Martin Luther King Jr. http://wkms.org en 50 Years Later: The Civil Rights March on Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-civil-rights-march-frankfort <p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of a Kentucky event of importance not only for the state, but also for the nation. On March 5, 1964, over 10,000 people marched to Frankfort, Kentucky, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, demanding a law to end segregation in the Commonwealth. We hear the story with Kate Lochte, through the voices of a state employee of that time and an organizer of the event - who is still working for human rights.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:12:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 39026 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: The Civil Rights March on Frankfort Murray City Council Talks Changes to City Gov't, Gentry House http://wkms.org/post/murray-city-council-talks-changes-city-govt-gentry-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Murray City Council is debating reducing the council's size, meeting load and number of committees.</span></p><p>City administrator Matt Mattingly prompted a lengthy discussion among council members at Thursday night's meeting after putting forth a proposal to reduce standing committees - &nbsp;and cut city council meetings to one per month – in order to make the city more efficient.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 John Null 38244 at http://wkms.org Murray City Council Talks Changes to City Gov't, Gentry House Madisonville Hosts One of Kentucky's Largest MLK Celebrations http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-hosts-one-kentuckys-largest-mlk-celebrations <p>Hopkins County reaches a milestone Saturday with a program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy that is one of the longest-running and largest MLK national holiday recognition services in Kentucky. Saturday's event theme is "Yesterday's Dream, Tomorrow's Reality," with the program starting at 4 p.m. in the Madisonville&nbsp;Community College Health Campus Byrnes Auditorium, at 750 Laffoon Street in Madisonville. Kate Lochte speaks with Tim W. Thomas of Madisonville, who serves as a Commissioner with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:47:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 38033 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Hosts One of Kentucky's Largest MLK Celebrations 50 Years Later: The Cultural Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-cultural-significance-dr-martin-luther-king-jrs-i-have-dream-speech <p>On this day 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of over 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement, and it's cultural significance then and 50 years later.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 34401 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: The Cultural Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" If MLK Jr. Were Around Today, What Issues Would He Be Speaking Out About? http://wkms.org/post/if-mlk-jr-were-around-today-what-issues-would-he-be-speaking-out-about <p>Kentucky Human Rights Commission Director John Johnson speaks with Kate Lochte next. The focus of their conversation is a set of 7 social justice and civil rights resolutions honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., adopted this month. With the 11-member board of commissioners, the executive director and 36 staff members, the Commission receives, initiates, investigates, conciliates and rules upon jurisdictional complaints alleging violations of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. These resolutions are calls for action to government officials and the public.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:27:42 +0000 Kate Lochte 27312 at http://wkms.org If MLK Jr. Were Around Today, What Issues Would He Be Speaking Out About?