BookFest at UCLA Preview: KPFK Wed. 4/21

L.A. Times Festival of Books Preview: DAVID ULIN, book editor of the L.A. Times, talks about BookFest highlights, including his own sessions with Dave Eggers and Elif Batuman.  BookFest schedule, info HERE. Tickets required but free from Ticketmaster: HERE. My session: “Does the American economy have a future?”  Sunday 11:00 Rolfe Hall.

Plus ROBERT MEEROPOL talks about the 20th anniversary of the Rosenberg Fund for Children.  He also will report on new info on the Rosenberg case in the new  book Exoneration by Emily and David Alman.  Upcoming RFC events in LA:  Sat. in Santa Monica, 4:30-6:30: contact Henry Slucki 310-556-2529 or; Sun. 10:15am,New Revelations in the Rosenberg Case” American Jewish Univ., 15600 Mulholland Dr., Bel-Air.  more info HERE.

Also: politics and photography – DOROTHEA LANGE took the photo called “Migrant Mother,” the iconic image of the Great Depression and the New Deal -0- and a lot of other photos the government censored.  LINDA GORDON will explain – her book Dorothea Lange, a Life Beyond Limits has been nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in biography. Linda’s session at the BookFest is Saturday 12:30pm in Young Hall.  (originally broadcast 11/4/2009)