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The battle in Wisconsin, now spreading to other states, is not about cutting budgets — it’s about the fundamental right of public employees to engage in collective bargaining. JOHN NICHOLS will report from Madison as the unions fight for their lives against Republicans. John of course is Washington Correspondent for The Nation and write s “The Beat” blog at TheNation.com — we saw him on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC on Friday.
Also: “LENNONYC” -- the new documentary on John Lennon’s life in New York City from his arrival in 1971 to his murder in 1980. We’ll speak with MICHAEL EPSTEIN, director/producer/writer of the film, about Lennon’s music and politics in those crucial years when he stood up against the Vietnam War and fought Nixon’s attempt to deport him.
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