Friday, December 30, 2011

Patt Morrison schedule for Monday, January 2, 2012


Monday, January 2, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:40

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy talks about changes, progress and shrinking budgets
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy recently announced an
“historic” contract with United Teachers Los Angeles – an unprecedented agreement that Deasy called “groundbreaking work” that is aimed at providing more freedom for teachers, school administrators and parents to manage their respective schools. In terms of “value added” teacher assessments, L.A. Unified will continue to provide the media with teachers’ scores but will do so without identifying the instructors. The district got caught in a firestorm of controversy last year when assessments were made public by the L.A.Times and teachers could be singled out based on job performance. California Governor Jerry Brown recently announced $1 billion in state budget cuts – on top of additional “trigger cuts” that will affect the district’s finances. The governor warns that additional cuts are on the horizon and LAUSD will have to find more places to cut. And high on the student body’s priorities is the district’s new healthful menu. Students have been crying foul that the new items on the cafeteria menu are less than appetizing – prompting the creating of a “junk food black market” where students are now eating more potato chips and soda than they did before the changes. What does John Deasy think LAUSD can do to deal with the budget crisis? What other changes might we see from LAUSD in 2012?



John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District




1:41:00 – 2:58:30

Comedy Congress: live from the Crawford Family Forum

As far as political humor is concerned, what’s the gift that keeps on giving? The presidential primaries, of course. Comedy Congress hung up its Christmas stocking and found it full of Mitt and Newt and Barack – and it’s our holiday gift to you.  Perry ups the voting age; Obama very politely asks Iran for his drone back and we play the highlight reel of Cain’s self-described brain twirlings! And just as we thought the Occupy movement was going into hibernation for the winter...Comedy Congress is here to take an unapologetic look at current events and review the best and worst stories of 2011.



Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, regular performer and field correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; his DVD “Who’s Paying Attention” is available at Amazon


Greg Proops, host of the weekly podcast, The Smartest Man in the World, which you can find on iTunes or


Ben Gleib, host of his own podcast Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib on Kevin Smith's network








Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

626-583-5173 / 626-483-5278 @Patt_Morrison


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