Arizona and Immigrants: KPFK Wed. 5/5

Are Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws going to help Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid win re-election?  In 1994, when California Republicans passed the anti-immigrant Prop. 187, Latinos started voting Democratic in overwhelming numbers. JOHN NICHOLS will comment; he’s Washington Correspondent for The Nation, and writes “The Beat” blog at — now redesigned and re-launched.

Also: Greil Marcus on Van Morrison, the wild and turbulent Northern Irish singer-songwriter who recorded the songs “Wild Night” and “Brown Eyed Girl” and the albums “Astral Weeks” and “Moondance.”  Greil’s new book is When That Rough God Roes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison.  Greil will be reading and signing Friday at 7:30pm Skylight Books , 1818 N. Vermont Ave.

Plus: yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Kent State killings; and we’ll also have Your Minnesota Moment:  St. Paul’s mayor takes action against Arizona for its new anti-immigrant law.

Daniel Widener talks about culture and black struggle in postwar L.A. — he teaches history at UCSD and his new book is Black Arts West. We’ll also talk about the recent racist activity at UCSD — and the compendium of documents about it,  ‘Another University is Possible.’   Danny will be speaking at Eso Won Books on Fri. May 7, 7pm in Liemert Park.