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Actor James Franco stars alongside Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant’s new film Milk, which opens Nov. 26 in some cities. He plays Scott Smith, the boyfriend of title character Harvey Milk, a pioneering gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered in 1978.Initially known for his role on the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series Freaks and Geeks, Franco entered the popular film scene in earnest when he played Harry Osborne in the Spider-Man movies alongside his close friend Tobey Maguire.

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Hour 1
In his new book, American Lion, JON MEACHAM explores the presidency of Andrew Jackson which Meacham says can be useful in understanding the ways of contemporary Washington. Meacham is the Editor of Newsweek Magazine. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Hour 2
According to Wired magazine founding editor KEVIN KELLY, we are at a significant moment in our cultural history as our written tradition of record-keeping and story-telling shifts from writing to a video-based system. His article on the topic was published in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine “Becoming Screen Literate.” Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3



Raphael Saadiq is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose new album, “The Way I See It,” was recently released by Columbia. Saadiq was a founding member of the groups Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl, and has produced for artists like D’Angelo, Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige. His new record borrows the soul sounds of the 1960s, with a bit of the ’70s thrown in for good measure. He talks with Jesse about growing up in Oakland, touring with Prince and Sheila E, his days with the Tonys, and more. PLUS, Mick Collins of The Gories & Dirt Bombs, etc.



Live from a bowling alley in Asbury Park, May 2007

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