The number of people living in D.C. is booming, and so too is the number of rats. Kojo talks about how D.C.'s rodent problem is affecting the city and what's being done to fight off the pests.
The April death of Freddie Gray sparked massive protests in Baltimore and a national conversation about inner-city policing. But there are still raw feelings in Baltimore about the relationship between race and law enforcement. D. Watkins explores how the police, drug crime, and even social media influence the ability of blacks to lift themselves out of poverty.
- D. Watkins Author, "The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America;" professor, Coppin State University; writer, educator and speaker
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