-and-shoot camera anymore? It seems there is a “new” or “improved” something everyday. First it was 3G, now it’s 4G. Does it ever feel like you can’t keep up? Is every technological need satisfied by our smart phone and laptop? Is it time to end our love affair with our cable bill? So many questions and Sam Grobart, the New York Time's personal technology editor and author of "Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not)” will give us some answers. But should you stream it live from your laptop or your smart phone, or go old school and listen on the radio?
Sam Grobart, personal technology editor, New York Times
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