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Photo: The Lincoln Memorial
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For Congress Freshman, First Six Months Teach Patience (6.21.2013)

Six months into his freshman term in congress, Markwayne Mullin talks about refocusing from short-term gains to long-term goals. Also in this show: Carlos Martinez, an immigrant who got a work permit for the first time last year, has finally been able to find a job using his computer engineering degree; Sara Isaacson, an ROTC Cadet dismissed from service because she came out as lesbian, talks about how the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” allowed her to return to service; two months before his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Great March to Freedom in Detroit; and in 1896, Williams Jennings Bryan gave one of the greatest speeches in American politics.

Music

"CMYK" , James Blake; "Black Santa", Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds; "Quicksand (Stuhr Remix)", Natalie Walker; "My Dream", J. Period/K'naan  "Spinning", Stereofidelics; "Dixie Jass Band One Step" by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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