In last night’s first presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama came out strong, presenting a program to strengthen the nation’s economy and help working families. Sen. John McCain, on the other hand, pushed the same Bush economic agenda that hasn’t worked.
While the debate focused primarily on foreign policy, the economy also figured heavily. In fact, moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS started the night with unavoidable questions about how to move out of the current fiscal crisis.
We’ve kept you posted on the fascinating one-man play “From Wharf Rats to the Lords of Docks” about the life of Harry Bridges, the legendary and fiery San Francisco labor leader. Director and star Ian Ruskin has performed the role of Bridges at union halls across the nation, including here at the AFL-CIO. The play also is available on DVD.
Now we can tell you that not only is the play’s sound track “Step by Step” available on CD, but you can see excerpts from the play, starring Ian Ruskin, along with song clips from Jackson Browne, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Tim Reynolds, on a special YouTube page. Also performing on the sound track are Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ciro Hurtado and David Mora.
The YouTube clips are, as MaresWorld says in a comment on the page:
Totally cool. Great sound and the message is timely!