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Hunting the Mortgage Predators: BOBBI MURRAY will report on the mortgage-backed securities business and how it propelled the aggressive marketing of hideously risky loan “products.” Bobbi has reported on politics, economics, police reform and healthcare issues for Los Angeles magazine, The Nation and LA Weekly, and she’s a contributor to the new book Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered our Financial System and How We Can Recover.
Also: RICHARD PRICE talks about his novel LUSH LIFE – it’s out now in paperback, and it’s about intersecting worlds on the Lower East Side: yuppies, Chinese immigrants, kids from the projects, old Jews, and of course the cops. Michael Chabon calls Richard Price “one of the best writers of dialogue in the history of American literature.”
Plus: the KPFK Dodger preview! DAVE ZIRIN is sports columnist for The Nation magazine, their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. He also writes for the L.A. Times and The Progressive; his new book is A People’s History of Sports in the United States – and we’ve seen him recently on the Rachel Maddow show.
More stuff to read: my new post at TheNation.com, “Obama’s ‘Katrina Moment’? Never Mind.”