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Friday, April 20, 2012

Sunday, April 22 Live - Blase and Los Angeles Literary Scene

Sunday morning, live, from 10 - 11 am, I'm pleased to be part of the KPFK broadcast from booth 937 at the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, free, at the University of Southern California.  Come by or tune in.  I will be followed by usual outstanding line-up of Sunday morning public affairs:  Ian Masters and Maria Armoudian.  In my first half hour, I'll interview Blase Bonpane, who probably needs little introduction (he's usually on with "World Focus") and will talk about his memoirs, Imagine No Religion.  I have followed Blase's activism, radio work, on behalf of peace and justice for nearly three decades, and look forward to talking with him about his autobiography, not to mention celebrating his life and labor.  In the second half hour, I'll discuss So Cal literary geography with three experts and activists.  I'll welcome Bill Mohr, author of an amazing survey of Los Angeles poetry, Hold-Outs; Christopher Heisler of 826 Los Angeles; and Laura Pulido, one of the editors of a great new collection, A People's Guide to Los Angeles.   Come by the booth to say hello and purchase archival recordings courtesy the Pacifica Radio Archives. Thanks to Martina Steiner for producing this live broadcast!

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