Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joins us to talk about the youth movement against gun violence, Russian sanctions, and more. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh shares her thoughts on relief for high water bills and news that D.C. Public Schools is taking over an all girls charter school.
Virginia Hanlon Grohl, a former Fairfax County public school teacher, raised a rock star – her son Dave is the front man of the Foo Fighters and played the drums in Nirvana. She urged him to play music even as he struggled in the school system where she taught, and she encouraged him to find a support system in the local D.C. area music scene of his time. Grohl joins Kojo to explore what it takes for families and communities to support the creative pursuits of young people and the role the D.C. region played in shaping her family’s lives.
- Virginia Hanlon Author, "From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rocked Stars"
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