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.)
Restaurants that depend on an immigrant workforce –and even one of D.C.’s charter schools- will close on Thursday to showcase the importance of immigrants to the region’s restaurant industry. But will the mass walk-out make the impact that organizers hope for? Kojo explores the motivation behind the protest and its impact on the city.
- Andy Shallal Owner, Busboys and Poets; Chair, District of Columbia Workforce Investment Council; @andyshallal
- Steven Camarota Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies; @wwwCISorg
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