Kojo looks back on the local impact of Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist who adopted Washington as his home town.
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
- Kavitha Cardoza Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News
- Nathan Saunders General Vice President, Washington Teachers' Union
- Henry Turner Democratic Candidate, Executive, Prince George's County (Md.)
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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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