David Remnick on Obama: KPFK Wed. 4/14

From the Center for Obama Studies at KPFK: DAVID REMNICK, editor of The New Yorker, talks about his new book The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. He’s speaking Thursday at 7:30pm at the Writers Guild Theatre, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills– tickets are $20 at writersblocpresents.com.

Also: KPFK Sports! the Dodgers’ won their home opener yesterday 9-5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks –we’ll speak with MARK KURLANSKY about the Dodgers who started out in Dominican Republic. Mark’s new book is The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris. He’ll be at the BookFest at UCLA Sunday April 25 at 1:30 in Young Hall.

Plus: China today has more millionaires, more skyscrapers, and more internet users than any other country. But what happened to Mao? What happened to the Cultural Revolution?  Everything you need to know about China – but were afraid to ask: UCI historian JEFF WASSERSTROM will explain. His new book is China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.
Jeff will be at the BookFest at UCLA on the China panel Sunday April 25 at noon in Young Hall.