Matt Taibbi’s writing makes the powerful squirm. In one of his Rolling Stone articles he compared Goldman Sachs to a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity.” In his book, Griftopia, Taibbi argues it’s a new, powerful grifter class that is creating a redistribution of wealth in this country — taking it out of the hands of the working class and putting it into the coffers of the super rich. His book is now out in paperback.
Then, Richard Buckner makes beautifully haunting music, but it’s been five years since his last CD. He does have an excuse for the creative delay – actually several excuses. There were technical glitches with a crucial bit of equipment, a stolen laptop and a suspicious murder. Finally, Buckner has released Our Blood and his fans won’t be disappointed. He talks with Bob about the new music and about choosing better neighborhoods. [Broadcast Date: September 12, 2011]
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