Tope Folarin joins Kojo to talk about his debut novel, which follows a Nigerian American from boyhood to his young adult years as he navigates family, faith and identity. Plus, Folarin's path as a writer and D.C.'s literary scene.
House Republicans this week passed legislation banning D.C. from spending its local dollars to fund abortions. This bill goes beyond the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding ban on federal abortion spending which must be renewed by Congress as part of the budget process. We speak to a local pro-choice advocate about what funding restrictions mean for low income women in our region, as well as to a reporter covering Congress.
- Emily Crofoot Treasurer, The DC Abortion Fund
- Cristina Marcos Staff Reporter, The Hill
- Marilyn Musgrave Vice President of Government Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List; Former Congresswoman (R-Colorado).
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