The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County's schools superintendent steps down.
The recession and the aftermath of September 11th have hit low-wage workers particularly hard. But new programs are trying to increase options. . .from job advancement to skill development and retirement benefits. A discussion of low-wage earners on our Urban Institute series.
- Mary Pena Executive Director, Project Quest
- William Grinker President and CEO, Seedco
- Stephen Lerner Director of Building Services Division, Service Employees International Union; Member of International Executive Board, Director of SEIU Property Services Division, Coordinate Justice for Janitors campaigns
- Harry Holzer researcher, Urban Institute
Most Recent Shows
Kojo chats with food writer Monica Bhide on her new novel and how culture connects her family's history in India with her present life in the Washington region.
Kojo explores the coinage of the phrase "Columbusing," which describes instances of white people "discovering" elements of cultures that have long been a part of communities.
A junior at American University joins Kojo to discuss recent racially-charged acts on the school's campus and what they reveal about what some students describe as "the real AU."