Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
The future remains uncertain for a major light rail project to connect two of Maryland’s most populous counties, despite a recent legal victory for its supporters. A federal judge has now dismissed an environmental challenge to the Purple Line plan, but some of the work has been suspended pending further legal review. Kojo chats with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn and Montgomery County Council Chair Roger Berliner about where things go from here and what’s at stake for Maryland and Montgomery County.
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