PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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1:00-1:30 – OPEN
1:30 – 2:00
Pasadena Police shooting of unarmed man raises tensions
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office says it won’t be charging Oscar Carrillo, 26, the man who lied in a 911 call about a thief having a gun. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wants to talk to him; they’ve requested an immigration hold because he is believed to be in the United States illegally. Kendrec McDade, 19, was fatally shot March 24 by Pasadena police Officers Jeffrey Newlen and Mathew Griffin after Carrillo lied about McDade being armed with a gun. Newlen and Griffin have been placed on paid leave pending the investigation. Some immigrant rights activists are upset that Carillo, who alleges he was the victim of a crime, could now face deportation for alerting police. The incident has unearthed racial tensions in the Pasadena community over the police department’s relationship to the African American and immigrant communities. How commonplace is it for 911 callers to exaggerate? How are police trained to anticipate that? And what message does Carillo’s immigration hold send to the undocumented community? Patt runs through a case study in 911 and police protocol.
Joe Domanick, associate director of the Center on the Media, Crime & Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York; currently writing a book about the LAPD from the 1992 riots to the present
Angelica Salas, executive director, CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles)
TBD, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
2:06 – 2:19
Raising the question of getting a raise
You know you need it. You definitely deserve it. So why is it so hard to ask for it? You’re not alone – four out of ten American professionals get tongue-tied, have heart palpitations or break out in a sweat when it comes to asking for a raise. That’s according to a new survey by Linkedin.com. The survey revealed that worldwide, 35% of workers find pay negotiations stressful. Women compare the pay negotiation experience to a dance, and are generally less confident about asking than men, who liken it to a game of poker. Twenty-five percent of U.S. workers say they’ve never even raised the question. With unemployment at record levels, those who do have jobs may feel extra pressure not to make waves. Yet the cost of living continues to rise, while our paychecks struggle to keep up. Have you thought about asking the boss for a bump in pay, but held off out of fear? What’s the best time – and the best way – to negotiate for a raise? How do you put your best foot forward to get what you feel you deserve?
Andrea Kay, career consultant, syndicated columnist and author of "Work's a Bitch and Then You Make it Work" (Stewart, Tabori and Chang)
2:30 – 3:00
How does creativity really work?
What makes Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” so different than The Four Tops “I Can’t Help Myself”? Revelation, at least according to guest Jonah Lehrer. Not that “I Can’t Help Myself” isn’t a great song, but to break the mold, to create a new pattern – to rhyme “used” and “juiced” – requires a kind of insight and creativity that artists, musicians, authors, poets, scientists and mystics have been trying to communicate for centuries. They aren’t the only ones to be afflicted with it – we’ve experienced the “breakthrough” process at one point or another – but only recently has science started to be able to explain it. Lehrer’s new book, “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” mixes talks of gamma rays and aSTGs (the anterior superior temporal gyrus) with stories of epiphany, and he joins Patt today to share his findings.
Jonah Lehrer, author of “How We Decide” and “Imagine: How Creativity Works”
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