Monday, January 23, 2012

REVISE: RE: Patt Morrison for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Revise:  Bryant Simon is confirmed for Starbucks discussion.


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Subject: Patt Morrison for Tuesday, January 24, 2012



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:00– 1:40



1:40 – 2:00

Would you like a lager with that latte? Coming soon to a Starbucks near you

Starbucks will start serving beer and wine in some former coffee-only hangouts. As much as people mock the Starbucks Experience, do you like it the way it is, or would you enjoy happy hour in grande and venti proportions? Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago are the test markets for bar-bucks. For the last year, a small number of stores in the Northwest have sold wine and beer to customers looking to unwind after a day at work (alcohol sales start at 4 pm). By the end of the year, select Los Angeles stores will do the same, offering beer for around $5 and wine-by-the-glass for between $7 and $9. KPCC blogger Matthew DeBord (DeBord report) estimates that business will boom for Starbucks, despite the need to finally invest in a large amount of washable stem- and flatware.  But does Starbucks plan to compete as aggressively with small wine bars as it did with independent coffee shops? How do you feel about making Starbucks your stop for both your morning “go-go-go” and your evening “slow-slow-slow?”



Bryant Simon, author of "Everything But the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks" (University of California Press); professor of history and director, American Studies, at Temple University.


Matt DeBord, KPCC’s business blogger, “The DeBord Report”



2:00 – 2:40

State of the Union: the polemics, the politics… what do you want to hear from President Obama?

Amid one of the weakest economies in U.S. history, increasingly complicated international friction, and a presidential election year, President Obama’s imminent 2012 State of the Union address could be the most important speech he ever gives. Whether the president specifically alludes to campaign issues or not (the White House says he won’t), the speech will undoubtedly set a tone for the next nine months leading up to the presidential election that may make or break his reelection . Foreshadowing the focus of the speech, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Monday stated, “The President will build off the themes of [his recent] Kansas speech in the State of the Union by laying out a blueprint for an America Built to Last. The blueprint will be supported by four pillars: American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and American values.” Clearly, the state of the U.S. economy is the most critical issue currently concerning Americans, but partisanship, Iran, China, North Korea, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and birth control are among the other topical issues concerning Americans in 2012. What would you like the president to address in his State of the Union speech? Given the current circumstances, how important is the State of the Union address in terms of morale and guidance in America? For better or worse, how much will the speech influence public opinion of Obama?



Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-San Fernando Valley), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees


Rep. Tom McClintock, (R- Northern California), member of the Budget Committee; chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee


2:30 – 240

Historical context of State of the Union messages




Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian; professor of history, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy



2:40 – 3:00

Lalo Alcaraz on being “pocho”

What does it mean to be Mexican American? For some, it means you’re a “pocho” – neither “Mexican” nor “American” enough. Chicano artist, satirist and cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has been poking fun at these ideas for decades, first as an editorial cartoonist for the LA Weekly and then as syndicated cartoonist and radio host of the “Pocho Hour of Power” on KPFK. Alcaraz’s first labor of love, however, was Pocho Magazine, a ‘zine Alcaraz produced with his good friend Esteban Zul. Many years and awards later, Alcaraz has recreated the magazine, this time in online form., news y satire, relaunched in December of 2011 and features contributions from Daily Show Senior Latino Correspondent Al Madrigal, amongst others. Patt checks in with Alcaraz to talk about Pocho, plus his newest project, @MexicanMitt, a satirical Twitter project about candidate about Mitt Romney and his Mexican roots.



Lalo Alcaraz is “jefe-in-chief” of the recently-launched; creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha”; and host of the “Pocho Hour of Power” on KPFK; professor at the Otis College of Art and Design.


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