Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.kunc.org en 1963 Emancipation Proclamation Party Lacked A Key Guest http://www.kunc.org/post/1963-emancipation-proclamation-party-lacked-key-guest Fifty years ago, the White House was the site of an unusual party.<p>It was a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation's centennial, held on Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and many of the guests were descendants of the people Lincoln's historic document freed.<p>But noticeably absent was the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 40125 at http://www.kunc.org 1963 Emancipation Proclamation Party Lacked A Key Guest Obama Urges Crowd To Seize The Moment 'Together' http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-urges-crowd-seize-moment-together Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>Many inaugural addresses play on themes that President Obama touched on yesterday.<p>GREENE: He cited the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, our tradition of self-government and earlier inaugural addresses.<p>INSKEEP: That's all pretty normal. What is different about each inauguration address is how the president molds those themes into the moment.<p>GREENE: In this case, the moment is one of severe partisan divisions. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:39:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 39123 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-celebrates-martin-luther-king-jr <p></p><p>The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered in several events across the Front Range. Here are the scheduled celebrations. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:40:31 +0000 Jackie Fortier 39071 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Turning The 'Day Of Service' Into A Longer Commitment http://www.kunc.org/post/turning-day-service-longer-commitment This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people — including President Obama and his family — are participating in volunteer activities around the country. Saturday's National Day of Service kicks off the president's second inauguration and honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.<p>As budgets tighten and personal schedules fill, nonprofits are looking for new ways to attract extra helpers, and organizers for the national event hope it will lead to a permanent boost in volunteerism.<p><strong>Willingness To Give Back</strong><p>Volunteers, by their very nature, are an upbeat crowd. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:06:09 +0000 Pam Fessler 39046 at http://www.kunc.org Turning The 'Day Of Service' Into A Longer Commitment