Recent incidents at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland revealed a culture of racism that students say permeates the halls. Educators believe a key to fighting that racism is in the lessons they teach in the classroom.
“Foodie” blogs often focus on the culture of high-end restaurants and celebrity chefs. But Ed Bruske, a former journalist who now runs an “urban farm” in Washington, D.C., is using the blogosphere to spotlight everyday issues confronting a hungry city. He joins Kojo to explore local food politics, from public school kitchens to to local farmer’s markets.
- Ed Bruske Co-Founder, DC Urban Gardeners; Certified Master Gardener; Blogger, The Slow Cook
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Last week, students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland staged a walk-out during class in protest of what they call a culture of racism in their halls. Kojo explores what happened and how activism is playing out not just at colleges and in city streets- but in the halls of local high schools.
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