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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.  The March is widely credited for helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.   Among the 250,000 people who marched for jobs and freedom were 58 Minnesotans.

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Marian Wright Edelman says “we don’t have a money problem in the United States, we have a values and priorities problem”.
She was the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Former Hennepin County Commissiner and current head of the Minneapolis Downtown Council Mark Stenglein talks with KFAI’s Terry Carter.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 1 pm for the latest in national American Indian politics and news with Shoshone journalist Mark Trahant. When Mark was last on FIRST PERSON RADIO it August we said there was almost too much news streaming over the airwaves but that is even more true for this week. 

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 1 pm for a lively discussion about American Indian politics and news with Shoshone journalist Mark Trahant. There is almost too much news streaming over the airwaves — a climate in which American Indian news can actually get drowned out. But, we have the Federal budget, local candidates getting ready for the next election season, and regional stories coming from tribal areas.
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