Monday, March 26, 2012

Patt Morrison for Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

1-3 p.m.

Spring Member Drive





1:07 – 1:19 SEGMENT 1: OPEN


1:19 – 1:26 PITCH BREAK


1:26 – 1:38 SEGMENT 2: OPEN


1:38-1:43 – PITCH BREAK


1:43 – 1:53 SEGMENT 3: Autism Speaks’ new executive director walks the walk

Both Matthew Asner and his father, Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, have long been involved with the cause of autism.  Matthew’s 23-year old brother is autistic, and his own 9-year-old son Will was diagnosed with the condition at age 3.  As a parent, Matthew found support in the advocacy organization Autism Speaks, with which his father Ed has been involved for two decades.  Now, he’s leaving his 20-year career as a television producer to serve as the organization’s executive director for Southern California. Asner was first inspired when he attended an Autism Speaks walk, which showed him that “there was a world of people that wanted to feel the same way that I wanted to feel…my hope had been restored and I wanted to help people.”  According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism, a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, now affects 1 in 110 American children.  Autism Speaks offers support, understanding and resources to those families living with autism.  Is enough being done to understand this condition?  How do insurance companies address the needs of autism? What can policy makers, health care specialists and others do to help?



Matthew Asner, executive director for Southern California for Autism Speaks



The 10th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2012 event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.  For more information on the LA Autism Walk, go to


2:08 – 2:20 – SEGMENT 1: Learning to be neighborly with difficult neighbors
The poet Robert Frost wrote that good fences make good neighbors, but sometimes there isn’t a fence high enough to prevent friction between you and the people with whom you share your neighborhood. Looney neighbors can turn the solace of ‘home sweet home’ into protracted battles over things like loud parties, borrowed lawn tools, property disputes, erratic behavior, unruly children and poorly-trained pets. The list of potential social infractions by our closest neighbors can be endless, and with 7 billion people on the planet can be hard to find your own space. Since we’re all in this thing together, how do we be neighborly about living side-by-side? Do you have challenging neighbors? How do you deal with them?

Guest: TBA



2:20-2:27 -  PITCH BREAK



2:27 – 2:39 – SEGMENT 2: Crazy Neighbors (cont’d.)



2:39 – 2:44 – PITCH BREAK



2:44 – 2:54 - SEGMENT 3: OPEN










Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

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


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