KBOO's Power is out
Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12
Host Gene Bradley interviews Peter Dreier, Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College about his latest book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, published by Nation Books.
The chosen 100 were and are the radicals of their day who challenged injustice wherever they saw it: the monopoly and corruption of big business, exploitation of workers, U.S. militarism, legal inequity for women, blacks and minorities, degradation of the environment, voter restrictions on African-Americans, the gross discrepancy between haves and have-nots, etc.
Kirkus calls the book "a provocative collection that includes a timeline and a roster of up-and-coming contenders for a new century already showing signs of progress."