D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.
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- Osagie Obasogie Project Director on Race, Disability, and Eugenics, Center for Genetics and Society
- Jose Canseco Former all-star baseball player and author of the book “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big”
- Dr. Andy Miah Lecturer in Media, Bioethics and Cyberculture at the University of Paisley in Scotland; also author of the book "Genetically Modified Athletes"
- Richard Pound Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency
- Dr. Gary Wadler Sports physician, clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University and expert on sports doping
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