Author: Cheryl Jones

Roxane Gay Reading & Discussion

The Marygrove Conservancy proudly presented feminist cultural critic Roxane Gay as the thirty-second guest in the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

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    The San Francisco bay area has the largest Afghan population in the US, making it an obvious place to resettle Afghan refugees. But it also has one of the country's most expensive and competitive housing markets. Special correspondent Mike Cerre speaks to new arrivals and those helping them make the transition to life in the US, as part of our ongoing series, 'Chasing the Dream: Poverty, Opportunity and Justice in America.'

  • Remembering Bob Dole: Veteran, GOP presidential nominee, Kansas senator

    Robert "Bob" Dole, who led the Republican party in the Senate for decades and was its presidential candidate, died on Sunday at 98. A veteran who was injured in World War II, and a politician for more than 50 years, he had been suffering from lung cancer. Known for his bipartisan abilities, he helped pass the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. Barbara Perry, Director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, joins.

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