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On Fresno and Fred Astaire

Friday, November 13, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

I will broadcast Friday from Fresno and devote the show to the judge-ordered drought in California’s Central Valley. More than 40,000 people have lost their jobs because of water delivery restrictions imposed by a federal judge’s interpretation of the federal Endangered Species Act. I’ll be joined by key leaders in the region and lawyers from the Pacific Legal Foundation, which is fighting for the farmers, as we explore the absurd and devastating consequences of this law. I have practiced ESA law for twenty years, and have often seen the law impose enormous hardships on individuals, companies, and communities, but have never seen anything like this, but the Obama Administration and Congress refuse to act to end the misapplication of the law.

My conversation on Thursday with Mark Steyn began with a reference to Joseph Epstein’s wonderful book about Fred Astaire. The transcript of our conversation is here, and you can order Epstein’s essay on the grace and style of Astaire here:

Fred Astaire (Icons of America)

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