I’ve been a proud member-supporter of KPCC FM 89.3 for many years and they are my NPR station of choice here in Los Angeles. I listen to them every single morning and have since 1993. I love Airtalk with Larry Mantle, I love the Patt Morrision show, I love Off Ramp with John Rabe on the weekends, I love Steve Julian with the local news and I love Kitty Felde reporting from Washington DC.
What I didn’t love was how they ignored the largest climate action in the history of Southern California and instead sent a reporter to cover the mindless dancing of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at L.A. Live this weekend instead of covering the real news. That was a decision made the multiple Golden Mike award winning Nick Roman, news director and someone I met while doing weekly commentaries on KLON FM88 in Long Beach during 1983-1985.
Hard to imagine that decision being in the best interest of you, me or anyone else in the listening audience isn’t it? Especially in light of all the coverage given the now dead pop star since his overdose death from drug use.
I had to phone into the Patt Morrison show today to spin the topic of the Pew Poll on Global Warming to focus this story where it needs to be. You can listen for yourself right here. My call comes at the 9:53 mark in the program.
2 thoughts on “Greenius on KPCC with Patt Morrison Talking About the Pew Poll on Global Warming”
I hate polls for this very reason. People like to use polls as an excuse not to take action or to tell themselves everything is ok. More upsetting is while at your event over the weekend, my kids told me their scout leaders were telling them that there is no such thing as global warming/climate change. Kids are very impressionable and they are the future. It angers me that kids can be taught one opinion and tend to adopt it as gospel. How do we keep our teachers from tainting our youth’s minds with their own opinions instead of showing both sides of an issue and letting their young, inquisitive minds come to their own conclusions? As usual you were very articulate and pointed in your comments. Thanks for keeping them on their toes. My kids go to scouts
Greenius: First off, thanks for coming and especially thanks for bringing your kids, Meg. It was really important to us to have kids play a strong role in this event and I dug seeing so many kids there on the beach with us Saturday. It makes me very angry to think of the deal we’re sticking these kids with.
Secondly, I have to say that some of the biggest dickheads and jerks I’ve ever met in my life have been Boy Scout leaders. I speak as a former Cub Scout, Weblo and Boy Scout. My best friends father growing up was a high ranking official with the Boy Scout HQ in New Jersey and he turned out to be one of the biggest crooks around. I can only speak from my own experiences and I’m sure there must be some decent dads out there who serve as leaders, but I never met a one. And some of the very worst role models of all gravitated to the scouts like flies to honey. I’ve met more than my fair share of abusive, creepy, control freaks and weirdos who have inappropriate relationships with young boys in the scouting movement. And for the record, any grownup adult male that dresses up in those dorky ass outfits has some real issues to begin with.
The day for the Cub Scout and the Boy Scouts has come and gone and there are much better ways for kids to be spending their time and much better organizations to be involved with – like the Tree Muskeeters for one of many.
I’ve got no beef with the Brownies or the Girl Scouts and I haven’t heard anything from others that would lead me to believe that adult women scout leaders are anywhere near as twisted and bizarre as the men I’ve met who were associated with scouting.
I think a lot of it also has to do with the fact that, as a matter of domestic policy, the only place you see Climate Change mentioned in the MSM – including our more liberal L.A. Times – is buried on page 16.
Out of sight, out of mind. People subliminally believe that, if it’s not constantly on the front page, like healthcare reform, it must not be an issue.
We’ve got our work cut out for us…