PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, June 25, 2012
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1:06 – 1:40 – OPEN
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
Can a murderer ever be reformed? – San Quentin Prison is only a half hour from San Francisco, but you wouldn’t know that from the inside. California prisons are huge, overcrowded and have a culture and economy all their own. In part, because of the lifers. People serving lifetime sentences in California are unlike prisoners in other states: the Governor has to sign off on their parole, even when the parole board strongly recommends their release. It’s one of only three states with the policy. In practice, that means that no matter how many years a convicted murderer has served, no matter how much prison officials believe the inmate is ready to return to society, parole is never granted. Because no governor will risk their name for a convict who may commit another crime. Radio reporter and author Nancy Mullane gained deep access to San Quentin, forming relationships with 5 lifers there. She tells their stories in her book, Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption.
Nancy Mullane, author of Life after Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption. She is also working on a two hour radio documentary of the men’s stories.
2:00-2:30 – OPEN
2:30 – 2:58:30
In praise of the 10,000-mile diet – the locavore’s dilemma
If you went to a farmers market this weekend looking for the most local groceries, thinking you’re helping the environment and the local economy – think again. Backed by several inconvenient truths, the authors of “The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet” join Patt to explain the paradox of eating local. Is it more sustainable? Does it nurture social capital? Does it increase food security? After considering various data geographic, historical, and economic data, the authors say those are only the locavore’s well-meaning myths.
Pierre Desrochers, associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto; co-author with Hiroko Shimuzu of “The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet”
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