|The Executed God : The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America by Mark Lewis Taylor
Paperback - May
The implication of Christianity in the history of capital punishment and our penal system
Taylor, a long-time activist against the death penalty and in support of Mumia
Abu-Jamal, at some personal sacrifice, refused to let the book be used as a premium during the recent fund drive at WBAI.
Who Put the Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz? : Yip Harburg, Lyricist by by Harold Meyerson, Ernie Harburg, Yip Harburg
Paperback - June
Listen to Democracy Now's archived Yip
Harburg Special of July 3, 2000
His name might not be familiar to many, but his songs are sung by millions around the world.
Journey through the life and work of Yip Harburg, the Broadway lyricist who wrote such hits as "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" and who put the music into the Wizard of Oz. Born into poverty on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Yip always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism and poverty. A lifelong socialist, Yip was blacklisted and hounded throughout much of his life.