As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
Growing numbers of women with hair that’s curly, kinky and wavy are embracing the texture, rather than using chemical relaxers and harsh heat treatments to straighten it. Hairstylist Miko Branch and her sister, Titi, built a hair care empire of products, named for their grandmother, to make natural styling easier. Kojo talks with Branch about the expansion of Miss Jessie’s line from a home salon to Target’s shelves, as well as the cultural meaning we all wear in our hair.
- Miko Branch Co-founder, Miss Jessie's, author "Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch---Naturally"
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