Martin Luther King, Jr. at UW-Madison in 1965, The Golden Age Of Comedy

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We listen to an excerpt of a speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered to more than 3,000 people at the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion on Nov. 23, 1965. We also talk about the state of stand-up comedy today, and why some people think we’re living in comedy’s golden age.

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  • Excerpts From Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speech In Madison In November 1965

    On Nov. 23, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of 3,000 at the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion. The speech was titled “The Future of Integration,” and in it, he first addressed the idea of “constructive integration.”

    We’ll hear excerpts from the speech, including how Blacks were treated in the legal system, particularly in the South, and his belief in the power of non-violence.

    The audio is available thanks to the UW-Archives. Content provided from the media collection of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, a service of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. All rights reserved by the particular owner of content provided.

  • Are We Living In A Golden Age For Comedy?

    It seems like comedians have risen to a new level of popularity in recent years. With massive social media followings and countless Netflix specials, we talk to a comic who interviews other comedians about today’s comedy boom and the influence it has on people.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Tim Barnes Guest

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