As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
A Metro bus driver preaches politics to his passengers, trying to get them excited about the upcoming Mayoral Election. He attracts media attention, and the attention of Metro’s Human Resources office, which fires him for violating a personnel policy unrelated to his politicking. Kojo talks with Sidney Davis about his activism, and how his two decades in Lorton prison transformed his life.
- Sidney Davis Community organizer; and former Metro bus driver (2003-2006)
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