Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Patt Morrison schedule for Wednesday, August 1, 2012


1:06 – 1:39 - OPEN




1:41:30 – 1:58:30

Banksy vs. the London police
In the weeks leading up to the Olympics, the London police whitewashed the city.  Among the things they threatened to put behind a new coat of paint, some valuable graffiti by the renowned street artist Banksy.


Guests: TBD



2:06 – 2:19

U.S. Secretary of Labor talks jobs

For many Americans, November’s presidential election will come down to one thing: the economy. That means jobs, and the numbers have been less than sunny. While earlier in the year some analysts predicted an unemployment rate of less than 8% by November, last month’s number was 8.2%. The new report comes out Friday. Guest host Mario Solis-Marich checks in with current U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, to get the skinny on what’s expected.



Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor




2:21:30 – 2:39 - OPEN




2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Does chivalry still exist, and did it ever?

Chivalry. Gallantry. Heroism. Words that evoke selflessness and a certain type of moral code, such as “woman and children first” or “the captain must go down with the ship.” According to a study performed by two Swedish economists using the records of eighteen different shipping disasters, however, more often than not the slogan in the midst of crisis amounts to “every man for himself.” The researcher’s larger interest was in humankind’s tendency towards magnanimity in times of duress. Apparently, we flunked. Yet at the same time, we see examples like those of Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn, and Alex Teves, all of whom died shielding their girlfriends at the Aurora shooting. What are the expectations when it comes to protecting loved ones in times of stress? Is chivalry dead? Does gender make a difference?

Guests: TBD









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