Kojo looks back on the local impact of Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist who adopted Washington as his home town.
Guest Host: Michael Schaffer
Thanksgiving menus can be a bit of a staid affair: green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and – of course – a turkey. But for those willing to expand their palates and embrace the new along with the old, the holiday can bring a blend of flavors and traditions. We discuss ways to incorporate traditions from other cultures into this very American holiday and consider how the immigrant experience is reflected in the day’s traditions with local diaspora members from Mexico and Ghana.
- Pati Jinich Author, "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens" and "Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking"; Host, "Pati's Mexican Table," (PBS); Cooking Instructor and Chef, Mexican Cultural Institute
- Nina Oduro Co-founder and Director of Visual Design & Partnerships, Dine Diaspora
Most Recent Shows
Yellowish-brown water is affecting areas near the primary filtration plant on the Potomac in western Montgomery County. Since Aug. 8, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has received hundreds of complaints, but authorities insist the water is safe to drink.
Leaders in our region grapple with the debate around Confederate symbols after Charlottesville. We speak to D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (At-large, I), chair of the Education Committee and U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.)
The violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend have heightened the debate over America's troubled history with race. We want to talk about it with you.