Martin Luther King
Chris discusses the escalation of sabre rattling against Syria after the regime’s use of chemical weapons, the return home of lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan, and the banning of a vanity license plate in New Jersey. He also talks to Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski.
Chris reviews his Saturday night at the Phillies game, the Republicans record on civil rights and President Obama’s visit to Scranton on Friday. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup and Phillies Broadcaster Larry Andersen.
The birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. has become a national day of service and the website of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides interesting information.
Philadelphia residents don’t have to make the trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the festivities.
It’s hardly news for a town to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by naming a street after him. But when the municipality was off-limits to black families until the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled otherwise, the rededication takes on special meaning.
Chris talks to Human Events Contributor John Hayward about last night’s Republican debate, Mayor of Wildwood Ernie Troiano about the possibility of adding beach tags, and local Jeopardy contestant Brandon Libby.
Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America is a compelling read, bringing to life the story of a 19th century black Philadelphian, who was killed at 32 advocating non-violent change.
Some neighborhood activists spent part of their Martin Luther King day of service trying to pressure the Philadelphia sheriff’s office to put home foreclosures on hold – indefinitely.