Montgomery 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.
Visitors to Ford’s Theatre’s Center for Education and Leadership are greeted by a 34-foot tall tower of books on President Lincoln’s life and legacy. While many a historian has written about our 16th President, it is only on the eve of the 150th anniversary of his death that a full-length biography of his assassin is being published. Kojo learns about the man whose name most schoolchildren know – John Wilkes Booth – but know little about.
- Terry Alford Author, "Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth;" Professor of History, Northern Virginia Community College
Most Recent Shows
Kojo chats with two reporters who spent the past year following the launch of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, D.C.'s new school for boys of color. Their stories are now featured in "Raising Kings," a collaboration between NPR and Education Week.
For the first time since 2009, more people are leaving the Washington region than arriving ––including millennials. Kojo sits down with researchers to understand why migration to D.C. has slowed, and how millennials factor into the makeup of the city.
Many gardeners think that cooler weather means an end to gardening, but our roundtable of urban farmers offers tips for maintaining your garden throughout the fall months and preparing it for spring.