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Patt Morrison

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 al


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

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:30:11 GMT

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

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:25:44 GMT

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

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:52:54 GMT

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

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:30:12 GMT

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

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:57:42 GMT

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

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:58:22 GMT

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 of a universal machine into a history-altering reality.

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

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:15 GMT

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

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:47:45 GMT

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

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:00:02 GMT

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 C. English, author of ‘The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra’ to find out how Saint Nicholas was transformed into a worldwide phenomenon.

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VIDEO: Comedy Congress at the Crawford Family Forum

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:00:03 GMT

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 comedians. Our motto on Comedy Congress is that just when politics makes you want to cry, it's usually best to laugh.

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Mercy For Animals finds turkey abuse at Butterball

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:02 GMT

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

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:00:03 GMT

"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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