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WKMS Celebrates MLK Day with Special Programming

Nataliya Gvozdeva, 123RF.COM

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 18 and we're celebrating his life and legacy with two specials, preempting Sounds Good.

At 11 a.m. hear Global Village Dr. King Day, with songs dedicated to him and his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. At Noon, hear Humankind Special, The Power of Nonviolence: The Spirituality of Peacemaking, an insightful and uplifting look at breaking the cycle of violence at home and abroad.

11 a.m. - Global Village Dr. King Day Special

Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement he lead, and that reflect human rights themes, performed by artists from around the globe including: Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, Toots & The Maytals, The Neville Brothers and more.

Noon - Humankind Special - The Power of Nonviolence: The Spirituality of Peacemaking

Produced in association with WGBH in Boston. How do we break the vicious cycle of violence now so relentless at home and abroad? From mass shootings to the barbarism of ISIS, how can we stop this epidemic? People of conscience everywhere are heartsick and looking for answers. As Rev. Martin Luther King declared, "There is another way."

'The Power of Nonviolence,' a timely new public radio project by David Freudberg from Humankind, seeks deep solutions to this vexing problem. We turn to wisdom teachings across our great spiritual traditions for guidance — and inspiration — on how the lasting wounds can be healed. And we hear from peacemakers from different backgrounds. Some of their stories are vivid and quite uplifting. Their insights may even be life-changing.