Saturday, January 30, 2010

A remembrance of Howard Zinn on KTNF

From an email from Andy Driscoll:

James Mayer of Twin Cities AM950's "Of the People" and I are collaborating on a special of his program airing from 3:00 to 4:00PM Sunday (tomorrow), Jan 31, in honor of the lifelong contributions of the great historian, author and progressive mentor to all, Howard Zinn, who died last Wednesday at age 87 from a heart attack while visiting family in California and giving yet another of his great talks. Howard's landmark book first published in 1980 - "A People's History of the United States," stands forever as a counterweight to the often distorted views published and taught in elementary and secondary schools, absent as they are of the perspective of those who sacrificed their people, their lands and /or their human dignity to create wealth for the colonial powers that settled America.

Tune in and join the conversation about Howard Zinn with AM950's James Mayer and KFAI's Andy Driscoll on "OF THE PEOPLE".

We'll hear the words of Bill Moyers, Matthew Rothschild (Progressive Magazine), and talk with Zinn's closest friends and colleagues, retired Macalester Professor Henry and wife, Pat West along with longtime Zinn friend, Marv Davidov. And YOU.

And we'll hear the wisdom of Howard Zinn from the horse's mouth in his past appearances on Twin Cities radio shows, TruthToTell and Of the People and read from his books, "A People's History of the United States" and "Voices of A People's History," the latter written with Anthony Arnove.

Sunday, Jan 31 - 3:00-4:00PM - on KTNF - 950 on the AM dial - or STREAM US LIVE AT <>

Join us tomorrow at 3:00PM. Call in with your thoughts and remembrances of Howard Zinn:  952-946-6205.

Spot says not to miss this one.

Update: Bob Herbert had an affecting remembrance of Howard Zinn in the New York Times today. And I meant “affecting,” not “affectionate,” although it is that, too.

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