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Election Analysis with HAROLD MEYERSON: Phil Angelides will challenge Arnold in November; Jerry Brown defeated Rocky Delgadillo for the Democratic Party nomination for attorney general; and Democrat Francine Busby lost the San Diego Congressional seat vacated by Randy “Duke” Cunningham to a Republican.
Harold is Political Editor of the LA Weekly, editor at large of The American Prospect, and op-ed columnist for the Washington Post.
Plus: KATHA POLLITT talks about VIRGINITY OR DEATH! And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time. Witty, astute and relentlessly logical Publishers Weekly. For Example, Katha argues that creationists should be permitted to oppose the teaching of evolution so long as they agree to forgo the benefits of the theory such as flu vaccines.
Katha is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation.
Also: The years after punk: in the new book Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984. SIMON REYNOLDS says that the postpunk of early eighties stands as “a fair match for the Sixties in terms of the idealism, the urgency, the excitement, and the musical innovations of the era.
PLAYLIST: Public Image Limited, Public Image single (Oct 1978); Gang of Four, Naturals Not In It, Entertainment (1979); The Specials, A Message to you Rudy, The Specials (1979); Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime, Remain in Light (1980)