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King Day meets Inauguration Day

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Day takes on special meaning when it’s also the eve of the inauguration of America’s first African American President. WNYC reporters in Washington and speechwriter Michael Cohen look at the overlapping of history and current events. Also, excerpts from Sunday’s MLK event, “A Journey of Hope: From Protest to Presidency.”

Guests:

Michael Cohen

MLK and Inauguration: DC Check-In

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter, discusses how DC is preparing for inauguration day.

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A Journey of Hope: From Protest to Presidency

Excerpts from the WNYC MLK event from the day before. Download an MP3 of the event in its entirety
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MLK Day Volunteering

Gary Bagley, executive director of New York Cares, discusses volunteer efforts going on today in New York.

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In King's Words

Michael Cohen, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, looks at how Barack Obama's speeches are influenced by MLK's and others.

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A Journey of Hope: From Protest to Presidency Pt 2

More excerpts from the previous days’ WNYC MLK event. Download an MP3 of the event in its entirety
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Cultural Shift

Siddhartha Mitter, WNYC culture reporter, joins us from DC looking ahead to inauguration day tomorrow.

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