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Today’s NYTimes suggests Ry Cooder’s Song “No Banker Left Behind” as an anthem for the “Occupy” movement. We speak with Ry about that song and his new CD, “Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down" -- and about his new book, Los Angeles Stories -- it is a collection of noir-ish tales of L.A. in the late forties, and the outsiders and oddballs in the old downtown neighborhood Bunker Hill and out in Venice Beach. Los Angeles Stories is our featured thank-you premium, along with Ry’s new CD.
also: Occupy Wall Street made a stunning showing over the weekend – we’ll talk about the different manifestations around Southern California with ALAN MINSKY, KPFK program director. My personal favorite: Occupy Irvine – more than 500 people marched on Saturday. Who would have thought?
Plus: It’s time to abolish the death penalty in California – with an initiative on the November ballot. JAMES CLARK, southern California coordinator for the SAFE California Campaign, will explain the strategy—and the need for volunteers to help gather signatures.