MLK

10:17am

Thu September 18, 2014
Politics

Your Call: How far have civil rights come since the death of Martin Luther King Jr.?

  

On the September 18th, 2014 edition of Your Call we’ll have a conversation with Tavis Smiley, author of “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year”. In his last year King was campaigning against many of the same issues we still face today: poverty, racism, and wars overseas. So what is the true legacy of the famous civil rights leader and how is it making an impact today? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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10:14am

Thu January 16, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Sat. 1/17/2015 5pm

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

On this week's A Patchwork Quilt, Kevin Vance will air his award-winning show about Martin Luther King, this Saturday at 5pm.  Listeners will hear a piece of MLK speaking, for a minute or more, then a relevant song to the issue he's speaking to.  The songs come from regular civil rights workers in the streets and the churches, and from popular folk musicians from back in the day, as well as today.

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10:34am

Wed August 28, 2013
KALW Special ~ Today at 11am

11am Special: Hear the March on Washington, as it was heard in 1963

Historic archival coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – as it was heard on the Educational Radio Network on August 28, 1963.  

Hear Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech in its original context – as well as John Lewis, Roy Wilkins, Walter Reuther, and Bayard Rustin and songs by Mahalia Jackson and Marion Anderson.
 
KALW extends its thanks to WGBH in Boston for making this archival material available for us to broadcast on this historic anniversary.