Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Patt Morrison for Thursday, October 6, 2011


Thursday, October 6, 2011

1-3 p.m.




1:08 – 1:19: OPEN


PITCH: 1:19-1:27


1:27 – 1:38 Republicans get set for roundtable debate in New Hampshire: questions about the economy only, please

Republican Presidential candidates converge on Dartmouth College in New Hampshire next week for another debate—this time focusing exclusively on the economy and job creation. New Hampshire could host the first GOP primary contest as soon as early January. The latest CNN aggregate of national polls has former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leading the pack with support from 20% of likely Republican primary voters. Romney is followed by pizza entrepreneur Herman Cain at 17%, and with Texas governor Rick Perry coming in third, at 15%. The three top contenders will be at the Bloomberg/Washington Post debate October 11 at 5pm Pacific Time. Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will also participate. What questions do you want to hear Republican hopefuls address? And with foreign policy and social issues off the table, who will perform best?



Lisa Lerer, Congressional correspondent, Bloomberg News; she will be covering the debate for Bloomberg

  • She has covered, and traveled with, many of the candidates


PITCH: 1:38-1:43:30


1:43:30 – 1:53:45 Bloomberg Debate Cont’d


2:08 – 2:19

American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)

Don’t you hate it when you forget about fruits, veggies or milk and they go bad in the fridge? Or the days you order too much food and throw some away? You’re not alone. According to journalist and author Jonathan Bloom, Americans throw away 100 billion pounds of food each year. In his new book, American Wasteland, Bloom calls our penchant for tossing old edibles a “food waste epidemic.” What big forces perpetuate all that waste? And what are the small ways individuals can cut back?



Jonathan Bloom, author, American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It)


PITCH: 2:19:00-2:26:00


2:26 – 2:38 American Wasteland (Cont’d)


PITCH: 2:38-2:43:30


2:43:30 – 2:54:00


Bob Dylan: Nobel Laureate

Bob Dylan: folk rock icon and American institution... and now a Nobel Laureate. The Nobel Literature Laureate was announced this morning and musician Bob Dylan will add to his lifetime of accomplishments by placing a Nobel Prize on his mantle.  Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman in 1941, won for a lifetime of artistic achievements, including the first of a planned 3-part memoir, Chronicles, Volume One, published in 2004. Although the Nobel Committee never announces the names of writers under consideration, speculation for Dylan’s win ran wild on Ladbrokes, a British-based gambling company, leading up to Thursday’s announcement. Dylan edged out numerous other renowned and bestselling writers including Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Ian McEwan (Atonement), Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose), and 78-year old Korean poet Ko Un, who has spent time in prison for his work.  And now the man who once wrote “Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen, and keep your eyes wide, the chance won’t come again, and don’ speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin, and there’s no tellin’ who that it’s naming, for the loser now will be later to win” will now have his name mentioned in the company of Steinbeck, Hemmingway, Churchill and Faulkner.




Jim Ladd, rock DJ for 95.5 KLOS

Martin Scorsese, director, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)




Big Box Invasion: Walmart finds loophole in LA County

In Los Angeles, big box stores like Walmart have faced protests, ballot measures, and resolutions designed specifically to keep them out of town. Their opponents say they lower wages and push out neighborhood mom and pop stores. But in the wake of the recession, megastores may have found a loophole—stores like Walmart are buying up space left vacant by defunct retailers such as Mervyns. It allows them to surpass public hearings, zoning permits and environmental impact reports that have blocked them from neighborhoods in the past. While some are protesting their strategy, other city officials are happy to have a Walmart—and its jobs and low cost products—in the neighborhood. Patt talks with SoCal Connected Correspondent Judy Muller about her investigation.



Judy Muller, SoCal Connected Correspondent; professor at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication; winner of the Peabody Award; former NPR and ABC News correspondent and host of Town Hall Journal

  • The all-new episode airs Friday, October 7 at 8:30 p.m.





Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

626-583-5173 / 626-483-5278


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