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Patt Morrison – sometimes she kicks butt and takes names, and sometimes she just has a good time talking with her smart and engaging guests, from authors to actors to scientists and politicians and, once in a while, some first-class eccentrics. After all, it’s LA.

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Sandi Gibbons on journalism, working for the DA, and why she's retiring


Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:30:11 GMT
Summary: Sandi Gibbons has tales to tell, and here she recounts a few funny, moving and plain old perplexing ones from her life in court. And I can tell you from knowing her, she is one great dame...


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Before there was Dudamel, there was Van Cliburn


Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:25:44 GMT
Summary: Van Cliburn died on Wednesday. He was a master of the piano’s 88 keys, and he held the key to a triumphantly long and profitable musical career...


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Oscars 2013: Academy head Hawk Koch on the future, Seth MacFarlane and more


Published: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:52:54 GMT
Summary: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch recently sat down with Patt Morrison to discuss the major happenings for the Academy at the Oscars and beyond...


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Former FCC Commissioner on the state of American media


Published: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:30:12 GMT
Summary: Michael Copps worries about news conglomerates continuing to absorb local news agencies, and how more and more investigative reporters are being left jobless...


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Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks growing up in the Bronx, her love of sci-fi and more


Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:57:42 GMT
Summary: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked with Patt Morrison about her childhood growing up in the Bronx, living with diabetes and her love of sci-fi novels...


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'Turings Cathedral' traces link between early computer and atomic bomb


Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:58:22 GMT
Summary: In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson tackles the origins of today’s digital universe, tracing them back to John von Neumann and a group of scientists and mathematicians that worked on building advanced computers, and expanding Alan Turing’s concept o..


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Ask the Chief: 2012 crime stats, patrolling LAUSD schools and 10,000 LA cops


Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:15 GMT
Summary: LAPD chief Charlie Beck stops by for his monthly chat with Patt Morrison...


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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on homeless pets and the officers that rescued them


Published: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:47:45 GMT
Summary: LAPD may be known for fighting crime, but they also help animals. The Voice For The Animals Foundation has a calendar featuring LAPD officers with their rescue animals...


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Extended Interview: How Saint Nicholas became Santa Claus


Published: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:00:02 GMT
Summary: Over the Holiday season, Santa Claus sees his face plastered from commercials for Coca-Cola in the U.S, to reprising his role as Dun Che Lao Ren, or ‘Christmas Old Man,’ in China. But did Santa Claus even exist? KPCC’s Patt Morrison spoke with Adam ..


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VIDEO: Comedy Congress at the Crawford Family Forum


Published: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:00:03 GMT
Summary: Election season might be over, but that doesn't mean Comedy Congress is too. From the Petraeus love pentagon to fiscal cliff worries, join Patt Morrison and her guests to laugh at the madness of it all — the truth hurts far less when it's told by comedi..


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Mercy For Animals finds turkey abuse at Butterball


Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:02 GMT
Summary: The food company has had some facilities raided by police after officials were tipped off by an animal-rights group who took part in undercover investigations...


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Extended Interview: Author Yann Martel and how 'Life of Pi' became a Hollywood film


Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:00:03 GMT
Summary: "Life of Pi" was a best-seller when it was first published 11 years ago. KPCC’s Patt Morrison spoke with the author about how the book made the leap to the big screen...


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Extended Interview: Ken Burns and the American Dust Bowl


Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:00:03 GMT
Summary: This interview originally aired on 'Patt Morrison'..


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Sandi Gibbons on journalism, working for the DA, and why she's retiring


Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:30:11 GMT
Summary: Sandi Gibbons has tales to tell, and here she recounts a few funny, moving and plain old perplexing ones from her life in court. And I can tell you from knowing her, she is one great dame...


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Before there was Dudamel, there was Van Cliburn


Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:25:44 GMT
Summary: Van Cliburn died on Wednesday. He was a master of the piano’s 88 keys, and he held the key to a triumphantly long and profitable musical career...


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Oscars 2013: Academy head Hawk Koch on the future, Seth MacFarlane and more


Published: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:52:54 GMT
Summary: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch recently sat down with Patt Morrison to discuss the major happenings for the Academy at the Oscars and beyond...


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Former FCC Commissioner on the state of American media


Published: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:30:12 GMT
Summary: Michael Copps worries about news conglomerates continuing to absorb local news agencies, and how more and more investigative reporters are being left jobless...


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Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks growing up in the Bronx, her love of sci-fi and more


Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:57:42 GMT
Summary: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked with Patt Morrison about her childhood growing up in the Bronx, living with diabetes and her love of sci-fi novels...


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'Turings Cathedral' traces link between early computer and atomic bomb


Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:58:22 GMT
Summary: In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson tackles the origins of today’s digital universe, tracing them back to John von Neumann and a group of scientists and mathematicians that worked on building advanced computers, and expanding Alan Turing’s concept o..


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Ask the Chief: 2012 crime stats, patrolling LAUSD schools and 10,000 LA cops


Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:15 GMT
Summary: LAPD chief Charlie Beck stops by for his monthly chat with Patt Morrison...


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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on homeless pets and the officers that rescued them


Published: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:47:45 GMT
Summary: LAPD may be known for fighting crime, but they also help animals. The Voice For The Animals Foundation has a calendar featuring LAPD officers with their rescue animals...


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Extended Interview: How Saint Nicholas became Santa Claus


Published: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:00:02 GMT
Summary: Over the Holiday season, Santa Claus sees his face plastered from commercials for Coca-Cola in the U.S, to reprising his role as Dun Che Lao Ren, or ‘Christmas Old Man,’ in China. But did Santa Claus even exist? KPCC’s Patt Morrison spoke with Adam ..


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VIDEO: Comedy Congress at the Crawford Family Forum


Published: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:00:03 GMT
Summary: Election season might be over, but that doesn't mean Comedy Congress is too. From the Petraeus love pentagon to fiscal cliff worries, join Patt Morrison and her guests to laugh at the madness of it all — the truth hurts far less when it's told by comedi..


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Mercy For Animals finds turkey abuse at Butterball


Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:02 GMT
Summary: The food company has had some facilities raided by police after officials were tipped off by an animal-rights group who took part in undercover investigations...


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Extended Interview: Author Yann Martel and how 'Life of Pi' became a Hollywood film


Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:00:03 GMT
Summary: "Life of Pi" was a best-seller when it was first published 11 years ago. KPCC’s Patt Morrison spoke with the author about how the book made the leap to the big screen...


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Extended Interview: Ken Burns and the American Dust Bowl


Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:00:03 GMT
Summary: This interview originally aired on 'Patt Morrison'..


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Patt Morrison for January 9, 2012


Published: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 02:39:00 -0800
Summary: What if economic goals and human goals weren’t in sync after all? If there’s an "up" side to this down economy, it may be that people are re-sorting what they think is important in their lives, and are planning for a post-consumer-driven nation. Also,..


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Patt Morrison For January 6, 2012


Published: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 01:59:00 -0800
Summary: Nearly half of the members of Congress are millionaires. How do those representatives represent the rest of us? Congress members' incomes went up over the same six years that the rest of ours went down. Do you have to be rich to get in office, or do you g..


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Patt Morrison for January 5, 2012


Published: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 01:39:00 -0800
Summary: TSA’s new screening program is called PreCheck, but there's a tradeoff for those expedited security lanes: you have to let them run a background check on you. Is it worth it? Also, did you know that there were African slaves in the future United States ..


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Patt Morrison For January 4, 2012


Published: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 01:39:00 -0800
Summary: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was sitting at a table greeting constituents a year ago when a man walked up, shot her in the head, and then killed six bystanders, including a federal judge and a little girl. What happened and what’s happened since tha..


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Patt Morrison for January 3, 2012


Published: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 01:19:00 -0800
Summary: In five years’ time, IBM expects to be making computers that can read your mind. Our prediction? That in six years’ time, someone else will invent a lead hat to stop computers from reading your mind. And if you ever forget what California’s about, s..


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Patt Morrison for December 30, 2011


Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:39:00 -0800
Summary: Almost a decade has passed since literary critic Harold Bloom called the men and women of the National Book Foundation idiots for choosing to honor author Stephen King with a medal for distinguished contribution, so we wonder what Bloom would make of the ..


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Patt Morrison for December 29, 2011


Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:39:00 -0800
Summary: Football in LA? The latest rumors on the NFL in the City of Angels, plus Friday's crackdown on distracted driving in Sacramento. All this and more, today at one o'clock...


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Patt Morrison for December 27, 2011


Published: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:19:00 -0800
Summary: As the world’s most isolated nation, author do North Koreans believe what they’re told? Propaganda has persuaded them that they are racially and morally pure, and that food donations to famine victims are in fact tribute from a terrified United States..


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Patt Morrison for December 26, 2011


Published: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 00:19:00 -0800
Summary: Oh, the day after Christmas. What’s the etiquette of returning gifts, and of everything post-Christmas? The expert answers your questions, and we promise not to reveal your identity. Plus, did you hit any local sights over the holidays? Amaze your frie..


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Patt Morrison for December 23, 2011


Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:39:00 -0800
Summary: It’s a tradition -- a regiment comes home, a Navy ship docks from overseas, and reunited couples kiss for that big welcome-back photo. This time, the chosen ‘’first kissers’’ were two California lesbian sailors. Is that the right image for the ..


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Patt Morrison For December 21, 2011


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:59:00 -0800
Summary: Big changes are coming for the Los Angeles Unified School District – a new contract for teachers, with more autonomy in each schoolhouse, and new cuts as the state budget tanks, again. Superintendent John Deasy makes it all make sense. A teacher can tak..


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Patt Morrison for December 20, 2011


Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:19:00 -0800
Summary: The baby is the size of a soda can, four months premature, the second smallest baby ever delivered in the country – and the ethical debate begins. What about her long-term health prospects? And the cost? Should these infants be saved no matter what? Wha..


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Patt Morrison for December 19, 2011


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:19:00 -0800
Summary: We hear stories about Americans who haven't planned for their retirement - but what happens if you did plan, and then your company pulled those retirement benefits right out from under you? It's all in the book Retirement Heist by Ellen E. Schultz. And be..


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Patt Morrison for December 16, 2011


Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:19:00 -0800
Summary: What is the gift that keeps on giving? The presidential primaries, of course. Comedy Congress has hung up its Christmas stocking and found it full of Mitt, Newt, and Barack. It’s your gift for the holidays, too. Next time at one o'clock...


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Patt Morrison for December 15, 2011


Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:19:00 -0800
Summary: Left handers can be disproportionately more creative and more successful than right-handers—many recent presidents have been left-handed—but could lefties be more subject to brain disorders like dyslexia? Plus, what is Christmas like for atheists? Is ..


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Patt Morrison for December 14, 2011


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:19:00 -0800
Summary: Have yourself a furry little Christmas - what are the best ways to help your pet have a safe and festive holiday season. And Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joins us to talk about the aftermath of the Occupy L.A. and other law and order issues in t..


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Patt Morrison for December 13, 2011


Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:19:00 -0800
Summary: The GOP rejected President Obama’s choice for the new consumer financial protection bureau; one Republican senator says the agency’s like something out of the Stalinist era. What scares Wall Street about the new consumer watchdog? Plus, some magazine ..


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Patt Morrison For December 12, 2011


Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:39:00 -0800
Summary: Doctors die too, just like the rest of us, but you’d be surprised at the choices of medical treatment they make – and don’t make - for the end of their lives . One doctor’s insights on why MDs make the decisions they do. And everyone knows there..


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Patt Morrison For December 9, 2011


Published: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 17:59:00 -0800
Summary: Guys, what is the matter with you? Researchers say young men think about sex about twice as often as women – that is, 19 times a day. Really? You guys feeling all right? Plus, the Republican candidates ramp up their campaign ads in Iowa and New Hampshir..


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Patt Morrison for December 8, 2011


Published: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 17:59:00 -0800
Summary: Is your sunscreen killing you? Is your lipstick putting up a fight with your face? As weird as some food additives sound, makeup and grooming ingredients are stranger and could be dangerous...


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Patt Morrison for December 7, 2011


Published: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 16:59:00 -0800
Summary: The bombing of Pearl Harbor 70 years ago became the seminal experience for generations of Americans. The critical 24 hours thereafter and the decisions FDR made would change the war and the world. Ticketmaster is really sorry it charged those extra fees, ..


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Patt Morrison for December 6, 2011


Published: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 16:59:00 -0800
Summary: How much of your day gets eaten up by email? And how much of it is to or from someone who’s just a few yards away? Here’s a radical idea: banning intra-office email. The backlash to the brimming mailbox, next time at one o'clock. Plus, it’s the dea..


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Patt Morrison for December 5, 2011


Published: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:19:00 -0800
Summary: Hospital beds for psychiatric patients have been disappearing for years – and now Cedars-Sinai is closing its major psychiatric programs. more than half of Cedars’ beds weren’t filled; what’s it mean for mental health services here? Every new tech..


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Patt Morrison For December 2, 2011


Published: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 15:59:00 -0800
Summary: Norman Lear, a man who actually bought an original copy of the declaration of independence, started the group People for the American Way 30 years ago, to work against some of the mean spiritedness in political discourse – if anything it’s gotten wors..


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