KPFK Wed. 4/29: Obama After the Rev. Wright

Can Obama recover from the Rev. Wright’s latest statements? We’ll ask MICHAEL KINSLEY – he’s America’s leading liberal pundit – now a Time magazine columnist, he co-hosted “Crossfire,” wrote the TRB column for The New Republic, founded, worked as Editorial Page Editor of the LA Times in 2004-2005, and had brain surgery for Parkinson’s Disease in 2006. His new collection is titled Please Don’t Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries. Kinsley is the one who said “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth”;  and “Ambition can never be naked in a political campaign; it must be clothed in deceit.”
Michael Kinsley will be in conversation with Mickey Kaus Wed. nite at Town H all/Writers’ Bloc at UCLA’s Melnitz Hall, 7:30pm.

Also: it’s WILLIE NELSON’s 75th birthday. From “Crazy” to “Georgia on My Mind,” he’s been a glorious voice of America. He’s also the founder of Willie Nelson Bio-diesel (“Bio-Willie”), marketing bio-fuel to truck stops; he’s co-chair of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) advisory board; he supported Dennis Kucinich in the 2004 and 2008 Democratic presidential primaries; and he’s called for the end of the war in Iraq. We’ll talk about his music and his life with JOE NICK PATOSKI, author of WILLIE NELSON: AN EPIC LIFE.
Playlist: “Crazy”; “Red-Headed Stranger”; “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies. . .”; “Georgia on My Mind”; “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Visit the official Willie Nelson website