D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen joins us to discuss his "sneaker subsidy" for those who dont drive to work. And At-Large Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich will be in studio to talk about the fate of the Purple Line, the county budget, and his candidacy for County Executive.
Born in New Jersey and raised in North Dakota, Roxana Saberi had been living in Tehran and working as an Iranian-American journalist for nearly 6 years when her arrest made national headlines. She joins Kojo to talk about her life, her work, experience with her captors and cellmates, and help shed light on US-Iran relations.
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