9- Democracy Now : Howard Zinn, In the Home of Helene Würlitzer

“Democracy now!” is the show I listen to in bed early in the morning with Amy Goodman who is a prominent and respected American Broadcast journalist, a syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and an author of five books including the New York Times bestseller Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times. She is the co-founder and executive producer and host of the popular, daily, independent radio, internet and television news program named Democracy Now! It is broadcasted on 650 stations around the world.

Hzinn-enback-zinn-cartoonwToday it was an interview with Howard Zinn, who died yesterday. He wrote more than 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People’s History of the United States.

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People’s History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.” Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn’s award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered.

At 2:00 we all met in the home of Helene Wurlitzer around a buffet prepared with great care by Michael. We got to know each other a little more. I talked with Pamela Dodds and Heather King. Also present, the former director Bill Ebie of the Roswell Residency (residency of six months to one year for visual artists with an exhibition at the end) and Rena Rosequist who has been the owner of the mission gallery for more than a half-century. She regularly displayed and sold (and still does) works by Taos painters and sculptors.

I went back home with my neighbors Liz and George, both are writers.
Resume The Feathered Serpent, quite interesting finally.

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