Howie Klein

June 11, 2012

Now a champion of progressive causes, Howie Klein spent his formative years as president of Reprise Records.

Originally Broadcast June 11, 2012. Howie Klein writes Down With Tyranny a progressive blog and is one of the founders of Act Blue a political action committee that supports progressive democratic candidates. On this program we discuss General Smedley Butler, The Business Plot, Progressive Causes, Drones, Habeas Corpus, Civil Liberties, and The Clash. Also a free wheeling conversation with Comedians Rick Overton, Kevin Rooney, Jeremy S. Kramer Eddie Pepitone and Frank Conniff.

About Rick Overton

Raised in New Jersey and New York, Overton comes from a musical family. His father, Hal Overton, was Thelonious Monk's big band arranger as well as a music teacher at the Juilliard Institute. His mother, Nancy Overton aka Anne Swain Overton, sang in personal appearances as a member of The Chordettes, the girl group most famous for their singles "Lollipop" and "Mr. Sandman". Rick has dabbled in the music industry himself as he plays the harmonica occasionally with local blues bands. Rick began his stand-up career while in high school as one half of the comedy team "Overton & Sullivan" but eventually went solo as he broke in at the New York Improvisation in the early 1970s.

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One Response to Howie Klein

  1. Shashi Dhungel June 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Glad the other side knows how to use money and not just Koch brothers. Klein is very smart I see why he has money.


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