We check in with the Chairman of the D.C. Council, hear about a poll that explored Marylanders' takes on national and state politics and meet Howard County's Executive.
Events like ‘Banned Books Week’ conjure up chapters in American history when censorship played a bigger a role in what books were available in libraries. But debates about banning books are far from a thing of the past – and we continue to live in a world where one word in a volume can spark an outcry from parents and lead librarians to fear backlash for stocking it. We consider the past and current debates about banning books in our nation and consider alternatives to taking books off shelves.
- Edie Ching Lecturer, College of Information Science, University of Maryland; Member, ALA Notables Childrens' Book Committee; Reviewer, Booklist
- Barbara Jones Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association
A Playlist Of Provocative D.C. Music (And More)
Most Recent Shows
Call in and share what’s on your mind ––from yesterday's slushy snow day to the Covington Catholic teen's lawsuit against the Washington Post.
D.C.'s 311 system will soon consolidate requests for information and repairs. And its 911 system is now geolocating emergency calls from cell phones.
Recent investigations have called into question how local law enforcement handles sexual assault cases. We explore what's working, and what isn't, in police responses to sexual assault.