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Obama’s surrender to Republicans “savages programs for the lower and middle classes, while hedge fund managers and oil companies probably won’t sacrifice a cent.” JOHN NICHOLS will comment — he writes “The Beat” blog at TheNation.com.
Also: from the archives: our interview with TERRY GROSS of NPR’s “Fresh Air” — her show is heard by 4.5 million people on 450 stations. Topics: what went wrong in her interviews with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and Bill O’Reilly. Also, I ask “What is the deal with rumors that you are a lesbian?” Her book, All I Did was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians and Artists, is out now in paperback. (Originally broadcast 11/17/04)
Plus: the L.A. Art scene in the 1960s: in 1960 L.A. had no museum showing contemporary art, and only a few galleries — which is exactly what Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari liked about it. HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA -PHILP tells all – her new book is Rebels In Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s. Hunter will be in conversation with Eve Babitz at the Hammer Museum, Westwood & Wilshire, tonight/Wed. at 7:00pm—the event is free.