7:46am

Mon January 16, 2012
Around the Nation

Memorial To Fix Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

Originally published on Mon January 16, 2012 7:48 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Americans honor Martin Luther King, Jr. today. And those visiting his new 30-foot tall memorial in Washington, D.C. will find a quote that reads: I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness. Well, it may be carved in granite, but it's not actually what the civil rights leader said. Fixing a quote embedded in three feet of stone presents quite a challenge, but it will be changed to more accurately honor Dr. King's memory. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:39am

Mon January 16, 2012
Author Interviews

Legal Scholar: Jim Crow Still Exists In America

Under Jim Crow laws, black Americans were relegated to a subordinate status for decades. Things like literacy tests for voters and laws designed to prevent blacks from serving on juries were commonplace in nearly a dozen Southern states.

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7:28am

Mon January 16, 2012
Election 2012

Huntsman Expected To Quit Race, Endorse Romney

Originally published on Mon January 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Jon Huntsman greets people outside Virginia's restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday.
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Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the Granite State's GOP primary, Huntsman decided to quit the race and back Romney.

Huntsman will endorse Romney, officials said Sunday, because he believes Romney is the best candidate to beat President Obama in November. Campaign manager Matt David said Huntsman will announce his withdrawal at an event in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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7:00am

Mon January 16, 2012
The Salt

Cooking Up Change: How Food Helped Fuel The Civil Rights Movement

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:07 am

In February 1960, college students (from left) Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson began a sit in protest at the whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, N.C.
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They looked so young, the four college students who sat down and ordered coffee at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 1, 1960.

Legal challenges and demonstrations were cracking the foundations of segregation, but a black person still couldn't sit down and eat a hamburger or a piece of pie in a store that was all too willing to take his money for a tube of toothpaste.

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6:26am

Mon January 16, 2012
Faith and Values

Martin Luther King Junior Observance

 A number of events are scheduled in communities all across Kentucky in recognition of the Martin Luther King Junior holiday.  In Lexington this morning, the annual unity breakfast will be followed by the march through downtown and a formal program at Heritage Hall.  This afternoon, the Lyric’s ‘Little Dress for Lexington’ community service project will take place the Lyric Theater.  The aim is to inspire and bring hope to underprivileged young ladies in the community.

5:27am

Mon January 16, 2012
Health and Welfare

Child Welfare Recommendations

Kentucky Youth Advocates will propose three main recommendations this week for changes to the state’s child welfare system, according to executive director Terry Brooks.  Nearly 250 Kentuckians attended a summit this weekend to discuss those changes, including Janie Miller, secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Attendees heard dozens of recommendations but the decision to narrow down ideas came down to the ideas’ impact and feasibility for government to make the change, said Brooks.

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4:55am

Mon January 16, 2012
State Capitol

Redistricting Fallout

Last week's redistricting battles may increase the partisanship in the Kentucky General Assembly. That’s what the Republican House Leader Jeff Hoover told his peers on the House floor after that chamber passed new district lines unfavorable to Republicans.  Issues such as the budget and making the University of Pikeville a public institution are still on the table for lawmakers, but Hoover says when a House Democrat asked him about the UPIKE issue, he wanted to laugh it off.

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4:00am

Mon January 16, 2012
Business

9 European Countries Lose AAA Rating Status

Originally published on Mon January 16, 2012 7:19 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

European financial markets started this week with a new reality. They had the weekend to absorb news that Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine European countries - including France, which lost its triple-A status. These countries face exposure to financial trouble in Greece, among other places.

We're going to talk about this with Zanny Minton-Beddoes, the economics editor of The Economist and regular guest on our program. Zanny, welcome once again.

ZANNY MINTON-BEDDOES: Hi. Good to be there.

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4:00am

Mon January 16, 2012
Business

Business News

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4:00am

Mon January 16, 2012
Analysis

Huntsman To Throw His Support To Romney

Originally published on Mon January 16, 2012 7:13 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

To talk more about those opponents and what's happening on the campaign trail, we turn now to NPR's Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays. Good morning, Cokie.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

MONTAGNE: So let's - it looks like there's one less rival in the Republican contest, now that former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is expected to drop out today and throw his support to Mitt Romney. Let's talk about the likely effect on the rest of the contenders.

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