John McPhee, plus DWP on KCET *

Prize-winning author John McPhee is Michael Silverblatt's guest today at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW's Bookworm. McPhee's most recent book is "Silk Parachute."

Tonight at 8 p.m. on KCET's SoCal Connected, Val Zavala talks to some key players in the never-ending political controversy over the Department of Water and Power and its employees' salaries and rate hikes, including union chief Brian D'Arcy, DWP critic Ron Kaye and former commissioner Nick Patsaouras. Here's the teaser:

* Related programming: The DWP is also the topic on this evening's "Which Way, L.A.?" on KCRW at 7:30 p.m., with a guest from the Villaraigosa administration and DWP critic Jack Humphreville. Updated item

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