March on Washington http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day: U.S. Role In Syria Conflict http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-us-role-syria-conflict <p>President Obama is expected to highlight the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior’s economic agenda as he marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer hosts a discussion on how the President can successfully talk about race and class.</p><p>And, action against Syria for the use of chemical weapons seems more and more likely. We talk about the options with listeners and guests, Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, and Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:28:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28201 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: U.S. Role In Syria Conflict 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington http://iowapublicradio.org/post/50th-anniversary-march-washington <p><span class="st">Thursday, August 28</span><sup>, </sup><span class="st">marks the </span>50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the <a href="http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com/">March on Washington</a>.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer looks back on this historic day with<a href="http://www.wdmcs.org/district/our-school-board/members/"> Rev. Milton Cole-Duvall</a> who attended the March when he was a 19-year-old college student and former Iowa state <a href="http://www.waynefordassoc.com/bio.html">Rep. Wayne Ford</a> who was an 11-year-old boy living in Washington, D.C. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:57:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28129 at http://iowapublicradio.org 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington