Pandemic relief may be coming to Maryland, and to the nation. What do the plans look like?
In 1948, not long after World War II ended, President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which abolished racial discrimination in the military. But four years earlier, when allied troops stormed Normandy on June 6, 1944- what we now know as D-Day- the U.S. military was still holding onto segregation, much like the rest of America. On Veterans Day, we remember the men of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers that landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.
- Linda Hervieux Author, "Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War" (Harper)
"Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War" Excerpt
Most Recent Shows
The D.C. economy is typically unfazed by recessions, but not this time. We'll find out why.
The inauguration of President Joe Biden will happen under military lockdown amid a pandemic. The Washington Post's Marc Fisher joins us to discuss this extraordinary moment in our country's history. Plus, computer scientist Jen Golbeck on what's most worrisome about the chatter happening in the darkest corners of the web.
For Martin Luther King Day, we hear from an artist who makes civil rights heroes leap off the page.