The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 11, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood take on the week in local politics and chat with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms.

Beware the Ides of March. A string of scandals and accusations shakes the mayor's office in D.C. Maryland lawmakers face tough votes on undocumented immigrants and gay marriage. And Virginia politicians gear up for fights over redistricting. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Allen Sessoms

President, University of the District of Columbia

Ken Ulman

County Executive, Howard County, Maryland

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Politics Hour Extra

University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms talks about the recent controversy surrounding travel expenses he incurred on trips for university business. Sessoms admitted that the university's accounting system is "sloppy" and said that he has been working with university officials to make sure the problems are corrected. He said he expects a new and improved system to be in place by October 2011:

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman talks about why he's pushing for greater enforcement of speed limits around schools in his area, inlcuding increased efforts by law enforcement officials to catch and ticket speeders. Ulman answers a caller's criticism of the county's increased focus on speeding and emphasized that the reasons behind it are ones of safety as opposed to revenue generation:

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