2010 Progressive Honor Roll: KPFK Wed. 12/29

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2010: JOHN NICHOLS names the names of some of our political heroes; number one is Bernie Sanders.  John is Washington Correspondent for The Nation and writes “The Beat” blog at TheNation.com.   “Most Valuable Online Activism”: Progressive Change Campaign Committee, HERE.

Also: The Museum of Jurassic Technology is one of the treasures of Los Angeles–it’s a weird and wonderful place on Venice Boulevard that attracts art fanatics from around the world.  Founder and director DAVID WILSON raises big questions about really small art.  (originally broadcast 6-19-2001).

Plus: THELONIOUS MONK wasn’t a naive, childlike, eccentric character – that’s what historian ROBIN KELLEY says.  He talks about the life, the times, and the music of  “an American original.” Robin teaches at USC; his book Thelonious Monk is out now in paperback.  PLAYLIST: “‘Round Midnight,”  “Well You Needn’t,” “Straight No Chaser,” “Sweet and Lovely” – 1947 Blue Note sessions.  (originally broadcast 10-21-09)