PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, April 20, 2012
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1:06 – 1:39 - OPEN
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
Two years after BP oil spill, Patt clears the air with EPA head Lisa Jackson
Republican presidential candidates have made the Environmental Protection Agency target number one for their budget axe …EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is here with the skinny on that and what’s up here in California. It’s also the two year anniversary of the BP oil spill, when the “Deepwater Horizon” drilling platform exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11, injuring 17, and eventually spewing 210,000,000 gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. Patt asks Administrator Jackson about the next iteration of the Clean Air Act, which would have set stricter ozone air quality standards for the nation, and which President Obama asked the EPA to stop pursuing this past fall. Environmentalists are now pushing for the stricter rule to be implemented in 2013, when it will be reconsidered as part of a five-year review. With Earth Day just two days away, join Patt as she clears the air with the head of the EPA, Lisa P. Jackson. Should the EPA crack down harder on industrial pollution even if it hinders economic growth? And what will you do to celebrate Earth Day this weekend?
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2:06 – 2:19 – OPEN
2:21:30 – 2:39
Digital ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’? New mobile app offers calmness amid chaos
A mobile app akin to “Chicken Soup for the Soul”? Why not? A new cell phone app called “GPS for the Soul” being developed by the Huffington Post in partnership with mobile developer bLife is being touted as a way to align mind, body and spirit. The app would show soothing images and display breathing exercises to help users navigate the rough waters of daily life. The concept raises questions about maintaining serenity within our increasingly chaotic, technology laden world. Does using a mobile app to combat tech-induced imbalance defeat the point of actual real-life balance? Or are apps such as “GPS for the Soul” just another way, within a modern world, to deal with the complexities of life? An in-person therapist this is not!
Karen North, clinical psychologist and director of the University of Southern California's Annenberg Program on Online Communities
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Voluntourism…what’s out there?
Would you be willing to sacrifice your that Hawaiian vacation to work on a farm? It may sound farfetched, but many people actually give up luxury holidays to go on volunteer vacations, where they help build houses for the homeless in Haiti, take care of elephants in Thailand, or build orphanages in South Africa. Navigating so-called “voluntourism” can be daunting and even risky for travelers. Patt talks with two veteran “voluntourists” about over 150 projects that volunteers can join. Have you been on a volunteer vacation? If so, what did you learn from the experience? Looking to go? Call in with your questions.
Doug Cutchins, co-author, Volunteer Vacations, Eleventh Edition: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
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