How should the D.C. provide oversight for its public schools? What do new polling numbers and endorsements suggest about the Maryland Gubernatorial race? And how are Virginia's Democrats planning to flip key districts in November?
Seven years after President Obama issued an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, 93 detainees remain imprisoned on the island. While 34 inmates have been cleared for resettlement overseas, many –including detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of the critically acclaimed “Guantanamo Diary”– remain in legal limbo. Not charged with crimes, yet considered too “high value” to release, these prisoners face an uncertain future even as political pressure mounts to shutter the prison for good. Kojo explores Slahi’s story and examines how recent court decisions could impact his case and the legitimacy and effectiveness of Guantanamo’s military commissions.
- Larry Siems Writer and Activist; Editor, "Guantanamo Diary"
- Jennifer Daskal Assistant Professor of Law, American University
Read: "Guantánamo Diary" Excerpt
Excerpted from “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Edited by Larry Siems. Copyright ©2015 by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company.
Most Recent Shows
It's back-to-school time and parents are scrambling to buy everything on their kids' supply lists. But what can they do to prepare children emotionally for a new school year?
While John Brown's name and legacy are linked to Harpers Ferry, far less is known about the men who fought with him.
A 19 year-old's death calls into question grueling training practices at the University of Maryland.