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Friday, January 18, 2008

With all the talk of Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson, listen to a rare piece of historical audio of a phone call in which the two of them planning the Voting Rights Act. Also, Governor Eliot Spitzer – how will he handle the economic downturn?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute: Post your one-minute reading about an ethnic group other than your own for everyone to read, and we’ll select a few to be read on the air.


Eliot Spitzer

State of New York State

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer talks about his State of the State proposals and the state of the State economy.

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Following Up: DNA Fingerprinting

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talks about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to take a DNA sample from everyone who is arrested.

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The View From the Ethnic Press: Pakistani-Americans

As part of WNYC's Feet in Two Worlds series, Jehangir Khattak, bureau chief for the Karachi-based Defence Journal, gives the perspective of his community on the presidential election.

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Following Up: MLK and LBJ

Dr. William Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history at Spelman College, contributing writer for Essence Magazine and the author of The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays (Avalon, 2007), talks about generational change in the civil rights movement.

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Open Phones: Race v. Gender

A call-in for African-American women on the tension between race and gender in the presidential race.

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Following Up: The Upside of a Downturn

Daniel Gross, columnist for Newsweek and and the author of Pop!: Why Bubbles Are Great For The Economy (Collins, 2007), explains the upside to a recession.

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unofficial TRANSCRIPTION of <a href="">Conversation: MLK & LBJ, January 15, 1965

King: And it is very interesting that Mr. President noted that the only state that you didn't carry (in the South) have less than 40% of the Negroes registered to vote. Very interesting to note it. I think ...


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