Wednesday, Oct 01 12 p.m. (ET)

The Email Deluge From Political Campaigns

As the November elections approach, the wave of emails from political campaigns increases. We explore the strategy behind those fundraising and base-stirring missives.

Wednesday, Oct 01 12:27 p.m. (ET)

Gene Luen Yang On Graphic Novels, Diversity And ‘The Shadow Hero’

Amid calls for greater diversity in books for young readers, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang says authors and illustrators of all backgrounds must overcome the fear of creating characters with stories that don't mirror their own. We talk with Yang about the rising popularity of graphic novels, their role in education and how authors find the courage to create diverse characters.

Wednesday, Oct 01 1 p.m. (ET)

African Immigrants Respond To The Ebola Outbreak

Americans were shocked by news of the first documented case of Ebola in the United States yesterday. But for communities with families in West Africa, the ongoing story has been intensely local for months. We speak with leaders from the African Immigrant Caucus, including a Liberian-American pastor whose church has been directly impacted by the disease.

Wednesday, Oct 01 1:24 p.m. (ET)

The Disappearing Dish: When Restaurants Revamp The Menu

From seasonal considerations and economics to artistic boredom and even all-out-failure, there are many reasons why chefs retouch, revamp or remove dishes from menus. Kojo explores what goes on behind the scenes when restaurants make big changes to the menu.

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The Politics Hour – October 20, 2017

Friday, Oct 20 2017Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.