Podcasting


Current podcast lineup


Zócalo and the Los Angeles Public Library a series of programs that feature Angeleno thinkers and doers speaking on some of the most pressing topics of the day. The show airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m.
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Op-Ed Columnist Patt Morrison writes about California government and politics and other issues she finds amusing or annoying.
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    The Oscars Taking a look at the down ballots (5:16 minutes)
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    A New Wrinkle: 'The Botax' (5:02 minutes)
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    'L.A.-It's no park place' 'Los Angeles is the nation's worst park to people big city' (4:53 minutes)
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    The Other Woman in the Booth: Why did KTLA exile Stephanie Edwards to the cold, wet streets of the Rose Parade and install a younger woman next to aging Bob Eubanks?(4:45 minutes)
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    LAXmas wishes: Isn't this thoughtful? Holiday gifts from the last people I want to spend Christmas with: the folks who run the nation's airports. (4:30 minutes)
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    God and Getting into UC: Christian schools say UC should give credit for biology courses using textbooks say God's word in the Bible always trumps science. (5:34 minutes)
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    'Get Ready To Rumble': Some Republicans have set up a "Mel Gibson for Governor" website, setting up the exciting prospect of the Terminator versus the Patriot. (4:24 minutes)
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    California's Red State Side: Patt Morrison wonders why California is as Red State as they come when the issue is the death penalty. An upcoming execution gives Gov. Schwarzenegger a change to change that--and to demonstrate his commitment to prison rehabilitation. (5:44 minutes)
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    The Rose Parade Gets a Great Get: Patt Morrison agrees that a ride in the lead car down Colorado Boulevard is just what Justice O'Conner needs to get her life after the Court off to a great start. (5:33 minutes)
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    A Ditch Runs Through It: Patt Morrison makes a case for restoring the once mighty Los Angeles River to its original glory. (5:30 minutes)
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    An Ode to Her Prius: Listen to Patt Morrison wax poetic on the joys of driving a hybrid in California. (2:39 minutes)
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    Oh no, it's O.J. again: Looking at the virtual hurricane Simpson and the real one named Katrina through the lens of race relations. (5:10 minutes)
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    Hercules in Sacramento: Are California and Arnold Schwarzenegger ready for a two-picture deal? (6:08 minutes)
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    There she… well… isn't: This should be an easy one. What has just been swept off the American cultural landscape? Not just New Orleans. (6:27 minutes)
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    Building cities like there's no tomorrow: It's a good thing that J. Dennis Hastert, Republican of Illinois, makes his living in politics and not in show biz. Because his timing stinks. (7:22 minutes)
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    USC's ISI Faces Changing Landscape: The Information Sciences Institute looks to become a significant player in the world of corporate reasearch and development.(6:10 minutes)
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    Medicare Confusion Continues: Glitch Adds to Medicare Drug Plan Confusion (7:02 minutes)
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    Misguided Approach: A Prechool Initiative's Misguided Approach. (6:27 minutes)
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    Weeding out the entertainment dogs: What do the UPN, WB, Pixar and Dreamworks have in common?Their dreams were big but the reality may have stayed small. (5:42 minutes)
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    Medicare: 'Medicare program looks like a big scam' (5:42 minutes)
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    Political Math: A Lesson in Political Math From the Governor. (4:53 minutes)
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    Fog in the Blogs: Many blog critics of The Times seem more interested in making political points,than doing real criticism of the journalism. (9:42 minutes)
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    Ralphs Faces 100 Million Dollar Question How much did top executives know about illegal tactics in the 2003 grocery strike. (5:57 minutes)
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    Facts About Immigrants Illegal immigrants may cost the state, but they help the country (4:28 minutes)
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    HP Looks Backwards to Go Forward Hewlett-Packard has fixed up the founder's garage and may be on track to revive the modern company. (4:44 minutes)
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    Big Data Broker Eyes DMV Records California should just say no to a request from a company with a questionable track record. (5.17 minutes)
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    A Virtual Amoeba A legendary California record store adored by collectors contemplates its future in an era of rapid change in the music business. (5.41 minutes)
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    What Gov. Schwarzenegger Should Learn From the Election Put aside clumsy propositions and start becoming a politician. (6:33 minutes)
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    T.J. Rodgers Doesn't Mince Words: The pugnacious CEO of Cypress Semiconductor talks about business...and wine. (6:01 minutes)
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    What's Holding Up WiFi?: Cities are looking--and should be looking--for ways to provide wireless internet access to everyone even if it means going around the big cable and phone companies. (6:33 minutes)
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    Executive Life Saga Isn't His Finest Hour: Michael Hiltzik examines how state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi handled the case. (6:58 minutes)
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    A Radical Healthcare Solution: Healthcare solutions that were once dismissed out of hand are suddenly getting a closer look. (5:18 minutes)
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    Should Los Angeles Seek Another Olympics? The last Olympics in Los Angeles was a financial and public relations success. But even though the financial rewards cannot be duplicated, another Olympics might do some good for the city. (6:17 minutes)
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    Border Policy Is Pinching Farmers: Three factors prevent poor government policies from being scrapped: prejudice, ignorance and inertia. (6:29 minutes)
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    U.S. Needs Systematic Disaster Aid Plan: Once a disaster exceeds a certain scale, the feds usually step in with cash, low-interest loans and other help. The assistance, however, is often ad hoc. (6:35 minutes)
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    We're All to Blame for Pump Prices: Like millions of my fellow Americans, I was subjected to an unprecedented experience in the last week: I paid more than $3 for a gallon of gas. (6:45 minutes)
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    Stem Cell Hype Is Hard to Combat: The California Council on Science and Technology, a group of highly experienced and well-informed professionals, has discovered a painful fact of life: Nobody likes a spoilsport. (6:55 minutes)
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    Drug Firms Try to Fool Voters: The pharmaceutical industry's campaign to turn California's voter initiative process into its wholly owned subsidiary is moving into full gear. (5:47 minutes)
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Columnist Jane Engle reports on what you need to know to travel well.
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    'Do You Have The White Stuff?' Find out how to interpret daily snow statisticsfrom ski resorts around the country. (9:23 minutes)
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    Is your flight cancelled or delayed: Learn about your chances of getting compensated and the secrets of redeeming that airline scrip. (8:44 minutes)
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    Amenities are nice, but they can be expensive: Some luxury hotels are tops in hospitality and amenities, but watch for those hidden fees.(10:20 minutes)
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    Your time or my time?: Why do Swiss trains run like clockwork and Italian trains are often late? How does a 6 p.m. dinner invitation turn into 9 p.m. in Mexico or Spain? A look at cultural differences as they affect your travels. (7:39 minutes)
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    On Yield Management: Can't get a deal from a hotel? Blame your frustration on yield management, a system used by hotels to obtain top dollar. (7:38 minutes)
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    How safe is your tour boat?: Although boating is a 'safe industry,' it's not without troubles. (8:46 minutes)
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    Category 1, category 2, Arlene, Brett, Cindy, Dennis: How are hurricanes classified? And how are they named? (7:14 minutes)
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    Outsourcing airplane maintenance: That plane you're flying on may have been assembled in America. But where was it last serviced? Perhaps not in the airline's hangars and maybe not even in this country. (7:34 minutes)
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    The safety of flying: August was the deadliest month for commercial aviation in more than three years. Yet flying is safer than ever, say experts. (8:15 minutes)
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    Travel four years after 9/11: The attacks helped forge a new U.S. tourist: bold, Internet savvy and more family focused. (4:17 minutes)
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    Check in or out at any time? Sure, if you have clout or cash: Most hotels specify set hours. But frequent guests and those at super-luxury spots get more flexibility. (3:39 minutes)
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    Fly off-peak to avoid long lines: Record-breaking air traffic means terminals are packed. To avoid the gridlock of rush hour, travel midweek. (4:33 minutes)
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    Attention frequent fliers: With rising demand for free seats, airlines make it easier to qualify for a complimentary flight but harder to book one. (3 minutes)
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    Booze laws can run wet, dry or damp: Tourists take heed: The U.S. has a crazy quilt of rules governing the consumption and purchase of alcohol. (2:19 minutes)
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    Attack on resort raises security questions: Experts say the lodging industry is at risk and may be failing to adopt safety practices that could save lives. (5:45 minutes)
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    Think before buying car rental insurance: It's not easy knowing what coverage you have or need. But being informed helps you navigate the road. (1:53 minutes)
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Insightful stories and exclusive tales by the Times reporting staff that are spotlighted on the front page of the daily paper.
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    Making the Time Count: Arnie Koslow loved boxing, and for years he was a timekeeper at fights around L.A. Now 80 and frail, he knows his minutes are ticking. (19:32 minutes)
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    Butterfly on a Bullet: Swallowing the Fire: Columbia's Final Voyage Like a sideshow performer juggling chain saws, NASA could not afford to break its rhythm of launch and recovery. (16:15 minutes)
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    Butterfly on a Bullet: Decoding Columbia, a Detective Story In an inquest fraught with questions of guilt and shame, scientists unravel the mystery of a shuttle's demise. (14:13 minutes)
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    Butterfly on a Bullet: Curious Outsiders Get the Jump on NASA Unable -- or unwilling -- to embrace its full history in public, NASA may have numbed its own ability to heed the lessons of its mistakes. (17:48 minutes)
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    Butterfly on a Bullet: Exhuming Columbia, One Piece at a Time Early investigators had to rely on informed guesswork. But clues were pouring in. (15:33 minutes)
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    Butterfly on a Bullet: The Fate of a Wing Shaped by Politics The wreckage had a story to tell, but at first it could barely be heard amid the clamor of so public an inquest. (13:48 minutes)
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    Butterfly on a Bullet: Firing Point-Blank at NASA's Illusions Was that a chunk of the shuttle that fell off in orbit? The Hog Works searches for an answer. (14:39 minutes)
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    Chasing Storms and the Buck: Roadside vendors move in after Katrina to sell basic necessities. Some are gougers, but some say they genuinely want to help. (14:45 minutes)
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    Mapping the Mind: Anatomy of Give and Take: Economic theory goes only so far in explaining why people buy, sell, save or trust. Scientists are looking inside the mind for answers. (18:46 minutes)
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    Mapping the Mind: Searching for the Why of Buy: Researchers scan for insight into how marketing may brand the brain's preference for products and politicians. (21:52 minutes)
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    Mapping the Mind: Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains: Sandra Witelson had studied scores of brains looking for gender differences. Then she found one that made a difference: Einstein's. (23:33 minutes)
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    Deeper Into the Donners: Descendants of the pioneers who perished that terrible winter look to archeologists for fresh clues. Still missing: hard proof of cannibalism. (14:47 minutes)
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    Life or Death: Love's Choice: Two mothers, each acting out of compassion, reach different decisions after their children lapse into vegetative states. (13:37 minutes)
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    A Mystery as Deep as the Ocean: An undamaged fishing trawler is found on the sea floor, its nets full. The captain and crew are lost. And no one can figure out why. (14:39 minutes)
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    For the Wounded, No Miracle Is Small: Two young Marines who suffered severe brain injuries in Iraq take different paths to recovery. Their families share in their ordeal. (15:07 minutes)
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    Hitting the Big Eleven-O: Turning 100 is getting old. Experts now focus on super-centenarians of 110 or more, like Marion Higgins of Seal Beach, soon to be 112. (13:06 minutes)
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    It Must Be Love, but Let's Be Sure: Couples these days are undergoing counseling to see whether they should get engaged. In the divorce-heavy South, churches recommend it. (15:02 minutes)
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