D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins us to discuss a brewing scandal over top officials getting preferential treatment in the school lottery from the former schools chancellor. Plus, Kojo and Tom interview Virginia's Lt. Governor and gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.
The Internet is loaded with news blogs and other media that allow everyday citizens to pontificate on the news cycle. But it’s much harder to find sites driven by people who want to report the news independently. We meet a pair of local independent journalists who have taken reporting into their own hands — delivering daily coverage of the Supreme Court and Major League Baseball.
- Mike Sacks Author, "First One @ One First"
- Mark Zuckerman Author, Nats Insider; Former Reporter, The Washington Times
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