Friday, February 10, 2012

Patt Morrison for Monday, February 13, 2012


Monday, February 13, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:30: OPEN


1:30 – 1:58:30

Let the 2013 budget rancor begin!

President Obama unveiled his 2013 federal budget proposal today [MONDAY], and most federal agencies are preparing for significant spending cuts. It's an election year, so the budget is as much a political symbol as it is a fiscal reality, but with some of the big budget decisions already made and many of the president’s proposals already previewed by the deficit reduction supercommittee, will it be as rancorous as the last few? What’s in it for you, and what’s not in it for you? And will the Republican-led congress say the President’s budget is D.O.A.?




Ed O’Keefe, author of the Federal Eye blog at and Federal Government Reporter for the paper

TBD, Congressional Budget Office


2:00 –2:20 - OPEN


2:21:30 – 2:30

Westminster: The dog-eat-dog world of “conformation,” a.k.a. dog shows

What does it take for a dog to succeed in show business, by which we mean “dog show” business? Lots of training, love, support, and finances – plus breeding, of course. Even a dog with great talent won’t succeed without the right set of looks. Journalist Josh Dean joins Patt to preview the Westminster Dog Show and talk ‘conformation,’ the official name for dog showing. Do you show your dog?  Do you watch dog shows? Do you believe that “Best In Show” was an accurate portrayal of the community?”



Josh Dean, author, “Show Dog: The charmed life and trying times of a near-perfect purebred,” for which he spent a year alongside rising start Jack, a champion Australian shepherd. He joins us live from the Westminster Dog Show  *Westminster starts today, Monday, February 13th


2:30 – 2:58:30

Caught in the social net: Is this the end of privacy?

Imagine spending extra time in prison because you happened to wear the wrong color clothes in a photo posted on Facebook. It may sound far-fetched, but some teens have actually been given harsher sentences because they allegedly wore gang colors in pictures found online. Jobs have been lost, relationships have been torn apart, and reputations have been ruined by way of social media. According to law professor and author Lori Andrews, social network users risk damaging their personal lives and surrender basic rights every time they log on.  In Andrews’s book, “I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy,” the author specifies the legal, professional, and personal risks associated with social networking and calls for the creation of a constitutional bill of rights to protect users of networks like Facebook. What invasive experiences have you witnessed or suffered as a result of using social networks? Should certain personal information be considered off-limits even if it’s accessible to anyone with an internet browser? Who should be responsible for determining any rights or regulations of social media?



Lori Anders, law professor and director, Institute for Science, Law, and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology and author of “I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networking and the Death of Privacy.”








Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

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


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