PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, January 9, 2012
CALL-IN @ 866-893-5722, 866-893-KPCC; OR JOIN THE CONVERSATION ONLINE ON THE PATT MORRISON BLOG AT KPCC-DOT-ORG
1:30 – 2:00
What’s the Economy For, Anyway?
Is the point to have the largest GDP, or a healthy and happy society? What do Americans hold as their most powerful economic ideals—teamwork? Pragmatism? Equality? These are questions economists John de Graaf and David K. Batker set out to answer in their film and new book, What’s the Economy For, Anyway? De Graaf, who writes on overwork and overconsumption issues, and Batker, an environmental economist, challenge the
David Batker, director of Earth Economics, a non profit that provides ecologically-oriented economic analysis; he’s co-author with John de Graaf of What’s the Economy for Anyway? Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
2:00 – 2:30
How women vote
White males have long been a bellwether when it comes to the perception of how
2:30 – 2:40
2:40 – 3:00
Mystery in the jungle: Charlie Hood returns in T. Jefferson Parker’s “The Jaguar”
A Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter waits in a crumbling castle deep in a Yucatecan jungle, held hostage by the head of a powerful cartel. His demand? That she write him “the greatest narcocorrido of all time.” This is the plot of “The Jaguar,” the newest Charlie Hood novel from author T. Jefferson Parker and the third in his “Border Quartet.” Parker and his family spent time in Veracruz, Mexico, researching “The Jaguar”, and the novel roots itself in place as much as is the conflict caused by Mexico’s drug trade. Is “The Jaguar” truly “Scheherazade meets ‘No Country for Old Men,’ as Parker claims? Join Patt as she chats with Parker and finds out.
PATT: On Saturday, January 14th, Mr. Parker is appearing at noon at Mysteries To Die For in Thousand Oaks and at 4pm at Vroman’s Bookstore at All Saints Church in Pasadena.
T. Jefferson Parker