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Dec 28, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with CA Senator Barbara Boxer about life post-election, post-term and under the new Trump presidency.

Dec 21, 2016

LAT columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Methodist minister and author Bruce Forbes on the origins of the spiritual and cultural holidays of Christmas.

Dec 14, 2016

LAT columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Raphael Bostic, a professor at USC's School of Public Policy, about housing crises in Los Angeles in light of the recent catastrophe in Oakland. 

Dec 7, 2016

L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison sits down with Linda Lopez, Head of L.A.'s Office of Immigrant Affairs, about what the new Trump presidency might mean for undocumented L.A. residents and their families.

Nov 30, 2016

LAT columnist Patt Morrison sits down with Kathryn Barger, the newest member of the LA County Board of Supervisors.

Nov 23, 2016

LAT columnist Patt Morrison talks to Hadar Aviram about California's capital punishment laws in light of 2016's election.

Nov 16, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Edward Humes on the passing of LA's new traffic bill, Measure M.

Nov 8, 2016

LAT columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Mike Judge about the cultural resurgence and immediacy of his 2006 film, Idiocracy.

Oct 18, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Ja'han Jones, journalist and creator of the "Black Obituaries Project," a venue for members of the African-American community to compose their own obituaries, controlling the narrative of their lives, and potential deaths.

Oct 11, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with playwright Joseph Rodota on his recent work "Chessman," about California's controversial relationship with the death penalty, and the infamous Caryl Chessman.

Oct 4, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Alan Huffman, opponent researcher and co-author of "We're with Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics."

Sep 28, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison discusses Los Angeles culture beyond Hollywood with MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun.

Sep 21, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Roz Wyman, the former LA city council member who helped persuade the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles in 1958, bringing with them one of the most prized possessions in baseball: Vin Scully.

Sep 13, 2016

Patt Morrison speaks with Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin about their hopeful discovery of a new addition to our very own solar system: Planet Nine. 

Sep 7, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with arson detective Ed Nordskog about fires, how they're started and who starts them.

Aug 30, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison interviews Edward Finegan, USC linguist professor, about how words from southern California disseminate into the national vocabulary.

 

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Aug 23, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Stanford professor John Rickford about how different spaces affect dialect within the African-American community.

Aug 16, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with journalist and author Andrew Gumbel about allegations of fraud within the 2016 election.

Aug 2, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with author and activist Masha Gesson about Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, the recent DNC leaks, and their possible connection to the Kremlin.

 

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Jul 19, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with famed science-fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin about the modern popularity of speculative fiction literature, and presenting progressive ideas in not-so-progressive times.

Jul 16, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with author and historian Douglas Brinkley about the history of American political conventions and what we might expect from those in Cleveland and Philadelphia this year. 

Jul 11, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with author Rebecca Traister about the internet uproar over the upcoming all-girl reboot of fan-favorite "Ghostbusters," her book "All The Single Ladies," and gender stereotypes in America, 2016.

Jul 5, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison chats with Jessica Yu about overpopulation, international birth rates, and her newest documentary, Misconception.

Jun 28, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Matthew Gandy, geographer, urbanist, and Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Cambridge, about the elusive and infamous Los Angeles River. 

Jun 18, 2016

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Lara Smith, Vice President of the California chapter of the Liberal Gun Club, about guns in America, following the tragic events in Orlando last week.

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