At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) joins us to talk about the investigation of Ballou High School graduation rates, and the new proof of residency requirements for homeless families.
Washington is the center of America’s political universe, but it’s also a complicated local place with a distinctive culture of its own. Books, both fiction and non-fiction, give us a window into what makes D.C. the unique place it is–diverse, international, and a city of neighborhoods and people. Kojo chats about the essential reading list for better understanding the Washington region.
- Elsbeth Purdy D.C. Public Library
- E. Ethelbert Miller Poet, Writer and Literary Activist; Board chair, Institute for Policy Studies; Author, "The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller"
- Marita Golden President and Founder of the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Foundation; also author of "Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex" (Doubleday)
2017 Summer Reading List
Many pop culture portrayals of Washington put the nation's capital front and center. But beyond the politics, D.C. has a local side that deserves attention too. This year, we asked some of this region's biggest book lovers to recommended books to help you better understand D.C. from a uniquely local angle.
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