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Bob Dylan in America: SEAN WILENTZ talks about Dylan’s work as a songwriter and performer and his deep roots in Amercan culture. His new book is Bob Dylan in America – Martin Scorsese says it is “as thrilling and surprising as listening to a great Dylan song.” We are featuring the book as a premium in our fund drive – please call and pledge during the show, 818-985-5735, or online at kpfk.org.
Also: JOHN NICHOLS with our political update – how bad are things for the Dems? Why is Wisconsin’s progressive hero Russ Feingold in trouble? John is Washington correspondent for The Nation and writes “The Beat” blog at TheNation.com. DOWNLOAD the entire new issue of The Nation HERE.
Plus: a chat with YOKO ONO about her plans for Oct. 9, which would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. KPFK will feature a 12-hour John Lennon special on Oct. 9 – I’ll be hosting noon-100pm, featuring lots of rare audio, and the documentary “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” on DVD as a fund drive premium.