Books & Beats w/ Stu Levitan
Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010
For fellowship and food, music and speeches, come to the Labor Temple tomorrow. For a discussion of the worker councils, co-determined boards and regional price-setting that are the building blocks of German social democracy, listen to an in-depth conversation with Tom Geoghegan, author of Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life. [New Press]
Of all the great speakers coming to Fighting BobFest on Saturday (incl. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Thom Hartmann, Jim Hightower, Greg Palast, and, yes, Tom Geoghegan), I'm most looking forward to hearing from the greatest Member of Congress in Wisconsin's history, Rep. David R. Obey. These farewell remarks to Wisconsin Democratic Party, June 11, 2010, should explain why.
Shofar, so good. Rosh Hashanah opens the days of awe and repentance on Wednesday, making this prime time to hear from Seth Rogovoy, author of Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic Poet. Excerpts of an in-depth conversation, which aired Jan. 24 and Feb.7, 2010.