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Suze Rotolo — she was the woman walking beside Bob Dylan on the album cover for The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan — was Bob Dylan’s girlfriend in the early 1960s. She’s an artist, and a teacher at the Parsons School of Design in New York. And she’s written about her relationship with Dylan in a memoir, A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties. Reviewing the book for Salon, Stephanie Zacharek writes, “This is an honest book about a great love affair, set against the folk-music revival of the early 1960s, but its sense of time and place is so vivid that it’s also another kind of love story: one about a very special pocket of New York, in the days when impoverished artists, and not just supermodels, could afford to live there.”

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The Giant Pool of Money
A special program about the housing crisis. We explain it all to you. What does the housing crisis have to do with the collapse of the investment bank Bear Stearns? Why did banks make half-million dollar loans to people without jobs or income? And why is everyone talking so much about the 1930s? It all comes back to the Giant Pool of Money. More…

[EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS MUST-HEAR RADIO]

RADIO TIMES

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Analysis of the West Virginia Primary and the future prospects of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. We’ll first touch base with JAMES WHITE, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Concord College in West Virginia about the outcome, then we’ll spend the rest of the hour with RON ELVING, NPR’s Senior Washington Editor about where this leaves the democratic primary race. Will Hillary Clinton take her fight all the way to the national convention? Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

Hour 2
A new CD revives the music of blues and jazz guitarist Lonnie Johnson. We’ll learn about Johnson 1899-1970 who spent part of his life in Philadelphia. Our guests are AARON LEVISON a Philadelphia-area music producer who created the new CD “Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson,” and with FRANCIS DAVIS who wrote the liner notes for the CD. Davis is a contributing Editor to The Atlantic Monthly magazine and a columnist for The Village Voice. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
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Santogold
Thursday May 15, 2008

Host David Dye welcomes eclectic Philly-born artist Santogold to the World Cafe. After fronting the ska-punk outfit, Stiffed, Santi White struck out on her own under the stage name Santogold, a nickname she received in grade school. Driven by the relentlessly catchy singles “Creator” and “L.E.S. Artistes”, her eponymous debut album is a kaleidoscope of punk, reggae, hip-hop, and electro, never letting up on energy or originality. Santogold is XPN’s Artist To Watch for May! Find out more about Santogold.

SANTOGOLD: L.E.S. Artistes

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