PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, November 11, 2011
CALL-IN @ 866-893-5722, 866-893-KPCC; OR JOIN THE CONVERSATION ONLINE ON THE PATT MORRISON BLOG AT KPCC-DOT-ORG
DAVID LAZARUS IS GUEST HOST
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:40
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The special struggles of
In 1865, Abraham Lincoln made the following pledge: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” Fast-forward a century, and we find ourselves needing to rephrase. It’s not just “he” who bears the battle in 2011—according to a 2009 report from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, over 260,000 returning veterans are female, and they are not getting the support they need. Barriers to career progression and sexual harassment are issues that have long been on the table when it comes to women in the military, but the IAVA report brings up other issues, too. To begin with, many female veterans return to VA facilities that are not outfitted for women’s health care. Some facilities will even outsource female veterans’ care rather than make changes. On top of this, the divorce and suicide rates among women veterans are two to three times higher than those of their male compatriots, and their mental health struggles are often not taken as seriously. To receive a PTSD diagnosis instead of Major Depressive Disorder is a struggle. Perhaps as a result, homelessness among female veterans is four times as likely for women who have not served in the military. Bit by bit, the VA and other organizations are working to change the system, but as more and more female veterans return over the next few years, are we prepared to take care of them?
Barbara Ward, Deputy Secretary for Women and Minority Veterans,
Melissa Tyner, staff attorney, Inner City Law Center, where she focuses on female veterans and the Center’s Homeless Veterans Project
Dr. Lori Katz, director of the Women’s
2:40 – 6:00
“Wicked” saga comes to an end with fourth book Out of Oz
We’re off to see the Wizard…for the last time, at least in author Gregory Maguire’s fantasy Wicked Years. Since the debut of Wicked: The Life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West in 1995, “Wicked” has sold over 7.5 million copies and become an instant hit on Broadway. He joins us to talk about the final installment of his four-book saga, Out of Oz.
Gregory Maguire, author of the novels Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, among others
You can catch Gregory Maguire this Sunday, November 13th, at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove.