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The Sound of Ideas

Obama: The Dream, The Journey, The Prize

Posted Friday, August 29, 2008

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For the first time in American history a major political party has officially nominated a minority candidate for president. 45 years ago Martin Luther King Jr. said "1963 is not an end, but a beginning" in his I Have a Dream speech. What does the Obama nomination say about how far have we come as a nation? On The Sound of Ideas® we'll review Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the convention, and hear what it means to you. We’ll also be on stand-by for an announcement on John McCain’s running mate – we start at 9am on 90.3.

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Government/Politics

Guests

Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief
Alexander Lamis, Associate Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Johnathan Holifield, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Cleveland

Additional Information

Obama Supporters in Northeast Ohio Revel in Change, Hope, by Karen Sandstrom and James P. McCarty, The Plain Dealer
Witnesses to Dream Speech See a New Hope, by Michael Powell, The New York Times
"I Have a Dream" transcript, Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, American Rhetoric, Top 100 Speeches

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