Flashpoints on 02/15/12
Today's Flashpoints features a special live interview with host Dennis Bernstein about his life, his activism and his new book of poems, "Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom."
"Dennis Bernstein is a hero to me because of his dedicated, unflinching reporting of real news on Flashpoints, at KPFA in Berkeley, California. But his fearless pursuit of the truth about what is happening in our rapidly transforming world did not prepare me for the beauty, depth, not-one-word-mislaid perception of this amazing book. Each word, each line, each thought has a weight, a texture, a surprise all its own. With its moving preface, in which Dennis shares his own struggles as a young child with special needs, SPECIAL ED: VOICES FROM A HIDDEN CLASSROOM is that unusual gift literature can be: We are connected to humanity in ways we might never have even considered or imagined before. Above all it is art turned to us through the eyes of love."—Alice Walker