Kojo looks back on the local impact of Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist who adopted Washington as his home town.
The battle between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement took an unexpected twist this week, as the Department of Agriculture abruptly fired Shirley Sherrod over allegedly racist remarks at an NAACP meeting. Join Kojo as we look at the furor and rapid reversal of Sherrod’s firing, and what this story says about politics and the media in the U.S.
- Paul Delaney Veteran journalist and former editor and reporter at the New York Times.
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