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Your Call: How has dissent shaped U.S. history?

Jun 11, 2015

On the June 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian Ralph Young on the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. The book Dissent: History of an American Idea, chronicles a history of dissenters who went against the grain. It spans dissent from colonial times to the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements in the 21st century. What is considered dissent and what isn’t? What can the history of dissent tell us about how social change happens? It’s Your Call, with David Onek, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Martin Duberman, author of Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left.  The late historian, educator, and activist would have turned 90 this August.  Zinn is most famous for his book, A People’s History of the United States.  Duberman writes that Zinn felt he’d been “born with class consciousness.” Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. How has Howard Zinn’s life and works affected your own? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.   Guest: