KPFK Wed. 3/12: Who Would Jesus Vote For?


Evangelical politics is taking a sharp, surprising turn – away from a war on liberalism and toward doing something about poverty and the environment. BOB MOSER explains – his story “Who Would Jesus Vote For?” is on the cover of the new issue of The Nation. Bob has been covering Democrats in the South for book to be published this summer.

Plus: novelist PETER CAREY has won two Booker prizes: the first for Oscar and Lucinda, which was made into a movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett; the second for The True History of the Kelly Gang, which sold two million copies worldwide. Now he has published his tenth novel, His Illegal Self, which tells the story of Che, a seven-year-old whose parents are part of the Weather Underground.
More Stuff to read: my Q&A with Peter Carey

Also: The Comintern had front organizations – and so did the CIA. The story of the CIA’s funding of supposedly independent cultural groups and magazines—and how Ramparts magazine exposed the secret funding in 1967– is told by HUGH WILFORD; his new book is The Mighty Wurlizer: How the CIA Played America. “By turns hilarious and horrifying” — Kirkus reviews. Hugh Wilford teaches at Cal State U. Long Beach.

More stuff to read: my new piece at the Huffington Post, “How the Spitzer Sex Scandal Could Help Hillary”