LISTEN TO THIS SHOW ONLINE John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation, talks about the Democrats and the war and the coming contest in Connecticut, where George Bushs favorite Democratic senator, Joe Lieberman, is facing a strong challenge in the Democratic primary from anti-war progressive Ned Lamont. John writes The Online Beat at TheNation.com.
PLUS: War, politics, deceit, and betrayal: they all come together in the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the a-bomb and accused communist, told by KAI BIRD and MARTIN H. SHERWIN. “Devastated by the atom bomb’s legacy of fear, he became a vocal and passionate opponent of the Strangelovian madness that gripped the world because of the weapons he helped develop.” The book is American Prometheus: The Triumph of Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer it won the Pulitzer Prize; its out now in paperback. (Originally broadcast 6/1/05)
ALSO: SLEATER-KINNEY, the great all-girl punk band, is breaking up. “They came from the Pacific Northwest; they were young; and they had things to say” – Rick Moody. We’ll speak with GREIL MARCUS about the trio and their music. Sleater-Kinney’s latest CD/LP is The Woods (2005);
Greil Marcus’s latest book is Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads (2005), a “biography” of the Dylan song.
PLAYLIST: “Ballad of a Ladyman,” “Was it a Lie?” from All Hands on the Bad One(2000) (originally broadcast 7/12/00)
Living in the USA
Talking about politics, thinking about the Left.
The podcast “Living in the USA” is the online version of “Living in the USA” at KPFK radio, hosted by Jon Wiener and broadcast live Thursdays at 3pm at 90.7FM in LA, also streaming live at www.kpfk.org