Posted by on April 2, 2014

This is the second program in the two part interview with Burt Berlowe. Here Burt reflects on his role as a social activist as he comes out of the Viet Nam war protests and starts to form his future career as a socially committed journalist and author.  Burt has some powerful things to say about the value of writing in our current age and the way words still matter in the age of the Internet.


Burt Berlowe is an author, journalist, educator and social change activist . He has been writing and publishing people’s stories for more than four decades, first in the condensed format of the periodical press; more recently in the two books in the compassionate rebel series.

His current book: The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World has been honored as a finalist for a Midwest Book Award and the international Reader’s Favorite award. It follows its predecessor The Compassionate Rebel: Energized by Anger, Motivated by Love, co-authored by Berlowe, and honored as a finalist for the nationally-prestigious Nautilus Award, presented during Book Expo America in Los Angeles. Together, the two volumes feature more than 100 never-before-told stories of personal and societal transformation.

Prior to writing books, Berlowe worked as a reporter for the Mankato Free Press, Duluth News-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Twin Cities suburban Sun Newspapers, among others, and as an award-winning neighborhood newspaper editor and publisher. He also wrote freelance articles and columns for numerous local publications, including Pulse, Mpls. St. Paul and Minnesota Monthly, as well as Clamor, a nationally-distributed progressive magazine.

In the first of a  two part podcast, Burt reflects on the complex pressures flowing through the 1960s that shaped his approach to writing and to his role as a social activist.

Visit Burt Berlowe’s website  and learn more about Burt’s writing and commitment to social action.

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