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Patt Morrison

Columnist Patt Morrison Asks

Patt Morrison is a longtime Times writer and columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. Her broadcasting work has won six Emmys and 11 Golden Mikes. Her book about the Los Angeles River was a bestseller, and she was the first woman in nearly 25 years to be honored with the L.A. Press Club’s lifetime achievement award. Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its veggie dog after her.

Recent Articles

  • How using Ebonics affects black Americans

    How using Ebonics affects black Americans

    For African American kids, changing neighborhoods can change language skills. Stanford University linguistics professor John Rickford has found that for some African American kids, a new ZIP Code may also change the way they speak. Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or...

  • Patt Morrison asks: Stanford linguistics professor John Rickford on the legacy of Ebonics

    Patt Morrison asks: Stanford linguistics professor John Rickford on the legacy of Ebonics

    As students settle in for the new school year, perhaps changing to different schools in this era of charters and magnets, a Stanford University linguistics professor has found that for some African American kids, a new ZIP Code may also change the way they speak. Using data from a long-range federal...

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