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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.

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.

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.

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.