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A Tribute to Blacklisted Lyricist Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz

November 22, 2012

From Democracy Now:

His name might not be familiar to many, but his songs are sung by millions around the world. Today, we take a 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, Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism and poverty. A lifelong socialist, Harburg was blacklisted and hounded throughout much of his life. We speak with Harburg’s son, Ernie Harburg, about the music and politics of his father. Then we take an in-depth look at The Wizard of Oz, and hear a medley of Harburg’s Broadway songs and the politics of the times in which they were created.

[includes rush transcript, at link]


Joseph Stiglitz (Full Lecture) - Restoring Growth and Stability in a World of Crisis and Contagion

Stiglitz begins at 8:47 into the lecture.

Published on Nov 9, 2012 by Barcelona GSE

Joseph Stiglitz - Restoring Growth and Stability in a World of Crisis and Contagion: Lessons from Economic Theory and History - Barcelona GSE Lecture

Nobel laureate in Economics, Professor at Columbia University, and member of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Scientific Council Joseph Stiglitz delivered the 25th Barcelona GSE Lecture on November 5, 2012 at Banc Sabadell Auditorium.

Lecture summary and slides: http://www.barcelonagse.eu/news-joseph-stiglitz-gse-lecture.html
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