Of his next broadcast, host Richard Flacks writes, “This week on Culture of Protest a conversation with actor and writer Ian Ruskin. For the past few years, Ian has been creating performance pieces based on the life and words of American radicals whose work has been forgotten or distorted. His current project : THE LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE deals with the great revolutionary pamphleteer. We’ll talk about Paine and listen to some of what he said–and that may affect our perception of the American revolution that he helped inspire. Paine’s vision remains unfulfilled to a great degree–and continues relevant to our own time. Ian’s previous work included a play about Harry Bridges, the radical leader of west coast longshoremen–and we’ll be talking about that as well. Tune in to this very special installment”



“Culture of Protest” airs on Thursdays in the fall from 6-7pm.