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Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Fri July 3, 2015

MLK Boulevard; Lincoln's Congressional Address; Machiavelli's Staying Power

Today, we revisit a conversation about Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the six-lane street that loops around downtown Baltimore. Does it reflect the values Dr. King represented? We ask two transportation experts.

Then – On July 4, 1861, 4 months into his presidency, Abraham Lincoln sent Congress a speech that foreshadowed his address at Gettysburg. We discuss it with Washington College Historian Adam Goodheart.

Plus: It’s a strong statement to call someone “Machiavellian.” In a recent biography, Johns Hopkins Professor Christopher Celenza tells why Machiavelli’s ideas have such staying power.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Martin Luther King's Legacy Through The Prism of A Street

You might drive down Baltimore’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard every day and unless traffic is snarled up not give it much thought. Last January, on the holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., we took a look at the Baltimore boulevard that bears his name.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Abraham Lincoln's Speech On July 4, 1861

Abraham Lincoln, 1861
Credit Christopher German

On July 4, 1861, just three months after the first action of the Civil War at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, President Abraham Lincoln addressed Congress. He walked through his version of what had happened in the past few months.

“So viewing the issue,” he said, “no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation.” Afterward, all who heard him voted to increase funding and troops for the war by 25 percent

Adam Goodheart is the author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, and the director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College. He spoke in July 2011 with Sheilah about Lincoln's July 4, 1861, address, and what it meant for the Union in the Civil War.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Where To Celebrate This July 4th

Credit www.baltimore.to

July 4th weekend is upon us – you may be planning a cook out or going to a cook out or thinking about a cook out. Well, we wanted to help you expand your options a bit. We’ve put together a few events happening on Saturday across Maryland. 

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Humanities Connection
11:29 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Baltimore's All American House™

The All American House™, a project of MADE:  In America, is a national showcase of the best in American design and products, set in the context of an iconic house property.


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