KFPK Wed. 11/12: Obama’s Tasks

JEFFREY TOOBIN talks about Obama’s tasks – and the next Supreme Court.  Jeff’s best-selling book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court is out now in paperback. He’s a staff writer for The New Yorker covering legal affairs and a CNN senior analyist.

Also: The “No on 8” campaign defending gay marriage: what went wrong? RICK JACOBS will comment — he’s head of the Courage Campaign and he chaired Howard Dean’s 2003 presidential campaign in California.

Plus: Is Sarah Palin the future of the Republican Party?  THOMAS FRANK will examine the possibilities – his new book is The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, and he writes a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal.

Your Minnesota Moment: AL FRANKEN  is behind in his Senate race by about 200 votes, and his chances of winning the recount are pretty good: details HERE.

And we’ll pay tribute to three of our greats who died in the last week: Miriam Makeba the singer, John Leonard the literary critic, and Studs Terkel the author and hero of radio.