Tuesday, November 1, 2011

RE: Patt Morrison for Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1-3 p.m.





1:06 –1:39 OPEN


1:41:30 – 1:58:30

The time-space continuum, as explained by a pool table

It can bend, move, wrap and stretch – but it can’t move forward. In the four-part PBS series “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” Adam Greene breaks down the universe into bite sized chunks (kind of like what Newton did with the apple). In tonight’s episode, “What is Space?” Greene uses commonplace objects to demonstrate that time as we know it (or don’t know) is an illusion. Using a cue ball, Greene brings the abstract down to earth.



Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University. He is host of Nova’s four-part series “The Fabric of the Cosmos” – The first in the series “What is Space?” airs tonight (WED) on PBS SoCal at 9.


2:06 – 2:30

In a recession crafty criminals cast a wider net

Farm league criminals may be partial to convenience stores, but the economic downturn has inspired some enterprising thieves to widen the scope of their illegal endeavors… in some cases to actual farms. Items now being targeted by thieves include hogs, dogs, brass and coupons. With pork prices at an all-time high, and designer dogs in many backyards, maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that these items have turned up missing. Other criminals are casting an even wider net to make some cool cash. Brass rings from inside fire hydrants can fetch $15 a piece at the scrap yard, and thrifty thieves have even resorted to stealing coupon inserts right out of peoples’ mailboxes. Another peculiar item on the list of criminals’ top ten is human hair, which is frequently imported from Malaysia and India to be used for pricey weaves, wigs and extensions.  The market for hot locks is more lucrative than one would believe – one hair heist netted the perps hair worth $70K to $90. Is Tony Soprano and Co. diversifying? And how do you target criminals when they’re stealing everything?



Brad Tuttle, contributor to TIME Moneyland, where he covers personal finance, travel and parenting, among other topics 


2:30 – 2:39 OPEN


2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Folk icon Judy Collins with her new children’s book: “When you wish upon a star”  

Judy Garland started the Wizard of Oz song with “Somewhere over the rainbow,” but that original song included a different opening verse: 

When all the world is a hopeless jumble

and the raindrops tumble all around,

Heaven opens a magic lane.

When all the clouds darken up the skyway,

There’s a rainbow highway to be found,

Leading from your window pane to a place behind the sun,

just a step beyond the rain

You can hear folksinger Judy Collins captivate dreamers worldwide with the original version along with other enchanting tracks in her latest project, “When you wish upon a star.” In this children’s book, Collins teams up with illustrator Eric Puyabaret to bring together dreamy illustrations and harmonious melodies. For almost 50 years, Collins has been performing on stage, collaborating with Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton and even Rufus Wainwright. Today she joins Patt in studio to talk about her new children’s book and her new album, “Bohemian.” 



Judy Collins









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