Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of many significant, entertaining, and well-received books, including “Nickel and Dimed: on Not getting by in America”, “Bait and Switch: the Futile Pursuit of the American Dream”, and “For Her own Good: 150 years of Expert’s Advice to Women”.
She returned to Portland on Wednesday to talk at Powell’s City of Books about her latest book “This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation”.
Here are excerpts from her talk, as recorded by KBOO’s Ethan Scarl:
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family," about the "secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power." Sharlett is a contributing editor for Harpers Magazine and Rolling Stone.
Waterfront Blues Festival, 2008. This is an interview with old time blues player, Robert "Wofman" Belfour. Listen for his music bedded underneath the interview and following immediately after (hastily ended, the batteries died before I could wrap up the questions). Belfour goes in to growing up on a southern Mississippi Crop Share farm, his performance technique, and his first major success in the business.
Investigative journalist, Jeremy Scahill, author of BLACKWATER: THE RISE OF THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MERCENARY ARMY, spoke at Powell's City of Books in Portland on June 15th. In Part 2 he answers questions from the audience. Recorded by Will Seaman