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Topical Currents

The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century

08/08/12 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is a 20th Century “Social Justice Hall of Fame,” compiled by Occidental College professor Peter Dreier.  It chronicles activists, thinkers and politicians who challenged injustice and promoted democracy.  His list of vignettes includes Clarence Darrow, Helen Keller, Noam Chomsky, Studs Terkel . . . and even Bruce Springsteen.   His book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame. That’s Topical Currents with host Joseph Cooper . . . Wednesday at 1pm on 91.3 WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast 7pm WLRN-HD2.

WLRN Radio's Joseph Cooper says producing and hosting Topical Currents is the most rewarding experience of his long radio career, which began at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the 1970s.