Howard Zinn, author and activist was 87

howard-zinn.jpgZinn died today of a heart attack in Santa Monica. The playwright and author of "A People's History of the United States" had been scheduled to appear Feb. 4 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and introduce his new documentary, "The People Speak," produced by Zinn, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and others. Boston.com, HowardZinn.org

Dec. 4, 2009: Patt Morrison interview on KPCC


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