Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Hugh Pope has reported on brutal authoritarian regimes, the rise of transnational terror networks, and the tragedy of civil war across the Middle East. But he has also encountered an incredible variety of cultures and met extraordinary people that defy simplistic stereotypes of the Muslim World. He joins Kojo to discuss the many worlds of the Middle East.
- Hugh Pope Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, International Crisis Group; Author, "Dining with Al-Qaeda" (Thomas Dunne)
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