talk to the doctor. hi, dr. goodman. i'm lamont sanford, fred's son. oh, yes. say, listen. did i hear you tell my father that he only had 6 months? well, as a matter of fact, i was stretching it a bit at that. just take it, and be thankful he's got that much time. you know, grady... being that you're his best friend, you know, i--i thought you should be the first to know. i--i can't believe it, lamont. but you know what they say... sooner or later, your number's bound to come up. it was... it was just so sudden, grady. [sobbing] yeah. just like my cousin waldo. he was walking down the street one day, in the prime of his life, and in a second, wham, bam, boom. heart attack? no, someone dropped a set of drums on him. well, i just don't want you to say anything to him about it, grady, you know? because it'd just get him upset. lamont, i won't say a word. things will be like they always were. we'll be...close. arm in arm. side by side forever. good, grady. good. [sobbing] lamont? yeah? can you catch what he has? 'cause if you can, i'm not going near him. oh, here he comes now, grady.
, and then, i dont know, basically -- amy goodman: cavity search? dr. sara jumping eagle: no, not a cavity search, but i had to squat and cough. thats what she said. i had to squat and cough and then put the orange suit on. amy goodman: so you were put in an orange jumpsuit? dr. sara jumping eagle: yeah, i was put in an orange jumpsuit. and then i was held there for several hours. and initially, you know, my family didnt know where i was or didntyou know, they heard about it pretty quickly and were able to come and bond me out or bail me outut. i i dont know what you call iti. but i was in there for several hours. amy goodman: how did it make you feel? dr. sara jumping eagle: it made me feelyou know, it made me think about my ancestors and what had they gone through. and this was in no way a comparison to what weve survived before, so just made me feel more determined about what i im doing and why im here. amy goodman: thats dr. sara jumping eagle, a pediatrician, member of the standing rock sioux tribe. she was charged with disorderly conduct. ladonna brave bullll allard, who found
collins, and dr. john from new orleans, peter yarrow, -- .> they called meow -- al amy goodman: that's al jolson, and our beloved odetta. ♪ dime?an you spare a ♪ dime? ♪spare a ♪ amy goodman: "brother, can you spare a dime?" may well be a new anthem for many americans. the lyrics to that classic american song were written by yip harburg. he was blacklisted during the mccarthy era. during his career as a lyricist, yip harburg used his wor to express anti-racist, pro-worker messages. he's best known for writing the lyrics to the wizard of oz, but he also had two hits on broadway: bloomer girls, about the women's suffrage movement, and finian's rainbow, a kind of immigrants' anthem about race and class and so much else. today, in this democracy now! special, we pay tribute to yip harburg's life. ernie harburg is yip's son and biographer. he co-wrote the book who put the rainbow in the wizard of oz?: yip harburg, lyricist. i met up with ernie harburg at the new york public library for performing arts at lincoln center years ago when they are exhibiting yip harburg's work. e
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