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"The Practice of Resistance: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."

Aired on Thursday, April 20th.

In 1959, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote an autobiographical article for Ebony Magazine called "My Trip to the Land of Gandhi." The peaceful paths that these two great men traveled were at times quite different, and at times quite similar. Tonight, Thursday the 20th, there will be a lecture here at TU about these two important leaders -- perhaps the 20th century's two greatest political dissenters -- entitled "The Practice of Resistance: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr." Our guest is the scholar who will be giving this lecture: Professor Karuna Mantena is the Chair of South Asian Studies at Yale University and an expert on modern political theory. Her talk begins at 7pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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