A U.S. Senator from Virginia lands on the shortlist for Democratic VP pick. D.C.'s statehood proposal gets a cool reception in Cleveland. And Maryland's Republican governor attends a local crab fest in lieu of his party's convention.
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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