Kojo explores how heroin reached this region, why it’s hitting young people particularly hard, and how communities are fighting this new drug war on the ground.
Armageddon. To most, the word is synonymous with the Apocalypse or the End of the World. But ask any archeologist. Most will tell you that Armageddon is a real place — a mountain in northern Israel — where the history of four millennia of bloodshed is being discovered every day. Archeologist Eric Cline joins Kojo to discuss his new book "The Battles of Armageddon."
- Eric H. Cline author "The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age" (Pub: Univ. of Michigan Press)
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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.
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.