PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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1:08 – 1:19 SEGMENT 1: OPEN
(1:19 – 1:26 PITCH BREAK)
1:26 – 1:38 SEGMENT 2: Why not Jon Huntsman?
Just what is wrong with Jon Huntsman? He’s the former US Ambassador to China and the former governor of Utah. He’s got a proven track record of working toward a common goal with politicians outside his own party—a background that seems like it should matter to a nation that consistently gives its Congress less than 10% approval ratings. New Hampshire’s Concord Monitor endorsed him last week, saying Huntsman “would present the greatest challenge to Obama” and “provide mature, informed and steady leadership.” On paper, he looks like a great candidate for the GOP nomination—and yet, he consistently polls lower than the rest of the candidates, attracting about 2% of the vote. As the republican field narrows, why didn’t Huntsman catch fire? And how is the field shaping up with less than a week before the Iowa caucus?
Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR
(1:38 – 1:43 PITCH BREAK)
1:43 – 1:54 SEGMENT 3: Why not Jon Huntsman? (Cont’d )
2:08 – 2:20 SEGMENT 1: OPEN
(2:20 – 2:27 PITCH BREAK)
2:27 – 2:39 SEGMENT 2: Hawaii’s controversial past
Most people know that Hawaii was the last region in North America to enter the union, but many don’t know the elaborate history of the islands prior to being annexed. In her book Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure, author Julia Flynn Siler sheds light on the influential people and events that contributed to defining Hawaiian history and culture. Siler depicts the ancient monarchy that ruled the islands for generations and illustrates how the U.S. controversially pushed the last Queen of Hawaii, Lili’uokalani, out of power for U.S. military and commercial interests. Patt takes a closer look at that island paradise, the battleground of empire that a queen and our current president have called home.
How has Hawaiian culture changed since it became a state? How appropriate was it for the United States to annex Hawaii in light of the Congressional Apology Resolution and the Hawaiian sovereignty movement? What more should the U.S. do, if anything, to redeem itself to the indigenous people of Hawaii?
Julia Flynn Siler, author of Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
(2:39 – 2:44 PITCH BREAK)
2:44– 2:54 SEGMENT 3: Hawaii’s controversial past (Cont’d.)
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