As the country observes the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we speak with State of the Re:Union host Al Letson about race in America. Following the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases in 2014, Letson wrote commentaries about his personal experience as an African-American man growing up in Jacksonville. He will host a community conversation about race issues as part of WJCT's Race In The River City town hall event in January.
Sports contributor Cole Pepper also joins the show to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, college football, and Jacksonville soccer news.
Then we reflect on the holiday with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.