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Recently on Radio Specials:

Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 1:00 PM American RadioWorks: Black History

King's Last March -- Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.

Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM State of the RE:Union with Al Letson

East Jackson, Ohio - As Black As We Wish to Be -- The show visits a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. Racial lines have been blurred to invisibility, and people inside the same family can vehemently disagree about whether they are black or white. It can be tense and confusing. As a result, everyone's choosing: Am I black? Am I mixed race? Or, am I white? Adding to the confusion, there's a movement afoot to recognize their Native-American heritage.

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 8:00 PM East Jackson, Ohio - As Black As We Wish to Be

The show visits a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. Racial lines have been blurred to invisibility, and people inside the same family can vehemently disagree about whether they are black or white. It can be tense and confusing. As a result, everyone's choosing: Am I black? Am I mixed race? Or, am I white? Adding to the confusion, there's a movement afoot to recognize their Native-American heritage.

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Massey Lectures

It's been more than 40 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, but his words still ring strong and his message still stirs. This special program features Dr. King's Massey lectures, which first aired in 1967 on the CBC Radio program "Ideas." His title was "Conscience for Change."

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 8:00 PM The Massey Lectures

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: -- It's been more than 40 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, but his words still ring strong and his message still stirs. This special program features Dr. King's Massey lectures, which first aired in 1967 on the CBC Radio program "Ideas." His title was "Conscience for Change."

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