PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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1:06 – 1:30 - OPEN
1:30 – 1:39
What's your dog thinking when he sees that steak on the table?
That look on Sparky's face? Love. Adulation. Sadness and empathy when he sees you grieving. Or, at least, these are the thoughts we imagine our pup having when he looks our way with his head cocked just so. Soon, however, we may be able to know what dogs are really thinking. Is it love, or is it the love of food that bonds our dogs to us? Scientists at
Michael Chill, dog trainer and behavior specialist
2:06 – 2:30
Black women and fat: Is black fat different than white fat?
If current obesity rates don't change, 42 percent of American adults will be obese by 2030 and about one-quarter of that group will be severely obese, a condition that shortens life and incurs large medical expenses, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. As it is, 35.7 percent of adults are already obese, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everyone agrees that obesity is an expensive medical and social health problem that needs to be alleviated, but not everyone agrees on how to effectively approach the fight against it. Some organizations advocate instituting a sugar tax, others push for a penny-per-ounce tax, while some individuals simply call for a "body-culture revolution." Certain minority groups suffer from dangerously higher obesity rates, including black women, with four out of five of them considered to be seriously overweight. In a New York Times article published last week, African American scholar Alice Randall stated that black women choose to be fat because "our men like us bigger." She goes on, "Chemically, in its ability to promote disease, black fat may be the same as white fat. Culturally, it is not." A report from the
Alice Randall, food activist committed to reforms that support healthy bodies and communities; author of The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell, and
<>2:30 – 2:39 - OPEN
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Which 'green' building trends are set to become the norm?
Anyone living in the
Brenden McEneaney, Green Building Program advisor for the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, City of