Back from Baghdad: KPFK 5/15

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Back from Baghdad: MARK LeVINE
reports on Iraq ten years after the US invasion.  Mark teaches the history of the modern Middle East at UC Irvine and writes for Al Jazeera English.

 Also: “No Koch brothers hate in LA” – That was the slogan of a demonstration yesterday by labor unions, environmentalists and public interest advocates who rallied against the proposed takeover of the LA Times by David and Charles Koch.
Featured at the rally – a new song by our own RY COODER about the Koch Brothers and the LA Times. we will feature Ry’s brand new recording of the song.

Plus: A new book about Gore Vidal: I TOLD YOU SO: GORE VIDAL TALKS POLITICS—Interviews with Jon Wiener.  It’s our featured thank-you gift in the KPFK fund drive this hour—please call and pledge during the show, 818-985-5735.

And we’ll also have Your Minnesota Moment: yesterday governor Mark Dayton signed a bill legalizing gay marriage.