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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.

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

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MLK and LBJ

unofficial TRANSCRIPTION of <a href=" http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/history/johnson/mlkvra.wav">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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