The San Bernardino Shootings: KPFK 12/2

We open with breaking news at 4pm about the shootings in San Bernardino that left 14 dead and 17 injured: we start with a news update from ERNESTO ARCE, KPFK’s news director, on the scene in San Bernardino, and then go to President Obama’s statement about the shootings.

GREIL MARCUS talks about writing the “Real Life Rock Top Ten” column for thirty years – the column features brief items not only on songs but on all kinds of stuff that delighted or puzzled one of our greatest cultural critics that week. Now Yale University Press has published the first thirty years of the columns in a monumental 600 page book, Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014.

And JOHN NICHOLS comments on today’s news about the mass shooting and on gun violence in America, and in American politics, today.
John of course is National Affairs correspondent for The Nation — read him at