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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)