An Interview with Asma Khalid: Covering the 2016 Election as a Muslim, Women In Politics | WOSU Radio

An Interview with Asma Khalid: Covering the 2016 Election as a Muslim, Women In Politics

May 24, 2018

When NPR political correspondent Asma Khalid covered the 2016 presidential campaign, the midwestern muslim woman encountered a wide range of responses from people she met on the campaign trail.

Many were curious about her hijab or headscarf, many were kind. Many were angry. 

Khalid shares her experiences with that and with the emergence of women candidates since the 2016 presidential election. A record number are seeking election to Congress. Khalid has been covering those stories. 

Guest:

Asma Khalid, NPR political correspondent

Event:

Dialogue: A Look at Women in Ohio Politics, Featuring NPR's Asma Khalid