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Playing for the other Team(sters): Project 59
January 20, 2012 12:01 PM   Subscribe

Today on Rewind a remarkable historical piece that features two American icons who clashed over issues of corruption and misappropriation of funds in the 1950s and 60s. They are Robert Kennedy- former Attorney General of the United States, but at the time Chief Investigator of the Rackets Committee for the United States Senate, and James Hoffa- head of the Teamsters Union. (MP3)

Kennedy was convinced that Hoffa worked with mobsters, extorted money from employers, and raided Teamster pension funds.

Listen as Kennedy lays down accusations, and Mr. Hoffa responds; in their own words. (Download MP3 version by right clicking here, and saving file as...)
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As a fan of James Ellroy's writing, and especially the Undworld USA trilogy, this is great. It's a time in US history that I love reading and hearing about...
posted by Eekacat at 12:55 PM on January 20, 2012


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