Of his next broadcast tonight (8/26/26), Professor Dick Flacks writes:
“It was in August 70 years ago that the Japanese surrendered and World War II ended. The event was observed on national network radio by Orson Welles reading the incomparably eloquent words of Norman Corwin—and you can hear this on the Culture of Protest this week.
Ten years ago—Katrina—and that inspired a great body of song which we’ll sample. We’ll remember the 1963 March on Washington (August 28)and its organizer Bayard Rustin, just posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom. We’ll remember the execution of Sacco & Vanzetti, the immigrant anarchists whose case sparked global protest. And we’ll share a poetic remembrance of Julian Bond by Alice Walker.”
“Culture of Protest” airs on Thursdays at 6 pm PDT.