We meet Dionne Reeder, a business owner running for D.C. Council, and the new chair of Virginia's Republican Party, Jack Wilson.
Nationwide efforts are well underway to encourage girls to get involved in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and in the D.C. region, several programs are taking on that fight. The strategy to encourage interest at a young age hopes to reverse stark gender inequalities on the professional level –just 11 percent of cybersecurity workers are women. Racial minorities are being left out of the picture, too. Kojo dives into the challenge with innovators who are exploring how to nurture a love for STEM in girls.
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Just a day after United Nations' scientists released an alarming report on climate change, the D.C. Council held a hearing on its own bill to reduce carbon emissions. If passed, supporters say it would be among the most far-reaching measure ever adopted by an American city to address global warming.