The Politics Hour: May 27, 2022
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Hans Riemer, a Democratic candidate for Montgomery County executive and current councilmember, talks about his vision for the county. And D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh discusses Metro woes and how she made it onto Putin's "enemy list ..read more
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The Politics Hour: May 20, 2022
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by Rachel Kurzius
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Alexandria City Councilman Canek Aguirre (D) talks about WMATA's woes of the week, including train operators' safety re-certification lapses and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld's early departure. And David Blair, a Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive, joins us to talk about his campaign and how he would address the county's issues, like affordable housing and business growth ..read more
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The Politics Hour: May 13, 2022
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Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for D.C., about his office's investigations into people involved with the January 6 insurrection and D.C. rewriting its criminal code. Plus, NBC4's Adam Tuss talks about the newly announced WMATA general manager ..read more
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The Politics Hour: May 6, 2022
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D.C. Councilmember Christina Henderson (I-At Large) and Virginia Del. Kathy Tran (D-District 42) join us to discuss what the uncertain future of Roe v. Wade could mean for our region. Plus: We dig into D.C.'s upcoming primary. And we see if Tran can help us solve the mystery of Virginia's missing budget ..read more
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D.C. Democratic Mayoral Debate 2022
The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi
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Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood held a live debate for the top Democratic candidates for D.C. Mayor. Hear from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmembers Robert White and Trayon White on issues like public safety, housing, transit, and education ..read more
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The Politics Hour: April 29, 2022
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by Martin Austermuhle (Guest Host)
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Ahead of D.C.'s primary in June, we talk with the two Democratic candidates for D.C. Council chair: Incumbent Chairman Phil Mendelson and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Erin Palmer ..read more
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The Politics Hour: April 22, 2022
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D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) is appealing a ruling from the D.C. Board of Elections saying he's ineligible to run for attorney general. WAMU reporter Martin Austermuhle gives us the latest. Plus, we talk about the region's big environmental issues with EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz. Then, Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) joins the show to talk about redeveloping the Blue Line Corridor, the rise in carjackings, and the latest news in Maryland politics ..read more
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The Politics Hour: April 15, 2022
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Virginia State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-District 36) talks about Governor Glenn Youngkin's 26 vetoes. Plus, where do negotiations around the commonwealth's budget stand? Then, Kojo and Tom talk with Eric Luedtke (D-District 14), Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, for a recap of this year's legislative session, where Democrats passed bills to expand abortion access and launch a paid family leave program ..read more
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The Politics Hour: April 8, 2022
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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) sought to end marijuana-gifting in the District, but his legislation was narrowly defeated. We talk about that, the mayor's budget, and the upcoming primary. Plus, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson (D) talks about budget priorities for the next fiscal year and police in schools ..read more
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BONUS: How Can We Make The Roads Safer For All?
The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi
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On April 5, WAMU held a Kojo In Our Community call-in special about traffic safety. He talked with officials and advocates about why we saw an increase in traffic fatalities in 2021, and how new policies and changed infrastructure can help curb traffic crashes ..read more
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