LISTEN online HERE— iTunes podcast HERE
A riveting story about nuclear risk, examining problems with the command and control systems set up during the Cold War, and with the men who ran them. ERIC SCHLOSSER talks about some terrifying accidents and incredibly lucky near-misses. Eric wrote the best-seller Fast Food Nation; his new book is Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety .
JOIN a WalMart protest on Friday: South LA, Panorama City, and Torrance: info HERE.
Plus: HAROLD MEYERSON on the class divide among Democrats—and on the new Calif. Initiative to raise the minimum wage to $12, sponsored by Republican millionaire Ron Unz. Harold writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page and is editor-at-large of The American Prospect . Great interactive graphic “The 40 Year Slump” HERE
JOIN a Wal-Mart protest this Friday: South LA, Panorama City and Torrance: info HERE.
Also: The unforgettable sound of Memphis soul music in the sixties, coming from Stax records: ROBERT GORDON tells that story. His new book is Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.
Playlist: “Walkin the Dog” (Rufus Thomas, 1963); “Knock on Wood” (Eddie Floyd. 1966); “I Thank You” (Sam and Dave, 1968); “Respect” (Otis Redding, 1965).
LISTEN to newly discovered tracks “The Ghost of Stax Past” HERE