Friday, May 07 • 12 p.m. (ET)
The Politics Hour gang sits down with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells.
When a local journalist placed her father into long-term Alzheimer's care, she wrote down his life story and introduced his nursing staff – not to an anonymous patient– but to the father she loved.
Legislation to quicken the timeline for increasing the use of renewable energy in Maryland overcame a veto and widespread Republican opposition to move forward with becoming law. Kojo explores the politics at play as well as what the change will mean for Maryland and the rest of the region.
A federal judge in Virginia issues an injunction against President Trump's travel ban. House Republicans vote to block D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act. And Democratic lawmakers in Maryland debate protections for immigrants.
So-called "hashtag activism” --clicking a "like" button or sharing an online petition-- is coming into its own in the wake of a divisive election, and it's sparking a whole lot of engagement in real life.
Restaurants that depend on an immigrant workforce –and even one of D.C.'s charter schools- will close on Thursday to showcase the importance of immigrants to the region's restaurant industry.