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James Cromwell, Einstein, and Your Retirement Plan. What Retirement Plan? You Tell Me!

James Cromwell as a character who's channeling Einstein's ideas!

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as ... themselves!

The actor who played Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, and the farmer in ''Babe'' is bringing Albert Einstein's politics, not his science, to the stage in an audience-interactive play by donald Freed. It's set for two performances only -- so far -- later this month at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. It's called ''The Einstein Plan,'' and he'll be telling us all about it.

As for the President and the Secretary of State, their arm-wrestling for the Democratic nomination, as well as John McCain's ascendancy to the Republican ticket and his hasty decision to add Sarah Palin to the campaign, are all laid out in ''Game Change.'' The authors, renowned journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, will walk us down campaign memory lane. 2008 feels so long ago ...

I was shocked to read that 43% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, and millions have nothing at all. Does any of this sound like you? Take your chance to call and explain why, and what plans you have for retirement -- or maybe you can't afford to retire at all. We'll be talking about that today, too

And they're still putting the finishing touches on the new KPCC building in Pasadena; we can hear all the sawing and hammering and electric drilling above our heads [but you won't].