PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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1:06 – 1:39 - OPEN (SCOTUS?)
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
Federal Farm Bill has something for everyone (to hate)
The Senate began voting Tuesday on the federal Farm Bill. While the bill originally contained over three hundred proposed amendments, that number has now been whittled down to seventy-three. Despite its name, the thousand-page bill includes everything from food stamps to aid to Pakistan, including Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-Washington) amendment, which requires more peas, lentils and chickpeas to the federal school lunch program Putting jokes about the number (and relevancy) of amendments aside, the bill’s import is high: the outcome of this vote will set the nation’s food and agricultural policy for the next five years. And it might change the policy drastically, eliminating millions of dollars in crop subsidies – instead requiring crop insurance – something which would certainly result in price changes on supermarket shelves and tangible effects on American pocketbooks. Should farm subsidies continue, or come to a stop? Is there a particular amendment you’ve been following? How closely do you pay attention to agricultural policy?
Senator Rand Paul, [TENTATIVE, request in] Senator from Kentucky, whose amendment to decrease farm subsidies was defeated on Wednesday
2:06-2:30 - OPEN
2:30 – 2:39 - Larry Ellison to buy Hawaiian island of Lanai for sale, expected to fetch $500 million
An entire Hawaiian island will change hands this week. Well, almost a whole island. Once home to the largest pineapple plantation in the world, Lanai is a comma-shaped island near Maui. Ninety-eight percent of the land is owned by Dole’s parent company, Castle & Cooke. No longer home to pineapples, Lanai now features two resort hotel, and a lot of stark natural landscape. Residents have been uncertain all week as rumors swirled about who the buyer would be and what exactly they would seek to do with their newly acquired land. Now, Hawaiian governor has announced that Larry Ellison, the CEO of Silicon Valley’s Oracle will pick up the 88,000 acres. We check in with a local landowner to see how he feels about the new neighbors.
Guest: Robin Kaye, head of Friends of Lanai and Lanai homeowner since 1974.
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
John Irving talks about “In One Person”
Academy Award winning screenwriter and novelist John Irving joins Patt in studio to talk about his thirteenth novel, about secrecy and sexual identity in a small town.
Guests: John Irving, author of “The World According to Garp,” “The Cider House Rules” and “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” His latest novel is “In One Person”
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