Episode #223: He Had A Dream

Fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and what have we learned?  What lessons has he taught us — and what lessons were ignored.  Wornie Reed, a professor at Virginia Tech who was with King in the 1963 March on Washington, assesses the slain civil rights leader.

The trauma of 1968, which we talked about on our program last week, spurred many listeners to offer their own memories of that fateful year.  We hear from a half dozen of them in this week’s show.

And Democratic strategist Paul Begala offers his memories about his dear friend, Zell Miller, the former Democratic governor and senator from Georgia who died last month at the age of 86.  Among other things, Begala argues that Miller, perhaps more than anyone, is responsible for Bill Clinton’s election to the presidency in 1992.

Music used in this podcast:

Shame on You by Kimié

Pride (In The Name Of Love) by U2 

The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand

The Letter by The Box Tops

Change by Tracy Chapman

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