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.
Guest Host: Jen Golbeck
Alexandria, Va.’s sewer system is pouring millions of pounds of sewage into the Potomac River and its tributaries each year. The overflow has dragged locals into a feud in Richmond, where lawmakers disagree over how quickly Alexandria should be required to improve its outdated system that combines rainwater and sewage. In a rare partnership, environmental groups and many of the commonwealth’s Republican lawmakers agree that a faster timeline is necessary ––but is it possible? We discuss the issues at hand.
- Whitney Pipkin Staff Writer, Chesapeake Bay Journal; @whitneypipkin
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