KPFK Wed. 12/10: Blagojevich, Zell and Obama

Corruption in Illinois, bankruptcy in Chicago: HAROLD MEYERSON of the Washington Post op-ed page comments on Governor Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for plotting to sell Obama’s senate seat, and on Sam Zell taking the Tribune Co., and the LA Times, into bankruptcy.

Plus: Kafka Comes to America – attorney Steven T. Wax talks about justice for Gitmo detainees.  (originally broadcast 7-16-08)

And we’ll talk about the financial crisis at MOCA, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art – the New York Times says the museum has “an exhibition record that many feel is the best in the country and even the world”  — but that its endowment has shrunk from $50 million to $6 million. CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, art critic for the LA Times, will comment.  more info at

Also: Your Minnesota Moment: In the recount in Al Franken’s senate race, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has incumbent Republican Norm Coleman ahead by 192 votes, but Franken says his own projections have him ahead — by 4 votes.

One more thing: The Department of Homeland Security is now an underwriter of National Public Radio.