Instead of a column today, I'll be working hard reviewing 2012 for tomorrow's big year-end awards column (see previous "Program Note" if you'd like to offer up nominees).
Rather than reading a column from my keyboard today, though, you can hear the interview I did this morning on the Uprising! show on KPFK radio (part of the Pacifica Network) in Los Angeles. For all the folks who were unable to hear me while driving to work this morning on L.A.'s freeways, you can hear the show at the Uprising Radio webpage (click on "Listen to this Segment" to hear the whole interview). You can also hear the interview from the Uprising Radio Facebook page, or at the KPFK site (click on "Play" or "Download" for the "Uprising! -- 12/20/12" list item).
The interview was prompted by last Monday's article, "If We're Going To Tax The Rich, Then Let's Tax The Rich," which caught the eye of the host of the show, Sonali Kolhatkar (and which has the charts discussed in the first few questions). This was a fun interview to do, because Sonali certainly knew the subject matter and because it was a full half-hour long. This allowed for more in-depth conversation, rather than me just trying to get in a few quick soundbites. We got to cover more subjects than even the original article, which allowed me to get in the subject I forgot last Monday (the estate tax).
It was too short for me to get in a blatant plug for our Holiday Pledge Drive here at ChrisWeigant.com though (...ahem...), but then radio's not really the best medium for pulling at heartstrings with kittens, is it?
Kidding aside, hope this interview will serve as a stand-in for today's column. Because I'll be busy making a list (and checking it twice) for tomorrow's "McLaughlin Awards" winners.
-- Chris Weigant
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