Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Patt Morrison for Thursday July 12, 2012


Thursday, July 12, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:48:30 - OPEN



After San Bernardino, what happens to its municipal bonds?

Yesterday San Bernardino became the third city in California to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy in three weeks. For the city of about 200,000, what does that mean for all its debts? So far the news doesn’t seem to have impacted the market and it is exceedingly rare for cities to default on investment-grade municipal bonds, but could they? Do big investors fare better than small ones? And do they get paid?




Josh Gonze, a municipal-bond fund manager at Thornburg Investment Management

2:06 – 2:30

Digging into Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts

Journalist Nicholas Shaxson, author of “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,” joins Patt to talk about his Vanity Fair article looking into Mitt Romney's offshore financial dealings. How do they work? And what’s a blind trust?



Nicholas Shaxson, author of the piece “Where the Money Lives” in this month’s Vanity Fair



TBD, Other guest

2:21:30 – 2:39
Jerry Brown wins the fight to have his tax proposal appear first on the ballot in November

California Governor Jerry Brown won an incremental victory on Monday when a Sacramento County superior judge ruled that his tax proposal will appear first on the ballot in November. Molly Munger is a proponent of a competing tax proposal who had filed suit against the governor to change the order of the eleven ballot measures and ensure that Brown’s initiative wasn’t at the top of the ballot. In California, initiatives appear on election ballots in the order in which the state certifies them after counties count and verify signatures on petitions. Many election experts believe that appearing higher on a paper ballot can increase a candidate or law’s chances of passing as fickle voters lose interest as their eyes move farther down the ballot. How can the order of choices on a ballot influence the possibility of success? What is the fairest way to determine what appears where on a ballot?

Guest: TBA 


2:41:30 – 2:58:30

‘The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World’ according to Dan Morhaim

We often praise modern medical science for providing advanced treatments that save lives using methods beyond what was once thought possible. Physicians are able to monitor, regulate and even engineer the human body more effectively with each passing year. These advancements in health management, however, have brought along new dilemmas to face when navigating our mortality such as deciding how, when, and where we die. In his new book, author and practicing physician Dr. Dan Morhaim explores end-of-life care and the tough decisions that we must make as we prepare to depart our existence. Morhaim informs readers about considerations such as where to find readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is important to use them. Where and how do you want to spend your final days?



Dr. Dan Morhaim, author of "The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World" and practicing physician








Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

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


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