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MLK Boulevard; Lincoln's Congressional Address; Machiavelli's Staying Power

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Today, we revisit a conversation about Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the six-lane street that loops around downtown Baltimore. Does it reflect the values Dr. King represented? We ask two transportation experts.

Then – On July 4, 1861, 4 months into his presidency, Abraham Lincoln sent Congress a speech that foreshadowed his address at Gettysburg. We discuss it with Washington College Historian Adam Goodheart.

Plus: It’s a strong statement to call someone “Machiavellian.” In a recent biography, Johns Hopkins Professor Christopher Celenza tells why Machiavelli’s ideas have such staying power.