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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.

Wednesday, Jul 29 12:32 p.m. (ET)

Training and Certification for Personal Trainers

As D.C. drafts rules for registering personal trainers under a 2013 law, we examine what your trainer needs to know to help you meet your fitness goals.

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.

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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.

Monday, Jul 27 1:25 p.m. (ET)

African-Americans And The Atomic Bomb

August marks the 70th anniversary of the use of nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Even before those events, civil rights and anti-colonial activists were linking racial issues to anti-nuclear advocacy. We consider that history of opposition to the bomb from the likes of Bayard Rustin, Paul Robeson and Malcom X and apply that historic context to the recent news of the Iran nuclear deal.

A Fairfax County police officer at the National Police Motorcycle Rodeo in 2007.

A Fairfax County police officer at the National Police Motorcycle Rodeo in 2007.

Monday, Jul 27 1 p.m. (ET)

New Fights Over Police Accountability in the D.C. Region

Police in Fairfax County, Va., are about to meet with a committee tasked with investigating law enforcement accountability in the wake of a high-profile officer shooting. The committee recently released a report calling for immediate changes at the department, which is also taking heat about the transparency of a recent investigation into the death of inmate at the county jail who was tased. We explore new developments in the local debate over police accountability.

An anti-rape and domestic violence event at William Woods University.

An anti-rape and domestic violence event at William Woods University.

Monday, Jul 27 12 p.m. (ET)

Sex Ed And Assault Prevention

Teaching children and adolescents about 'the birds and the bees' isn't always easy for parents and educators. But a growing body of anecdotal and quantifiable evidence indicates that starting age-appropriate sex education early can go a long way toward preventing assault later. We consider the benefits of - and hurdles to - getting teachers, students, parents and administrators comfortable talking about sex.