KPFK Wed. Aug. 18: John Powers

“The dollars are green. The terror level is orange. And everybody’s seeing red. Welcome to Bush World.” That’s what JOHN POWERS, columnist for the LA Weekly, says. His his hilarious and brilliant new book is Sore Winners (and the Rest of Us) in George Bush’s America.

Also: the staggering trail of evasions and deceit behind the sex-abuse scandals in the Catholic church: JASON BERRY traces the problem up to the Vatican and Pope John Paul II. His new book is Vows of Silence.

Plus: the moving and surprising political odyssey of ROBERT MEEROPOL, son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and now executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. He wrote An Execution in the Family: One Son’s Journey.