MLK Holiday http://www.kplu.org en Legal scholar: Jim Crow still exists in America http://www.kplu.org/post/legal-scholar-jim-crow-still-exists-america Under Jim Crow laws, black Americans were relegated to a subordinate status for decades. Things like literacy tests for voters and laws designed to prevent blacks from serving on juries were commonplace in nearly a dozen Southern states.<p>In her book <em>The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness</em>, legal scholar Michelle Alexander writes that many of the gains of the civil rights movement have been undermined by the mass incarceration of black Americans in the war on drugs. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:51:03 +0000 3743 at http://www.kplu.org Legal scholar: Jim Crow still exists in America From Martin Luther King Jr., a burden and gift http://www.kplu.org/post/martin-luther-king-jr-burden-and-gift As you can tell, if you managed to hear any or all of today's program, then you know that the central question we've been grappling with is what exactly does Dr. King's life and message mean to us now, some 43 years after his death and so many years after the largely successful conclusion of the specific campaigns that defined his adult life.<p>We're asking this question because you can see how the observance of this day could easily become one of those things you learn to do dutifully but secretly dread ... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:49:15 +0000 Michel Martin 3742 at http://www.kplu.org From Martin Luther King Jr., a burden and gift MLK events around the Puget Sound region http://www.kplu.org/post/mlk-events-around-puget-sound-region <p>On Monday, Martin Luther King Junior will be honored in a variety of ways around the region as we observe this federal holiday.</p><p>It&rsquo;s a day of reflection and possibly a time to renew intentions that keep Dr. King&rsquo;s dream alive.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:55:18 +0000 Monica Spain 3734 at http://www.kplu.org MLK events around the Puget Sound region Suspect in bomb case expressed Neo-Nazi views as “Joe Snuffy” http://www.kplu.org/post/suspect-bomb-case-expressed-neo-nazi-views-%E2%80%9Cjoe-snuffy%E2%80%9D <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957106.mp3</p><p>This week Northeast Washington learned one of its residents is suspected of being a Neo-Nazi terrorist. The FBI arrested 36-year-old Kevin Harpham for allegedly planting a bomb in a backpack along the route of Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day Parade. Harpham is now being held at the Spokane County Jail.</p><p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:11:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 980 at http://www.kplu.org Bainbridge middle school skips day off for Martin Luther King http://www.kplu.org/post/bainbridge-middle-school-skips-day-martin-luther-king <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-945798.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-945798.mp3</a></p><p>Not all kids are enjoying a day off thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr.&nbsp; Teachers and administrators at Hyla Middle School on Bainbridge Island see it as the perfect time to give students a new perspective on the civil rights leader.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:52:38 +0000 Charla Bear 541 at http://www.kplu.org Bainbridge middle school skips day off for Martin Luther King MLK Day in the Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/mlk-day-northwest <p>Many of us are happy to have a day off, whenever and wherever we can get it. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is no exception. But besides sleeping in and catching up on chores, there is an opportunity to spend part of the day celebrating the life and values of King, honored for his nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement.</p><p>Many of the celebrations take place over three days. And many of them are opportunities to participate in service activities such as <a href="http://www.earthcorps.org/">EarthCorps' event to remove invasive plants.&nbsp;</a></p> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:43:11 +0000 KPLU News Staff 540 at http://www.kplu.org MLK Day in the Northwest