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April 26, 2006

Eyal Press on ALOUD on The Off-Ramp

Through a special collaboration with 89.3 KPCC, ALOUD on the Off-Ramp extends the insightful discussions of ALOUD at Central Library to allow both audience members and listeners the unique opportunity to engage each other in an informal exchange of ideas beyond the live lecture and performance series held regularly at the Downtown Central Library.

ALOUD on the Off-Ramp will present thought-provoking questions posed by participating guests from the award-winning series. 89.3 KPCC and ALOUD at Central Library invite you to join in and respond by voicing your own opinions and viewpoints.

Presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, in association with the Los Angeles Public Library, ALOUD at Central Library presents over 75 live events a year and provides a public forum for discussion and ideas from some of today’s brightest writers, thinkers, and innovators.

On Wednesday, April 26, award-winning journalist Eyal Press sat down with writer and host Patt Morrison to discuss the economic and social roots of America’s most volatile conflict: the war over abortion. Press, a regular contributor to The Nation, recently published a book, Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict that Divided America, based on his own family’s experience on the front lines. During the course of the evening, he and Morrison engaged in a compelling discussion of the 1998 threat against the life of Press’ abortion provider father, and the driving passions and beliefs at odds from both sides of the embattled issue. After the program, Eyal Press posed the following question for ALOUD on the Off Ramp:

Is there any room for common ground in the abortion debate, or is it destined to be polarized in light of the deeply-held (or might it be better to say "absolute"?) convictions on both sides?

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April 6, 2006

Kevin Philips on ALOUD on The Off-Ramp

Through a special collaboration with 89.3 KPCC, ALOUD on the Off-Ramp extends the insightful discussions of ALOUD at Central Library to allow both audience members and listeners the unique opportunity to engage each other in an informal exchange of ideas beyond the live lecture and performance series held regularly at the Downtown Central Library.

ALOUD on the Off-Ramp will present thought-provoking questions posed by participating guests from the award-winning series. 89.3 KPCC and ALOUD at Central Library invite you to join in and respond by voicing your own opinions and viewpoints.

Presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, in association with the Los Angeles Public Library, ALOUD at Central Library presents over 75 live events a year and provides a public forum for discussion and ideas from some of today’s brightest writers, thinkers, and innovators.

On Wednesday, April 5, Kevin Phillips, one of America’s foremost political and economic analysts and the author of The Politics of Rich and Poor, sat down with NPR’s John Powers on the ALOUD stage. Phillips, a former Republican strategist, has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades and has written several books on the relationship between wealth and politics.

In his latest book, American Theocracy, Phillips examines the problematic axis of ills that have undermined some of history’s greatest world-dominating powers: global over-reach, militant religion, resource problems, and ballooning debt. He and Powers discussed these issues and their impact on the United States. After the program, Kevin Phillips posed the following question for ALOUD on the Off Ramp:

Is there a clear and present danger to the U.S. from radical religion, oil and debt?

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Posted by ALOUD at 9:26 AM
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