KHOI to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Programs

January 16, 2013 - 11:51am -- Anonymous (not verified)

On this day-
Hear President Obama’s inauguration speech – live
Review with us, and great thinkers of our time:

  • events and meaning of the President’s first term in office
  • the relevance of his re-election in light of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work
  • other historic events leading up to this day
  • current issues facing us as we move forward together

Guest will include (among many others):

Tom Hayden, Julianne Malveaux, Charles Sherrod, Indigenous Environment Network, Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Ralph Nader, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Brave New Voice Guests, Ise Lyfe, Mos Def, Shimako Noble and more.

Join us in the streets of Washington DC

  • as people respond to the inauguration
  • as the annual Martin Luther King Day Parade commences
  • as public service is celebrated in churches and public venues in Washington DC.

KHOI will also celebrate local events and voices. KHOI will join the Volunteer Center of Story County to cover events organized for this national day of service and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Ames Middle School. All events are organized around the theme “He Had a Dream: What’s Yours?”

7 a.m: Local Talk: A 1968 speech in which Dr. King addresses Hollywood celebrities is followed by commentary by Toran Smith of Body of Christ Church and Robert Knight of New Birth Baptist Church, and others

8 to 10 a.m: Morning Masterpieces

10 a.m. to 11 a.m: a 1957 speech in which Dr. King details the processes of the Montgomery bus boycott (1955-6), followed by local content on the Story County Volunteer Center Activities.

11 a.m. to noon: Music of the civil rights movement

Noon to 2 p.m: live coverage of inauguration, by Democracy Now!

2-4 p.m: National roundtable about the historic nature of this moment; hosted by Pacifica Radio journalists Margaret Prescott and Davy D and live on-the-street reporting from Washington DC.

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Music of the civil rights movement

5 p.m. to 6 p.m: A 1962 sermon by Dr. King based on a passage from the Book of Revelation, followed by commentary by Amy Slagell, assistant dean of liberal arts and sciences at Iowa State University. She will be joined by Ben Crosby, assistant professor of English at Iowa State .

6 p.m: Democracy Now!

7 p.m: Local Talk (see above)

8 p.m: Repeat of 4 p.m. broadcast

9 p.m: Coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held at Ames Middle School earlier that evening.