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Friday, April 04, 2008

On the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Eric Dyson explores the enduring legacy of King’s life, and his death. His new book is April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the death of a man whose life and work influenced King -- Mohandas Gandhi. His legacy is explored in the “Satya Graha Forum” events this month. Also: an “experiential” travel guide to New York.


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Michael Eric Dyson

Campaigning in the Keystone State

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have turned their attentions to the upcoming (and some say do-or-die) Pennsylvania primary. WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein and New York Times reporter Michael Powell traveled there earlier this week to check in with the campaigns.

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40 Years Later

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and the author of, most recently, April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America (Basic Civitas Books, 2008), looks at the long-term repercussions of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., which happened ...

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Eyes Wide Open Travel

Fred Dust discusses the IDEO Eyes Open guide to New York City, which promotes "experiential" travel.

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Truth-Force

As the Metropolitan Opera revives the Philip Glass opera "Satyagraha." Helen Tworkov, founder of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, is coordinating The Satya Graha Forum, a series of events exploring the on-going influence of Gandhi’s concept of active non-violence to achieve social change. She is ...

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Follow-Up Friday: Ronald Reagan, Fiscal Conservative?

Was he really? At least that's what one listener wanted to know earlier this week. We talk about Reagan's economic legacy with Lou Cannon, author of a number of books about the former president, including, most recently, Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy.

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Follow up Friday: Is Bogotá safe?

In light of the recent turmoil in Colombia, Michael Kohn, author of Lonely Planet Colombia (Lonely Planet Publications, 2006), and Gabriela Febres-Cordero, founder of United for Colombia, talk about safety in Bogotá.

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Helen Tworkov & Mark Kurlansky




Helen Tworkov & Mark Kurlansky

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Helen Tworkov and Mark Kurlansky outside the WNYC studio after their interview about The Satya Graha Forum on the Brian ...

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Fred Dust




Fred Dust

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Fred Dust discussed on the IDEO Eyes Open guide to New York City, which promotes "experiential" travel on the Brian Lehrer Show, ...

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