The number of people living in D.C. is booming, and so too is the number of rats. Kojo talks about how D.C.'s rodent problem is affecting the city and what's being done to fight off the pests.
In Prince George’s County — where 17 percent of residents and 25 percent of public school students are Hispanic — voters have elected the first Latina women to the county council and the school board. We speak with two of them about representing Latinos and all county residents, and about their priorities for education and economic development in the suburban Maryland county.
- Deni Taveras Prince George's County Council Member
- Dinora Hernandez Prince George's County Public Schools Board of Education Member; Latino Liaison for Prince George's County Executive
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