Julian Bond on the 1960s: KPFK 1/16

JULIAN BOND on SNCC, the sixties, and civil rights.  He was one of the founders of SNCC in 1960, and led protests against segregation in Georgia.  From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the NAACP.  His essay, “”The Movement We Helped Make”,” appears in the book Long Time Gone: Sixties America Then and Now, edited by Alexander Bloom. (originally broadcast July 31, 2001).

also: HAROLD MEYERSON analyzes the Jan. 19 Nevada caucuses – he calls Las Vegas “workers’ paradise” where the 60,000-member hotel employees union, Local 226 of the Culinary Workers, has endorsed Obama.Harold is executive editor of The American Prospect and an op-ed page columnist for The Washington Post; he wrote about “The Caesar’s Palace Soviet ”for the Prospect website.

Plus: France and the US: today on one side of the Atlantic we’ve had “freedom fries” and beaujolais poured down the sewer; on the other, mobs attacking McDonalds.It wasn’t always that way: VANESSA SCHWARTZ shows how, in the 1950s and 1960s, Hollywood loved Paris, and, as the cover of Look magazine declared in 1958, “Brigitte Bardot conquers America.” The result was a rich and cosmopolitan film culture.Vanessa teaches history and film studies at USC; her new book is It’s So French! Hollywood, Paris, and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture.