Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
Guest Host: Marc Fisher
In Paris and Copenhagen, extremists attacked political satirists and a Jewish market and synagogue. In North Carolina, a man killed three young Muslim-Americans in a parking dispute that some allege was a hate crime. We explore how law enforcement and faith communities in our region are reacting to these violent events that have heightened fears and prompted new security concerns.
- Johari Abdul-Malik Outreach Director, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va.
- Stuart Weinblatt Rabbi, Congregation B'Nai Tzedek in Potomac, Md.; President of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America
- Rick Nelson Senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former inaugural member of the National Counterterrorism Center's Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning; Director of Global Business Development at Cross Match
- Adam Thiel Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security for Virginia; Former Fire Chief for the City of Alexandria
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