This Week on Metro Connection: Dreams


Welcome to "Metro Connection." I'm Rebecca Sheir.


And I'm Rob Sachs and in just a few days, we'll be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


That's right, a federal holiday held in honor of the legendary civil rights leader who was born on January 15th, 1929. And Dr. King goes down in history for many things, among them giving one of the most famous American speeches of all time, "I Have a Dream."


So in honor of Dr. King, this week's show is all about dreams. Now, later on in the program, we'll be talking specifically about Dr. King's speech, but before that, we'll bring you stories about people who dream big and what it means to follow that dream.


We'll hear about the visions of local urban planners and take a look at two non-profit organizations whose sole mission is to make other people's dreams come true.


But we begin today with a more literal look at dreams. It was well over a century ago that Dr. Sigmund Freud asked his patients to get comfy on the couch and tell him what they saw when they closed their eyes at night. Today, scientists and others are trying to determine why people dream and our next few stories focus on that question.
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