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HOWARD ZINN, who died in 2010, stood at t e center of key social movements of the 20th century, and wrote the best-selling left-wing American history book A People’s History of the US. Historian MARTIN DUBERMAN talks about his achievement and his politcs – his new book is Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left.
Plus: MARK LeVINE on Gaza. Mark teaches the history of the modern Middle East at UC Irvine and writes a column for Al Jazeera English; his most recent book is Impossible Peace: Israel/Palestine since 1989.
Also: Columbia Records has produced and released a lot of the key music of the 20th century – historian SEAN WILENTZ talks about the musicians, the producers, and the music. Sean’s new book is 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story.
PLAYLIST: Louis Armstrong Hot 5: “West End Blues” 1928; Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys: “Steel Guitar Rag”, 1935; Billie Holiday “God Bless the Child,” 1941; West Side Story, Rita Moreno, “America” – 1961.