Special: King's Dream In Today's Economy

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to AFSCME in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 18, 1968

A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day special with a specific look at MLK’s economic justice legacy. We’ll play extended excerpts from yesterday’s MLK event at the Brooklyn Museum. Plus, On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone explains why they’re asking you to call our nation’s senators to find out who killed the whistleblowers protection bill in congress. And, why we expect more from technology and less from each other.

Dana Milbank On A Bipartisan Washington

Dana Milbank, political columnist for The Washington Post, follows up on Senator Mark Udall's proposal for Democrats and Republicans sit together at the State of the Union speech and other Washington news.

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Blow the Whistle!

Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of NPR's On the Media, discusses the show's crowdsourcing project Blow the Whistle!, which aims to out the senator who put an anonymous hold on the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Alone Together

MIT professor Sherry Turkle discusses her new book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, in which she examines how technology is diminishing our face-to-face contact and why that matters. 

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MLK: King's Economic Dream

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