Halliburton after Bush & Cheney: KPFK Wed. 3/11

How a well-connected oil company revolutionized the way America makes war – and why Obama still needs them: PRATAP CHATTERJEE talks about the past and future of Halliburton and its former subsidiary KBR.  Pratap is the managing editor of CorpWatch and has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian and The Independent of London. He recently appeared on the Rachel Maddow show, where he talked about his new book Halliburton’s Army.

Also: Your Minnesota Moment: Remember Franken & Davis on the old Saturday Night Live? Al Franken’s comedy partner TOM DAVIS will talk about how they met in prep school in Minneapolis, went on to SNL, and why Al ran for Senate and Tom didn’t. Tom’s new book is Thirty-Nine Years of Short Term Memory Loss. He’ll be in conversation with Laraine Newman Thurs Mar. 19, 7:30pm at Writers Bloc at the Writers Guild Theater, 135 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.

Plus: The old, weird American music: Art Rosenbaum’s “Art of Field Recording” vol. 1 won the Grammy for best historical album; now v. II is out. We’ll speak with Lance Ledbetter, who produced the new 4-CD set for Dust-to-Digital.
READ the New Yorker article HERE.

PLAYLIST: “Garfield”-Jack Staggers, 1981; “Brother you ought t’ve been there”-Nathaniel Mitchell, 1979; “John Henry”–Lawrence Eller, 1978; “John Henry”–Mose Parker, 1961; “Old Joe Clark”-Helen McDuffie, 2007.