A journalist by training, Meline Toumani shocked friends and family by moving to Turkey and embarking on a journey to understand a people and a country she'd been taught were the enemy. The result is "There Was and There Was Not," part political history, part deeply personal memoir.
It’s an annual uncertainty in the life of a renter: Will my bills go up next year, and if so, will I still be able afford my place? A new tenants report in Montgomery County shows growing concern about spiking rents and unexpected evictions. Kojo examines a proposal to stabilize costs in this part of the Washington region, and explores why some local politicians and landlords aren’t eager to support it.
- Matt Losak Chair, Montgomery County Tenants Work Group
- Shaun Pharr Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington
- Marc Elrich Member, Montgomery County Council (D- At Large)
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