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Israel in Lebanon: is there a way out? IAN WILLIAMS, UN Correspondent for The Nation, says the UN could help but first George Bush has to tell Israel to stop. An analogy: imagine if, when the IRA engaged in terrorists attacks on the British, the Brits shelled and strafed Dublin, bombed Dublin’s airport, and knocked out roads, power stations, and cell phone transmissions across Ireland.
Also: On a mission to build a peaceful, pot-friendly Shangri-La in rural Michigan, Tom Crosslin and his lover Rollie Rohm founded Rainbow Farm, a campground and concert venue. The farm quickly became the center of marijuana activism in Michigan, drawing thousands of hippies, blue-collar libertarians and militiamen to its annual hemp festivals. Eventually local authorities began an all-out campaign to shut the place down. Faced with mandatory jail terms and the loss of the farm, Tom and Rollie burned Rainbow Farm to the ground in 2001 and the next day the FBI and the state police shot and killed them. DEAN KUIPERS of LA CityBeat tells that story his terrific new book is Burning Rainbow Farm: How a Stoner Utopia Went Up in Smoke.
PLUS: Once upon a time you dressed so fine: on the 40th anniversary of Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone, GREIL MARCUS talks about the explosion of vision and humor that forever changed pop music. His book Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads is out now in paperback.
Playlist: Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone Highway 61 Revisited
Jimi Hendrix, Like a Rolling Stone Jimi Plays Monterey
Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone Live 1966
(originally broadcast 4/13/05)