Four Decades After Dr. Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech, a Reality Check
To commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Dr. King's historic speech, Florida Matters is replaying a broadcast from February 3rd of of this year.
In August of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his influential "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Host Robin Sussingham speaks with local leaders about the progress made since 1963 and what challenges lie ahead for Tampa Bay's African-American community. This week's program explores issues ranging from education to politics to the state of today's African American family. It's a conversation everyone in Tampa Bay needs to hear.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.
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