Martin Luther King http://wrkf.org en MONDAY: Southern University's Dr. Albert Samuels, Pelican Institute's Kevin Kane http://wrkf.org/post/monday-southern-universitys-dr-albert-samuels-pelican-institutes-kevin-kane <p>Jim Engster speaks with Dr. Albert Samuels, Southern University Department of Political Science, about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New Jersey governor Chris Christie, as well as other issues, and Kevin Kane of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy about political matters.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:22:07 +0000 Jim Engster 21490 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: LA NAACP's Musheer Robinson http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-la-naacps-musheer-robinson-soprano-lisette-oropesa <p></p><p></p><p>Musheer Robinson, with the Louisiana NAACP, talks about Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, given 50 years ago this week.</p><p></p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:51:01 +0000 Jim Engster 15274 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: LA NAACP's Musheer Robinson WEDNESDAY: Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Cotton, Legalizing Marijuana http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-civil-rights-activist-dorothy-cotton-legalizing-marijuana <p>Dr. Beau Kilmer, with the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, with what everyone needs to know about legalizing marijuana.</p><p>Jim talks with civil rights activist Dr.&nbsp;Dorothy Cotton, who was a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:52:50 +0000 Jim Engster 9013 at http://wrkf.org Remembrances of Civil Rights, Confederate Leaders Combined http://wrkf.org/post/remembrances-civil-rights-confederate-leaders-combined-0 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; ">Schools around the country are closed Monday in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. But schools in the Deep South are also observing the birthday of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; ">Though Louisiana doesn't, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama all officially roll the holidays together and leave it to schools to communicate the confusing marriage to students. From the Southern Education Desk, Annie Gilbertson, reports on a Mississippi community college that has decided to name the combined observance, "Heritage Day."</p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; ">&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:16:02 +0000 Annie Gilbertson 5054 at http://wrkf.org Remembrances of Civil Rights, Confederate Leaders Combined