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A French street portrait of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, one of the Charlie Hebdo staff members killed in January, 2015.

A French street portrait of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, one of the Charlie Hebdo staff members killed in January, 2015.

Wednesday, May 06 12:20 p.m. (ET)

Cartoons, Satire, and the Limits of Free Speech

Protests over a literary award for free speech for Charlie Hebdo magazine and violence at a "Prophet Muhammed" cartoon contest in Texas: we explore satire, free speech, and where editors and cartoonists draw the line as to what's off limits.

Wednesday, May 06 1 p.m. (ET)

Food Security & Seniors

New apps and delivery services make finding dinner quicker and easier to prepare in cities. But one Washington, D.C., population is struggling to gain access to food.

Wednesday, May 06 1:25 p.m. (ET)

‘The Sympathizer': A Fresh Look At The Vietnam War

Writers have offered takes on the Vietnam War ranging from the historic to the satiric, but Viet Thahn Nguyen - a Vietnamese-American - noticed that the focus of these works was typically American-centric. His debut novel - 'The Sympathizer' - challenges that perspective

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulating the launch team after the launch of Antares.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulating the launch team after the launch of Antares.

Monday, May 04 1 p.m. (ET)

The Intersection of Civil Rights History & The Space Program

The rise of the American space program overlapped with the dawn of the civil rights movement in the United States. Many of NASA's first African-American employees worked to send humans into space while at the same time finding their place in the struggle for racial equality. Kojo explores this intersection in history with two authors who chronicled the stories of some of the earliest African-American space workers - and an astronaut who followed them to become the first African-American in to lead NASA on a permanent basis.

A section of "The Great African Migration" mural along Georgia Avenue, Washington DC. The mural reflects artist Helina Metaferia's perspective as a  first generation Ethiopian American.

A section of "The Great African Migration" mural along Georgia Avenue, Washington DC. The mural reflects artist Helina Metaferia's perspective as a first generation Ethiopian American.

Monday, May 04 12:25 p.m. (ET)

Local African Communities Coping With Migrant Crisis

Local communities in the Washington region are reeling from recent tragedies on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Many families have connections to the waves of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Europe - including the Ethiopians killed by the Islamic State in Libya last month. Kojo explores the aftershocks of these events and traces their connections to neighborhoods in the Washington area.

Destroyed buildings and houses in Nuwakot District, Nepal.

Destroyed buildings and houses in Nuwakot District, Nepal.

Monday, May 04 12 p.m. (ET)

USAID & The Recovery Effort In Nepal

Aid is pouring into Nepal as the death toll from last week's earthquake tops 7,000. Efforts on the ground are shifting from the initial rescue phase, to providing shelter and food to those in need. USAID announced that it's on the ground to help, an extension of their existing efforts in the region. We find out what role the United States will play, and what's ahead as Nepal recovers.

Kumar Barve

Kumar Barve

Friday, May 01 12 p.m. (ET)

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood explore the results of D.C.'s recent special elections - and take stock of more political contests looming in Maryland and Virginia.