02/03/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents begins with historian Eli Zaretsky, author of WHY AMERICA NEEDS A LEFT: A HISTORICAL ARGUMENT. He traces the importance of liberalism to three periods: the slavery crisis and civil war . . . the period preceding the great depression . . . and the turbulent anti-war movement of the 1960s. And more.
07/29/13 - Monday’s Topical Currentslooks at the FBI’s secret involvement in the 1960’s counter-culture environment in Berkeley, California. The struggle between radical students, a liberal University President and soon to be Governor Ronald Reagan helped ignite an era of broad protest. We’ll speak with veteran San Francisco journalist Seth Rosenfeld. He’s the author of SUBVERSIVES: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s