KPFA Special Broadcast, for November 20, 2008 - 2:00pm
This KPFA audio archive is no longer available. For more information on KPFA's archiving policy go here: Learn More.The Visionary Activist: 30th anniversary of Jonestown Murders.
Caroline welcomes prize-winning LA Times journalist Tim Reiterman, author of the recently re-published "Raven-The Untold Story of the Rev Jim Jones and His People."
Reiterman was wounded on the jungle airstrip attack that killed Rep. Leo Ryan and 3 reporters and a temple defector 30 years ago.
30th anniversaries are opportune times to glean lessons about leadership, and the toxic-mimic of leadership - the tyrannical father, reminding us to never surrender our autonomy, to break the spell of the con, who lures people with the bait of the desirable community dream, into a death-dealing trap.