With controversies swirling around the DC Public Schools system, including Chancellor Antwan Wilson's daughter being able to bypass the lottery system to transfer schools, what is next for education in the District?
A new D.C. bill would eliminate criminal penalties for local prostitution. By reducing the barriers for sex workers to report threats and screen clients, advocates say the bill will ultimately protect vulnerable Washingtonians from exploitation. But some who have survived that very exploitation argue that the proposal could make it harder to hold sex traffickers accountable for forced prostitution. Kojo discusses the issues with Washingtonians who have personal experience with the industry.
- Tina Frundt Founder and Executive Director, Courtney's House; @courtneyshouse
- Laya Monarez LGBTQ Activist and Artist, Former Sex Worker, Sex Workers' Action Coalition supporter
Why Language Matters In The Conversation About Sex Trafficking
Kids Can't Be "Prostitutes": How Language Shapes The Way We Address Child Sex Trafficking - The Kojo Nnamdi Show
When it comes to young people who are sexually exploited, language matters. On today's Kojo Nnamdi Show, Tina Frundt, Founder and Executive Director of Courtney's House, and Erin Cullen, D.C. Deputy Attorney General, Family Services Division, discussed their work to end child sex trafficking, and they mentioned a number of terms regularly misused by media ...
Most Recent Shows
We remember Peggy Cooper Cafritz--an art collector and founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Cafritz's life leaves a lasting legacy in the arts scene of Washington, DC.
We talk to an architect, a city planner, and a designer about how we find our way around town.
The unveiling of President Obama's official portrait is drawing crowds at the National Portrait Gallery in downtown DC. This President's Day, we learn about the tradition of presidential portraiture--and how much it's changed--from the National Portrait Gallery's historian.