Arts and the economy

It's not just the Pasadena Symphony. The almost-certainly-a-recession is affecting arts and culture organizations all around. On KCRW's Politics of Culture at 2:30 this afternoon, Ruth Seymour talks with key people at four of L.A's biggest: LACMA president Melody Kanschat and Los Angeles Opera chairman Marc Stern plus Arvind Manocha, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Jim Royce from the Center Theatre Group.

In case you missed it: Former Times critic Howard Rosenberg and his co-author, Charles Feldman, had a good talk with Larry Mantle this morning on KPCC's Airtalk about their new book, "No Time To Think: The Menace of Media-Speed And The 24-Hour News Cycle."

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