The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton
Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton
Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."
Kushlani de Soyza interviews author Deanna Fei. Fei's debut novel, A Thread of Sky, has received great praise from the New York Times and others. It tells the story of six women from three generations who travel together to China to reconnect with their family history and strengthen their family ties.
APA Compass' Andrew Yeh interviews Ed Lin, author of three novels: Waylaid, This is a Bust, and Snakes Can't Run. His work has been awarded two Asian American Literary Members' Choice Awards, the Booklist Editor's choice and Top Ten First Novel, and a Publisher's Weekly's starred review. The last two novels are a series starring a Chinese-American police officer in New York City's chinatown.
APA Compass' Liz Rogers interviews author Jean Kwok, whose novel, Girl in Translation, has been picked up as one of the books to read by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, and more. It's story about loss of innocence, overcoming hardships, and love.
Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith. Sophie works with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization that tries to make sure no one dies in the deserts of the Mexican-American border, and stands by the motto: humanitarian aid is never a crime. She recounts her own experience in the Sonora Desert of Arizona, and argues from her experience that nothing less than powerful desperation is compelling people to risk their lives crossing the border.
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave looked at the good and bad news of the week. Topics discussed included: federal funds being made available to Oregon to address budget shortfalls and whether those dollars will reach the people who really are in need; the impact of the new president of the Portland Police Association; shortcomings and risks with new assistance being offered to homeowners facing foreclosure; and missed economic development opportunities in emerging technologies.
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