D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen joins us to discuss his "sneaker subsidy" for those who dont drive to work. And At-Large Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich will be in studio to talk about the fate of the Purple Line, the county budget, and his candidacy for County Executive.
When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the Star Spangled Banner to protest police treatment of African Americans, it sparked a nationwide conversation, inspiring other players to join him in solidarity. Some observers –-including the Washington football team’s head coach–- found the move disrespectful, particularly to the U.S. military. Kojo discusses the intersection of sports and protest, and whether the parade of veterans and active duty personnel during sporting events is as genuine as it seems.
- Kevin Blackistone Visiting Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland; National Sports Columnist, The Washington Post; Panelist, ESPN’s Around the Horn
- Mark Dyreson Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State
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