King's Last March Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. A new American RadioWorks documentary about King, called King's Last March, tells about the dramatic and often-overlooked final year in the life of Dr. King. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Stephen Smith, host of American Public Media's documentary unit, American RadioWorks.7:50 a.m.
Sanitation Workers Remember King's Last Stand
Forty years ago Friday, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn. Sanitation workers, who were on strike in the city at the time, remember the indignities they suffered and the civil rights leader who came to support them.
A Little 'Light' Music: Scorsese on the Stones
Two cultural icons come together in a new documentary: Director Martin Scorsese puts rock legends the Rolling Stones center stage in Shine a Light. Scorsese tells Morning Edition it took a lot of choreography — onstage and off.
Democrats Thinking the Unthinkable: Voting GOP
Once upon a time, Democrats were extolling that they had two worthy contenders to choose from in Clinton and Obama. But now, some Democrats say they might just vote Republican if their preferred candidate doesn't win the party nomination.
The Role of Superdelegates in the Democratic Race
It's widely viewed that the Democratic presidential nominee may be decided by the party's superdelegates. Democratic strategist Tad Devine talks about the origins of superdelegates and how a protracted Democratic presidential nomination contest could affect the party's chances in the general election.
Argentine Farmers Suspend Strike over Soy Tax
In Argentina, a showdown between farmers and the new president is riveting the nation. Farmers angry over a new tax on soy exports went on strike for three weeks, paralyzing supermarkets and exports. They've suspended the strike but vow to resume it if demands aren't met.
Michigan Schools Embrace Wind Power, Biodiesel
A rural school district in Michigan has gone green. One school powers itself with wind turbines, and students soon will press oil from soybeans and sunflowers for biodiesel. The district's efforts are saving money — and preparing kids for green careers.
Boeing Official: Air Force Manipulated Tanker Deal
When the Air Force picked Northrop Grumman and its European partner over Boeing to build refueling planes, controversy erupted. Now Boeing is trying to get the contract overturned. Mark McGraw, vice president of Boeing's tanker programs, says the Air Force manipulated the cost data in the bidding process.
Robert Kennedy: Delivering News of King's Death
When Robert Kennedy spoke to a largely black crowd in Indianapolis, few knew that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated earlier that evening. In delivering the shocking news 40 years ago, Kennedy compared King's death to that of his own brother.
Motorola to Cut 2,600 Jobs
The world's second largest cell-phone maker says it's cutting 2,600 jobs — nearly 4 percent of its work force, which lost 7,500 jobs last year. Motorola is in trouble because handset sales are falling, and the company is losing money.