Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Patt Morrison schedule for Thursday, August 9, 2012

1:06 – 1:19



1:21:30 – 1:39

Women’s boxing knocks out its Olympics debut

Today (Thursday), women’s boxing completes its historic first Olympics. We discuss the winners and their impact on women’s athletics. What other male-dominated sports could soon feature women?




Bill Dwyer, LA Times reporter in London



Laila Ali, retired women’s boxer and former champion


1:41:30 – 1:59

Diet coke celebrates its 30th birthday

A look at Coca-Cola’s younger, svelter sibling’s impact on pop culture and waistlines in America.



Katie Baker, writer for Jezebel, contributor for the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times


2:06 – 2:19

Residents deposit debris at Bank of America to protest neglected foreclosed homes

Customers headed to local Bank of America branches in southeast San Diego Tuesday might have found themselves obstructed by junk furniture such as the old sofa that local protesters dumped in front of one location to protest the banks’ neglect of foreclosed  homes. Members of the Alliance Of Californians For Community Empowerment, a homeowner advocate group, want Bank of America and other property owning banks to clean up and maintain vacant property. The group is even pushing for a city ordinance that would create a registry of foreclosed properties, and fine banks who did not maintain foreclosed homes.



Paul Habibi, professor at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Principal of Habibi Properties, LLC, which owns over 1,600 apartment units in the Los Angeles area, and Managing Member of the Arrowhead Residential Funds, which invest in distressed housing in Kansas City, Missouri



Alliance Of Californians For Community Empowerment representative

Bank of America representative


2:21:30 – 2:39

Protecting yourself online: is your personal information secure with Apple, Amazon?

You would probably think that a technology magazine reporter would be an expert at keeping his personal information safe on the Internet; however; this past weekend, Wired Magazine contributor Mat Honan had his digital life kidnapped by hackers. Along with deleting his Google account, hackers also erased all the data on Honan’s MacBook, iPhone, and iPad. And what hacking takeover wouldn’t be complete without breaking into Honan’s Twitter account and posting homophobic and racially insensitive comments in his name. Honan conceded that his penchant for using the same information for each account is what led to the digital domino effect. What was more disconcerting, however, was how easy it was for hackers to attain all of his ID account information with just using his name, address, and email account through Apple and Cloud phone support. The essential piece of information that opened the flood gates for these hackers actually came from Honan’s Amazon account. All it took was for the hackers to call Amazon claiming to be Honan and ask for account setting changes (all of which were emailed to an address of their choosing.) Amazon has not made an official statement regarding Honan’s case in particular, but they claim they have taken care of this security gap. After hearing Honan’s story, do you feel less safe about the security of your digital information?



Mat Honan, senior writer at WIRED


2:41:30 – 2:59






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