U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a sentencing directive for federal prosecutors mandating they "pursue the most serious, readily provable offense" for cases. How will the new federal sentencing directives and return of mandatory minimums impact our region?
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 138th Annual Preakness. The Preakness Stakes could be moving to a nearby Maryland suburb.
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As the annual Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing heads to Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course this weekend, talk has surfaced of moving the Preakness Stakes from its Baltimore City home to Laurel Park in the Maryland suburbs.
In "Locking Up Our Own," James Forman Jr. explores the roots of mass incarceration.
In his new book, former D.C. public defender James Forman Jr. argues that in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, the tough-on-crime policies of local black leaders fueled today's high rates of black incarceration.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an order in response to an Inspector General report that found former schools chancellor Kaya Henderson granted discretionary out-of-boundary placements to politically-connected parents.