Successful revolutions are slow and quiet, not fast and loud

Young activists kneel and hold their fists in the air while facing the East LA Sheriff's station in Belvedere Park. They were part of a rally in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, on June 7, 2020. Photo by Samanta Helou Hernandez for KCRW.

The book “The Quiet Before” is about big social movements and what shaped them, from the 16th century Scientific Revolution to today’s Black Lives Matter protests. 

The Supreme Court considers a case about a football coach who led a prayer on the field, and Donald Trump is held in contempt of court for refusing to hand over business records.

Emmanuel Macron has been reelected as France’s president. But far-right challenger Marine Le Pen got more support than in the 2017 race. Are voters there moving to the right?

The SF Disco Preservation Society touts more than 2,000 records from when disco was the soundtrack of gay liberation. It’s run by Jim Hopkins, who’s been a DJ since 1981.