WMKY Program Updates
3:42 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

MSPR Specials for Black History Month 2015

"Moments of the Movement" 

  • 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” -- Tuesday, 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.”

"Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" -- Tuesday, February 10th @ 10am

  • A series that follows three African-American women coping with breast cancer. Over the course of six months, these women share their thoughts and fears, their struggles and triumphs, as their audio diaries capture the realities of a disease that will afflict more than 12 percent of American women at some point in their lives.

"Civil Rights In America" -- Tuesday, February 10th @ 11am

  • 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” -- Tuesday, 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."

“Memories of the Movement Part One” -- Tuesday, February 17th @ 10am

  • Several of the men and women who served on the frontlines or behind the scenes share their painful, poignant and personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement.

“Native Son” -- Tuesday, February 17th @ 11am

  • The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. Richard Wright set out to confront white readers with the most brutal consequences of racism, and finally lay to rest the stereotype of the passive Uncle Tom.

"Memories of the Movement Part Two"  -- Tuesday, February 24th @ 10am

  • Several of the men and women who served on the frontlines or behind the scenes share their painful, poignant and personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement.