Thursday, Jul 16 12 p.m. (ET)

Judiciary Hearings with Ben Cardin

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin has a front-row seat for this week's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. He'll take a break from the Judiciary Committee proceedings to talk with Kojo about the high court and civil...

Thursday, Jul 16 12:22 p.m. (ET)

D.C. Gun Laws: One Year Later

After banning handguns for decades, Washington, D.C. began allowing residents to register them last July. But the political battle over guns has continued and the city has been repeatedly forced to tweak its regulations. We assess what's...

Thursday, Jul 16 1 p.m. (ET)

Alternative Press Driving the Mainstream News Cycle

With newspapers across our city and across the country consolidating resources, many have worried about the death of local investigative reporting. But one local alternative newspaper is demonstrating what happens when you dig deep into...

Thursday, Jul 16 1:37 p.m. (ET)

Bricks Without Straw: A Novel

It's a classic work of American political fiction that you've likely never heard of. First published in 1880, the book's author, Albion Tourgee, was a radical Republican activist who fought to bring poor whites together with newly free...

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