Thursday, June 28, 2012

Patt Morrison for Friday, June 29, 2012


Friday, June 29, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:19

Mexicans head to the polls

Mexico elects a new president every six years, and this Sunday is it. For the first time, a woman is running as a major party candidate – and for the second time, Mexicans living abroad can cast absentee ballots. Patt checks in with one man who plans to return home to vote and we check in on the campaign trail and what the election outcome could mean for the U.S.


Raul Murillo, Mexican citizen who will be returning home tomorrow [SATURDAY] to vote in the Mexican presidential election; he’s also president, Hermandad Mexicana en Estados Unidos, which has been registering voters

John Ackerman, political science professor, Mexico’s State University in Mexico City


1:21 – 1:30



1:30 – 1:39

Foie gras countdown

Time is running short on the legal consumption of delicious, fatty goose liver.  Foie gras will be banned in California starting Sunday. While animal activists are celebrating the end of force-feeding ducks and geese to fatten their livers before slaughter, culinary artists are lamenting the end of a passion-inspiring dish. Some chefs say the force-feeding tubes aren’t torture, and that the livers of normally-fed birds that remain legal won’t really be foie gras.  You won’t face criminal prosecution if you are caught red-forked with the banned liver dish, but anyone who uses the force-feeding techniques to raise birds for foie gras will face a fine of up to $1000. LA Times Restaurant critic John Gold joins Patt to weight the ethical and culinary repercussions of the 2004 state law that finally takes effect this weekend.



Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic, Los Angeles Times


Wayne Pacelle, president, CEO, The Humane Society of the United States; author, "The Bond: Our kinship with animals, our call to defend them"


1:41:30 – 2:58:30

Comedy Congress: Live, from the Crawford Family Forum

The comedic material emanating from the campaign trail is enough to make any sitcom writer jealous, even if most of it is unintentional. Our motto at Comedy Congress is “just when politics makes you want to cry, it’s usually best to laugh instead.” Join Patt for another rousing session that asks the hard-hitting questions of Americans, such as, what’s a donut? And, why are we so obsessed with making our candidates seem as average as possible? Tune in to laugh at the madness of it all, because the truth hurts far less when it’s told by comedians.





Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 3 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and star of Showtime Comedy Special and podcast "Who's Paying Attention"

Ben Gleib, roundtable regular on Chelsea Lately, host of the podcast "Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib"; he's also on the new SyFy series 'Insane or Inspired' and next month can be heard in the movie "Ice Age 4," hitting theaters everywhere in 3D

Jeff Cesario, Emmy winning comedian who's written for "Dennis Miller Live," "The Larry Sanders Show" and stars in 'the Dick Rossi Show' at




Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

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


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