Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Patt Morrison schedule for Thursday, December 29, 2011


Thursday, December 29, 2011

1-3 p.m.





1:07– 1:19 SEGMENT 1: OPEN


(1:19 – 1:26: PITCH BREAK)


1:26 – 1:38 SEGMENT 2: Do you have egg on your face? If it’s dull, maybe you should

It’s that time of year again…when our skin gets unbearably dry.  We spend tons of money on skin care products in this country, but are they worth it? Many of the products made by the beauty industry aren’t regulated, so it’s unclear if all the ingredients are safe or live up to their claims. Could some of the stuff in our refrigerator work just as well? We’ve heard that egg whites can firm skin and tighten pores; bananas exfoliate and moisturize, both beer and coconut oil can make hair shiny; oats can be used as a facial scrub; the lactic acid in yogurt moisturizes skin and can make it lighter; and olive oil is good for everything. Are these claims ‘old wives’ tales’ or do they actually work?


Guest: TBD


(1:38 – 1:43:00: PITCH BREAK)


1:43:00 – 1:53:00 SEGMENT 3: Do you have egg on your face? (Cont’d.)


(1:53:00 – 2:00: PITCH BREAK)


2:08 – 2:20:00     SEGMENT 1: Rock the Casbah: Robin Wright on the Arab Spring

“For the majority of Muslims today, the central issue is not a clash with other civilizations.  It is instead a struggle within the faith itself to rescue Islam’s central values from a small but virulent minority.” So asserts foreign correspondent Robin Wright in her new book, “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World.” In “Rock the Casbah,” Wright, who has covered the Middle East since 1973, focuses on another small but fierce group: protestors and activists of the next generation, who name “pluralism” and “commonality” as their primary interests. To this end, Wright bases “Rock the Casbah” on stories of Muslims like Hissa Hilal, an amateur poet who reached the final round of “Poet of Millions” (think “American Idol”) by reciting a poem deeply critical of Islamic militants and militant clerics, earning multiple death threats in the process.  In reviewing “Rock the Casbah” for the New York Times, Professor Mohamad Bazzi lauds Wright for her coverage of this community, but points out that the book’s argument “rests on [the] sweeping assertion” that this group is at all representative or effective. Bazzi also questions why Wright fails to discuss where groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood fit in to the idea of the “jihad against the Jihad,” given their continued popularity.



Robin Wright, foreign correspondent and author, “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World”


(2:20:00-2:27:00: PITCH BREAK)


2:27:00 – 2:39:00   SEGMENT 2: Rock the Casbah: Robin Wright on the Arab Spring (Cont’d.)


(2:39:00-2:44:00: PITCH BREAK)


2:44:00 – 2:54:00   SEGMENT 3: The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA
Over the weekend, it seemed as if the Minnesota Vikings, one team being courted to move to Los Angeles, was going to stay put. However, those reports were unfounded, and we may just see another Minnesota team move to L.A. It isn’t just the Vikings that are being talked about, but also the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams. All of the teams are looking for a new stadium. As it happens, there are two competing plans to build a stadium in L.A. One plan, by developer Ed Roski’s Majestic Realty, would be called Los Angeles Stadium, though it would be built in the nearby City of Industry. AEG’ Farmers Field is a competing plan, which would build next to Staples Center in downtown L.A. The Chargers have been in talks with San Diego since 2006 about getting a new stadium, but those talks have stalled because of the city’s inability to fund the project. The Jacksonville Jaguars were a team many discussed as possibly primed to move, but the new owner has promised to keep the team in Jacksonville. The Raiders have no firm plans to move or find a new stadium. Raiders’ owner Al Davis, who recently passed away, did not leave any plans as well. A provision in the Rams’ lease would allow them to leave the city if their stadium isn’t among the top eight stadiums in the NFL in 2014. There have been 19 stadiums built since St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome, which was erected in 1995.  Rumors have been swirling around a possible football team moving to L.A. for years now. Is this just another case of always the bridesmaid and never the bride? What do you think the team should be named? Why can’t we just create our own team?


Guest: Matt “Money” Smith, co-host of “The Petros & Money Show” on Fox Sports Radio, heard locally on AM 570 KLAC


(2:54:00-3:01:00: PITCH BREAK)





Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

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


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