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.
Maryland’s Anne Arundel County is stepping up its response to the opioid epidemic, with schools, libraries, churches, health centers, emergency responders, courts and grassroots groups all trying to prevent overdoses and expand access to addiction treatment. But the county still saw 146 fatal overdoses in 2018 alone.
In his first Kojo Roadshow, Kojo convened community members to share personal stories and present possible solutions. This is an excerpt of that conversation.
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