PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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1:06 –– 1:39 OPEN
1:41:30 – 1:58:30 Is a permanent vaccine for the flu possible?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health
Dr. Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology,
2:06 – 2:19
A new Homeland Security PSA encourages people to please be wary and vigilant – now please enjoy your stay: You’ve just arrived in your hotel from a long day of traveling… you loosen your tie, slump down on the corner of your bed and click on the TV. Instead of a Seinfeld re-run, you are forced to watch a 15-second public service announcement encouraging you to be on the lookout for suspicious terrorist activity – and to notify local law enforcement if you witness anything untoward. The new PSA, produced by the Department of Homeland Security, will now play when guests turn on their televisions in 5,400 hotels nationwide - including all 1.2 million screens in Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton and Holiday Inn hotels. Homeland security says that the PSA is an opportunity to reach millions of people in the fight against terrorism. But detractors are concerned that local law enforcement agencies will be inundated with thousands of baseless reports of “suspicious activity.” After all, what is considered mundane, everyday activity in
Is this PSA a resurgence of Orwellian McCarthyism or another important weapon in Homeland Security’s fight against terrorism? Will this new approach yield any valuable leads or become just another commercial?
Erroll Southers, Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy Associate Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, USC
Representative Department of Homeland Security
American Hotel & Lodging Association
2:30 – 2:39 OPEN
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
What is the meaning of food?
In an era of top chefs and religious foodies, Adam Gopnik writes a history of food while the fruit is ripe. Traversing across North America and
Adam Gopnik, author of “The Table Comes First: