Tom Becker hosts this episode where we hear about the Portland Troublemakers School (April 13th) from two of its organizers, a movie review of "No", a discussion about the crises in Europe, and a book review of Jennifer Egan's "Look At Me". An error clipped the first couple minutes of this recording, and it starts right with Tom introducing Bill's interview. The list below is in order and the show is otherwise complete.
Larry Bowlden reviews an earlier work by Jennifer Egan (a Pulitzer prize-winner for her 2010 novel "The Goon Squad"), "Look at Me". Larry considers Egan's exploration of identity and how others see us affects and effects us.
If you listen closely, you can hear the last rasping breaths of the New Deal as it lays down to die. For the first time in history, a sitting Democratic president has proposed cuts to Social Security -- the single most popular government program of all time, and a bedrock of the modern American social contract. Well played, sir.