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Leana Wen at a TED talk at the University of Nebraska.

Leana Wen at a TED talk at the University of Nebraska.

Thursday, Jul 30 12 p.m. (ET)

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen

Kojo sits down with Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen to talk about her first months on the job, how she's prioritizing public health needs, and how her personal story instructs her vision for health policy and progress in Baltimore.

Wisconsin activists for raising the minimum wage display their message on an overpass.

Wisconsin activists for raising the minimum wage display their message on an overpass.

Thursday, Jul 30 1 p.m. (ET)

Impacts Of Raising The Minimum Wage

We explore the lessons from cities that have boosted their minimum wage as D.C. activists try to get a minimum wage hike on the ballot next year.

Writer Jabari Asim

Writer Jabari Asim

Thursday, Jul 30 1:32 p.m. (ET)

‘Only The Strong’ by Jabari Asim

In author Jabari Asim's fictionalized St. Louis -- the 'Gateway City' first introduced in his short story collection 'A Taste of Honey' –- characters come to grips with the fallout of the civil rights era in surprising ways. We talk with Asim about the fictional world he created and examine the realities of how we deal with race in America today.

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The I-70 Diner in Flagler, Co.

The I-70 Diner in Flagler, Co.

Wednesday, Jul 29 1 p.m. (ET)

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

City council member David Grosso at a D.C. city council meeting.

City council member David Grosso at a D.C. city council meeting.

Wednesday, Jul 29 12 p.m. (ET)

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

A fishing boat docked at Annapolis Maritime Museum in Maryland.

A fishing boat docked at Annapolis Maritime Museum in Maryland.

Tuesday, Jul 28 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Sea Level Rise And Chesapeake Bay Communities

Scientists are warning that communities near the Chesapeake Bay are at risk because rising sea levels. Last week, public officials joined environmentalists to explore how businesses and institutions in Annapolis, including the Naval Academy, could be affected by rising waters and potential floods. Join Kojo as explore what communities are doing to prepare for the potential effects of climate change throughout the Chesapeake watershed.

President Barack Obama shakes hands on a 2009 tour of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.

President Barack Obama shakes hands on a 2009 tour of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.

Tuesday, Jul 28 1 p.m. (ET)

Obama’s Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.