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LA vs. New York Summers: Brian Takes on Patt Morrison

Big Apple, or Big Traffic?

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 02:55 PM

A packed boardwalk and beach during the Jones Beach air show. (John Williams/Long Island State Parks)

In the latest installment of their semi-regular bi-coastal smackdowns, Brian spoke with his LA counterpart Patt Morrison of KPCC about which city is best in the summer: LA or New York? Take a listen to the audio below, and visit Patt's page for lots of great comments. Be sure to go in and defend the Big Apple!

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Comments [2]

Andre

many cliche's and mis-information. for instance - you are warned not to swim on NYC beaches after heavy rain.... and even yesterday some beaches in Suffolk county were closed yesterday for that reason.

Jul. 17 2012 05:06 PM

Dear Brian

Always find your show interesting. As for the air conditioning series, I like your guest am not overly fond of air conditioning. I do not have one. My wife is from Taiwan and I first went there in 1972 when it was a beautiful but poor agricultural country. Much of the technology. like water buffalo for farming, could have been seen hundreds of years before. People used electric fans but no one I knew had air conditioning. Now Taiwan is a modern industrial society, an Asian Tiger. They even have a bullet train that shortened the time from the two major cities from 5-9 hours to 1 1/2 hours, the train leaves every 15 minutes.

Taiwan could have never become a major technological country without its' air conditioning. They even, like Spain, had an afternoon siesta,while working long hours. 7am-7pm. If NYC was as hot as Taiwan I too would get an air conditioner. As your guest has a connection to India perhaps he can comment on how India is effected.
A question on health care costs. Five years ago I was talking to an OBGYN and she paid $300,000 for malpractice insurance. The question is are our doctors incompetent or is there something wrong with our tort system?
Taiwan by the way has a very fine health care system at a fraction of the USA cost.

Peace, Richard Sloat

Jul. 05 2012 05:27 PM

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