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Council member Elissa Silverman

Council member Elissa Silverman

Friday, Mar 27 12 p.m. (ET)

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Council Member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large)

Thursday, Mar 26 1 p.m. (ET)

T.C. Boyle: “The Harder They Come”

T.C. Boyle's latest novel explores the darker side of the American ideal of freedom, from a woman who follows the extreme libertarian "sovereign citizen" movement to a disturbed young man who models himself on the pioneer John Colter.

Maryland crab pickers

Maryland crab pickers

Wednesday, Mar 25 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Seasonal Labor and the U.S. Seafood Industry

A recent court decision allowed federal officials to resume processing visas offered to the many seasonal workers providing the labor behind the U.S. seafood industry. The prospect of a visa stoppage sent a panic through many seafood businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, who've come to depend on the visa program to fill manual labor jobs like picking crabs and shucking oysters. We explore why the visa program was caught in limbo and what's at stake for the seafood industry as things move forward.