The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood talk with Kwame Brown and Vincent Orange, Democratic candidates competing to be chair of the D.C. Council.

New polling numbers shake up D.C.'s race for mayor. Computer glitches send shockwaves through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. And the indictment of a longtime Prince George's County official jolts Maryland's political scene. 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

Miranda Spivack

Reporter, The Washington Post

Kwame Brown

D.C. Councilmember (D-At-Large); Chairman, Committee on Economic Development

Vincent Orange

Democratic Candidate, Chairman, D.C. Council; Former Member, D.C. Council, D-Ward 5

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Politics Hour Extra

D.C. Council Chair candidate Vincent Orange answers questions about his position change on same-sex marriage (previously, he was opposed to the measure; now he's in favor):

D.C. Council Chair candidate Kwame Brown (D-At Large) talks about some of his credit card and other debts after a caller asks him to explain why D.C. voters should trust him to run the council efficiently in light of his own personal financial problems:

The candidates talk about the high cost of parking in the District of Columbia. Both express the view that current rules and fines are excessive.

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