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RY COODER has released his first live record in more than 35 years—Live in San Francisco, recorded in 2011. “One of those nights when you wish you’d been in Row A,” said the Sunday Times of London. We’ll speak with Ry and listen: PLAYLIST: “Crazy ‘bout an Automobile”; “Do Re Mi”; “Lord Tell Me Why”; “School is Out.”
Plus: Fighting foreclosure: cities can reclaim foreclosed houses from banks under eminent domain, and sell them at reduced prices—PETER DREIER will explain—he’s Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His latest book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century. He wrote about cities seizing property from banks at TheNation.com, HERE.
Also: Hollywood and Hitler: in the 1930s, the studios cancelled several explicitly anti-Nazi films planned for production, and deleted anything that could be construed as critical of the Nazis in several other movies. And yet the studios were run by Jews. DAVID DENBY of The New Yorker says that the studios had “an enormous power base that makes their timidity regarding Nazism a matter of psychological, cultural and political interest.”
And: “Capitalism works for me!” – STEVE LAMBERG’s neon in Times Square asks people to vote “True” or False”: HERE.