New movies, new books and new congressmen. Dr. Lee Rogers, Film Critic Michael Snyder, Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein, Journalist John Matthews, and Author Cari Lynn.
Dr. Lee Rogers is running for US Congress in California's 25th district. He narrowly lost two years ago, this year he is going to win. Howie Klein from Down With Tyranny joins us.
Kevin Rooney, Rick Overton and Law Professor Jodi David Armour. David is surrounded by his heroes.
For 20 years prostitution was legal in New Orleans. Cari Lynn is is the author of Madam which tells that story. Plus David Kukoff talks about his new book Children of the Canyon. Along with Laura House and Steve Skrovan.
Madam tells the story of when vice had a legal home and jazz was being born—the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam
New Orleans, 1900. Mary Deubler makes a meager living as an “alley whore.” That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed “Storyville.” Mary believes there’s no place for a lowly girl like her in the high-class bordellos of Storyville’s Basin Street, where Champagne flows and beautiful girls turn tricks in luxurious bedrooms. But with gumption, twists of fate, even a touch of Voodoo, Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madame Josie Arlington.
Filled with fascinating historical details and cameos by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and E. J. Bellocq, Madam is a fantastic romp through The Big Easy and the irresistible story of a woman who rose to power long before the era of equal rights.
Children of the Canyon tells the story of David, a boy growing up in LA’s fabled Laurel Canyon neighborhood as the 1960s counterculture is coming to an end. David’s record producer father works with the reclusive former leader of a surf music band on an album that promises to elevate the legacies of both men to immortal status. His distant, peripatetic mother rides the waves of activism and feminism in and out of David’s life. The elusive Topanga, named for the city’s last remaining Eden, whom David meets on the beach the night of his parents’ separation continues to elude his futile attempts to reconnect with her throughout the decade. Through David’s eyes, we bear witness to the fallout from the California Dream’s malfunction: the ruined families, failed revolutionaries, curdled musical idealism, and, ultimately, the rise of the conservatism that put the country on its present path.
Senator Lindsey Graham doesn't want us to know about him. Plus Jon Leibowtiz who just wrapped up his four year term as chairman of the Federal Trade Commissioner talks about Ralph Nader, Law Professor Jodi Armour talks about the most recent execution in Texas, Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein discusses whether Senator Lindsay Graham’s homosexuality will be an issue in this year midterms, Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us about two documentaries we all should be seeing and highlights from our premiere episode of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.
The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America with Law Professor Jody David Armour who is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the faculty since 1995. Professor Armour’s expertise ranges from personal injury claims to claims about the relationship between racial justice, criminal justice, and the rule of law. Professor Armour studies the intersection of race and legal decision making as well as torts and tort reform movements.
A widely published scholar and popular lecturer, Professor Armour is a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. He has published articles in Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, University of Colorado Law Review and University of Pittsburgh Law Review. His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America, (New York University Press, 1997), received the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. He has just completed a book on the relationship between law, language, morality, politics and the performing arts titled Hearts and Minds in Blame and Punishment. Professor Armour is a regular legal analyst on KABC, KNBC and KCBS News and a sought-after legal expert on a variety of criminal law and social justice issues in a wide range of other media outlets. At the request of the US Department of State and European Embassies, Professor Armour has toured major universities in Europe to speak about social justice as well as Hip Hop culture and the law. His work on the performing arts and law recently culminated in a unique interdisciplinary and multimedia analysis of social justice and linguistics, titled Race, Rap and Redemption, produced by USC alumna J.M. Morris, and featuring performance by Ice Cube, Mayda del Valle, Saul Williams, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Macy Gray Music Academy Orchestra, and Mailon Rivera.
Prof. Armour earned his A.B. degree in Sociology and Philosophy at Harvard University and his J.D. degree with honors from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining University of Southern California, he was an associate at Morrison & Foerster, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart and taught at Boalt Hall, Indiana University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Armour currently teaches students a diverse array of subjects, including Criminal Law, Torts, and Stereotypes and Prejudice: The Role of the Cognitive Unconscious in the Rule of Law.
Will Ryan is the voice of Tigger. There we finally said it! Laura House, Ron Babcock, Jimmy Lee Wirt and David also talk about Chatty Magoo.
Steve Skrovan explains why David Feldman is a moron. Along with Storyteller Dylan Brody.
Ralph Nader, Henriette Mantel and Howie Klein join us for an amazing thirty minutes. Ralph Nader's new radio show premieres this week for Pacifica. Henriette Mantel starred as Alice in The Brady Bunch movies, and Howie Klein is the founder and treasurer of the Blue America PAC which raises money for progressive candidates around America.
The Essential Nader says, "Ralph Nader is one of America’s most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans of the twentieth century, his documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the “U.S.’s toughest customer” says Time magazine. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country."
Henriette's new book is No Kidding. In No Kidding, comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributors—including Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff, and other accomplished, funny women—writing about why they opted out of motherhood. Whether their reasons have to do with courage, apathy, monetary considerations, health issues, or something else entirely, the essays featured in the pages of No Kidding honestly (and humorously) delve into the minds of women who have chosen what they would call a more sane path.
Hilarious, compelling, and inspiring, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, shamed, and silenced—and celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them.
Howie Klein's blog is Down With Tyranny.
Kevin and Carol are back from Nice. Plus Will Ryan introduces us to his lesbian sister. Along with Dylan Brody, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin.
Jackie Kashian, King Of TV and Laura House. Jackie Kashian was born in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised by her father Elliot, and her stepmother Nancy, along with her four older brothers and one older sister. She graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 1983.
She discovered her love of stand-up comedy while attending The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was soon given stage time at a club operated by Bill Kinison (brother of Sam Kinison) five nights a week.
Kashian has had a half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom. She tours internationally, spending approximately 25 weeks a year on the road, and has entertained US troops stationed in Africa and the Middle East several times. Her most recent album, It's Never Going to be Bread, was named as one of the top comedy albums of 2010 by Amazon.com.
After living in Minneapolis, Kashian moved to Los Angeles and currently resides in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband, Andy Ashcraft. She is good friends with Maria Bamford and they often perform together, both in Los Angeles and on the road.
Fort Lee Mayor Burt Ross, our greatest American, discovers David's new hero is Ralph Nader. Also Steve Skrovan the host of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Ralph Nader is our greatest living American. This Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on KPFK we are proud to welcome the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to all our Pacifica Radio affiliates in America, Mexico and Canada. Also on our show Blue America's PAC's Howie Klein, Will Ryan and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Paul Dooley returns from New York after his triumphant performance in One Of Your Biggest Fans. Along with Hal Jackson, Jimmy DePetro, The Ryan Brothers, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin and Will Ryan.
Time to offend the delicious Laura House. Comedy's Ron Babcock, Mr. J., and Jimmy Lee Wirt.
Chris Kelly and Steve Skrovan. Chris writes for HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and is the author of Downton Tabby. Steve Skrovan is the host of the new Ralph Nader Show. Also Paul Dooley, Kevin Rooney, Mark Thompson, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin. Written by Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss and David Feldman.
Goodbye Oscars, hello Emmys. What’s on TV? So much to watch. Comics Jeff Ross, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Tony Hinchcliffe, Beni Aflalo plus Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys.,
Written by David Weiss, Guy Nicolucci, Hal Lublin and David Feldman, Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.