WMKY Program Updates
Wed January 29, 2014
MSPR Specials for Black History Month
"Moments of the Movement" -- Daily
- Daily segments of never-before-broadcast recordings of the personal histories and testimonials of foot soldiers from the Civil Rights Movement. Some of these stories are harrowing, others are uplifting, but they all convey our collective journey as a nation toward new heights of equality.
“Messenger of Peace- Tribute to Nelson Mandela” -- Monday, February 10th @ 9:30am
- This Heritage show contains a Spoken Word tribute to Nelson Mandela, the great leader who inspired and healed a nation. Its music captures the heart with spirituals born of America′s own apartheid struggles: “The Gospel Train;” “When the Saints Go Marching In;” “Deep River;” and “Down By the Riverside.”
"Civil Rights In America" -- Monday, February 10th @ 10am
- Hosted by Charles Dutton, this one-hour special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color, and the LGBT community to expand our traditional definitions of equality. Like “Moments of the Movement” it features first-person narratives culled from hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast video and audio footage to provide a rich, detailed history of the nation during an important and tumultuous period.
“Heart and Soul featuring Alyson Cambridge” -- Monday, February 17th @ 9:30am
- Selection include "The Battle of Jericho;" "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child;” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands."
“Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” -- Monday, February 17th @ 10am
- A look at one of the turning points of the Civil Rights struggle 50 years later: the assassination of Medgar Evers. With poetry by Frank X. Walker, music of 1963 and historical accounts. From WUKY.
“Dr. King's Last March” -- Monday, February 17th @ 11am
- During the last year of his life, Dr. King underwent a transformation. He had moved beyond integration. Having seen how the political and economic systems worked, he was talking about curtailing the vast resources being used to fund the Vietnam war and redistributing them to uplift the nation's poor. This made him "the most dangerous Negro in America", according to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. "King's Last March" hosted by Stephen Smith and produced by American RadioWorks provides a look into the factors that caused Dr. King to abandon political niceties, and say things that even his political partners did not want said.
“A Lasting Heritage with Alex Boye” -- Monday, February 24th @ 9:30am
- Selection include “I'm Runnin' On;” “Peace Like a River;” "Every Time I Feel the Spirit;" "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me;" and “Rock-a-My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.”
"Heavenly Sight: Of Vision Lost and Found" -- Monday, February 24th @ 10am
- Despite disability, poverty, isolation and prejudice, a surprising number of blind African American musicians who came from the gospel tradition influenced not just gospel music, but blues, bluegrass, and American vernacular music up to and beyond rock and roll. Using narrative, archival audio, interviews, scholarly commentary and music.
“Mandela: An Audio History” -- Monday, February 24th @ 11am
- Radio Diaries has produced a comprehensive hour-long chronicle on South Africa's brutal Apartheid system against its black population, the rise of Nelson Mandela as the symbol of resistance in the 1950's, leading to his imprisonment, and ultimate ascent as the first democratically elected President in South Africa's history.