The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with D.C. Council Member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and Montgomery County Council candidate Craig Rice, a Democrat.

Prince George's County investigates whether police cheated on department exams. D.C.'s "mayor in waiting" tries to win over voters who didn't support him. And Arlington County's board asks its manager to resign. 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

Marion Barry

D.C. Council Member (D-Ward 8)

Craig Rice

Democratic Candidate, Montgomery County Council (District 2)

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D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) responds to being described as a "disgraced" former mayor, and defends his sixteen years in office and his record of public service. He discusses his role in Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign, and the role of race in the election:

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) says the city faces an economic, rather than a racial divide, and calls for measures to keep longtime residents from being displaced by gentrification. He says that while he has lent his support to Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign, Gray is his own man:

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), continues his conversation with Kojo, discussing what he sees as the media's unfair portrayal of his legacy as mayor:

Craig Rice, candidate for Montgomery County Council (D- District 2) discusses the budget outlook for the county and whether residents should have to pay fees for ambulance use:

Craig Rice, candidate for Montgomery County Council (D- District 2) discusses the foreclosure crisis in his county and across the state. He also discusses his own experience with a foreclosed property:

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