PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, November 18, 2011
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1:06 – 1:30 OPEN
1:30 – 1:58:30
Employers find new ways to deal with the costs of worker wellness
New statistics from consulting companies that advise major employers on benefits they provide to employees show that companies are increasingly penalizing workers with unhealthy lifestyles. Smoking is the first vice in the crosshairs – and employers are hitting employees where it hurts… in their paychecks. Of 248 major American employers surveyed, 19 percent are now imposing financial penalties for lighting up.
2:06 – 2:19 OPEN
2:21:30 – 2:30
Wonder Woman! We love her, so why doesn’t
We’ve seen almost every notable comic book figure made into a big budget popcorn movie, but alas, our invisible jet traveling, lasso wielding sexy heroine has never made it to the silver screen. What woman (and a few men) hasn’t put on the boots, the wig, padded their bra and dressed up as WW for Halloween? She’s a strong, independent woman, so why hasn’t the character translated to the big screen?
Geoff Boucher is a pop culture writer for the Los Angeles Times and anchors the Hero Complex site (www.herocomplex.com).
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
The Doors: a close reading with Greil Marcus
It’s been forty years since Jim Morrison’s death, and still his psychedelic presence rings clear through the music of The Doors. The rock legends stumbled onto the
Greil Marcus, author of “The Doors: A lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years” and “Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century”; former music writer at Rolling Stone; teaches American Studies at UC Berkeley; currently teaching at The New School in New York