21 April 2008

American Icon: Wizard of Oz - Airs April 21 + April 28

You may think you know the story, but Kurt Andersen and guests will take you to places in the land of Oz that are more wonderful, and weirder, than you ever imagined. We'll meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. We'll discover how Oz took over the Soviet Union. We'll check in with filmmakers Neil LaBute and Nora Ephron, novelist Salman Rushdie, performer Bobby McFerrin and others from across the world who find magic, meaning and inspiration in Oz.

The Listening Lounge airs Mondays at 7 p.m. (Central Time, USA) on KFAI, 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul.

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