New proposed legislation threatens some of the power D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser exercises over education in the District. Rep. Jamie Raskin is running for a second term in Congress, pledging to protect Maryland's air and federal workers. They both join us in studio.
After Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, black communities around the country struggled to come up with an answer to ‘what now?’ In author Jabari Asim’s fictionalized St. Louis — the ‘Gateway City’ first introduced in his short story collection ‘A Taste of Honey’ –- characters come to grips with the fallout of the civil rights era in surprising ways. We talk with Asim about the fictional world he created and examine the realities of how we deal with race in America today.
- Jabari Asim Author, ‘Only the Strong;’ Professor and acting director MFA program in creative writing, Emerson College; editor-in-chief, ‘The Crisis’ the magazine of the NAACP
Excerpt: "Only The Strong"
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