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.
Activist and playwright Janet Langhart Cohen is used to grappling with racial and ethnic tension. A protege of Martin Luther King, she later went on to co-author a memoir about interracial relationships with her husband, former US Senator (R-ME) and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Kojo talks with her about her latest work, a play exploring the common threads of struggle in the African American and Jewish experience.
- Janet Langhart Cohen Playwright, "Anne and Emmett"; Co-author, "Race and Reconciliation in America"
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