Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates The March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom
+ Main Street Day + Ernest James Zydeco + Guest Producer – Simone Briand

 The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Wednesday, August 28, 1963)

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Wednesday, August 28, 1963)

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 50 years ago today! Also known as “The Great March on Washington” it was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony during the march. This Wednesday, August 28, Washington D.C. hosts the 2013 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice. More Information at:

Mark will play music from artists who performed at the march: Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Mark also plays music inspired by the Labor and Civil Rights Movement from: The Staple Singers, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey in The Rock, and International Noise Conspiracy.

At 10:30, we’ll talk with organizers of Main Street Day, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Main Street Day celebrates the urban mobility on Kansas City’s Main Street. The day starts with The 6th Annual Main Street Mile, a run from Linwood Blvd. to St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School. After the race, the Cyclovia Festival begins at 12:00pm with a car-free and care-free environment for walkers, skaters, cyclists, featuring live music, local food vendors, yoga lessons. Cyclovia transforms Main Street into a public space that will provide local residents new opportunities for healthy living, active transportation, and social engagement. Main Street will be closed off from 34th to 40th Streets, with through-traffic stops at Armour Blvd. and 39th Street. More information at

At 10:45, Mark welcomes Ernest James Zydeco back to the show. Ernest James Zydeco will be in concert, Friday, August 30, at 7:00pm, at Prospero’s Uptown Books, 3600 Broadway, KCMO for a KC Bayou End-O-Summer Fais do do! We’ll also hear tracks form “3 Steps from La La” the 3rd CD from the Ernest James Zydeco band.

At 11:00, Guest Producer and Guest Co-host Simone Briand returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share musical tracks from: Thee Oh Sees, Mike Andrews, Regina Spektor, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Sly and the Family Stone, Morrissey, The Walkmen, and Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark.

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