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Rare MLK speech from Antioch College in 1965 marks the beginning of the civil rights leader's anti-war stance.

01/19/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, civil rights, Antioch College, Ohio, Vietnam War


on Today's Radioactivity, we listen to a rarely aired speech by Martin Luther King Jr. from Antioch College's commencement ceremony in 1965. The speech is part of a documentary from public radio station WYSO in Yellow Springs,Ohio, and marks one of the first times MLK publicly comes out against...

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Black Lives Matter march planned for Bradenton; Cornel West on MLK listen

01/19/15 Seán Kinane
News @ Noon Monday

Tags: MLK, Cornel West, Black Lives Matter, WMNF News, Bradenton


Today the guests on the first edition of the noon news and talk show were Crystal Wilson and Bryan Ellis. They're helping to organize a #BlackLivesMatter rally and march in Bradenton this Saturday.

It begins at 5:00 p.m. on the corner of U.S. 301 and Martin Luther King Ave. E. For more information, call: 941-321-7795.

We also heard more excerpts from Cornel West's speech last week in St. Petersbu...

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Rarely heard talk by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. includes his early criticism of military spending, Vietnam War and federal government spending priorities listen

01/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: MLK, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wmnf


Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs a special program from the WYSO of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 Commencement Speech at Antioch College.

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25th Annual Interfaith MLK Jr. Day Commemoration listen

01/18/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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While many of Tampa Bay’s outdoor celebrations for Martin Luther King Day were cancelled due to poor weather conditions, The First Baptist Church of College Hill held it’s 25th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service. The commemoration serves to remind Americans and the local community that yesterday wasn’t just a day off work, but a day to keep King’s dream and spirit alive and in motion.

Amid international conflict, intense national debates and pockets of rel...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awards attracts hundreds in St. Pete listen

01/17/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today rough weather put a damper on outdoor events commemorating the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., with parades canceled in Tampa and St. Pete. The early morning storms didn’t keep hundreds from packing into the Coliseum in Downtown St. Pete to honor those who fight locally for equality.

The sunny optimism in the air at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards Breakf...

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