It's your turn to weigh in on the stories of the day, whether it's the life and legacy of former DC Mayor Marion Barry, immigration reform, the suspension of fraternities at UVA, or the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
D.C.’s electoral system falls into a state of flux weeks before the election. Slots find a place on a ballot in Anne Arundel County. And Virginia takes a fresh look at privatizing liquor stores. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Henry Turner Democratic Candidate, Executive, Prince George's County (Md.)
- Kavitha Cardoza Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News
- Nathan Saunders General Vice President, Washington Teachers' Union
Politics Hour Extra
WAMU 88.5 reporter Kavitha Cardoza discusses the DCPS’s decision to fire 240 teachers for poor performance and explains the evaluation system the school district uses:
WTU general vice president Nathan Saunders, responding to a caller, says that he thinks there is “obviously” a “racial aspect” to the DCPS’s planned dismissal of 240 teachers, announced earlier this week:
Democratic candidate for Prince George’s County Executive Henry Turner discusses why the county government needs a culture shift and some housecleaning. He also addresses possible cuts to the education budget:
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Following President Barack Obama's move to remove the threat of deportation for undocumented parents of American-born children, we talk with local lawmakers about immigration experiences in Maryland and Virginia.
Marion Barry was the District's most recognizable and most polarizing public figure. Barry died this weekend at age 78.
Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.