The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with D.C. Council Member Michael Brown, I-At Large.

A massive deal to build a casino in Prince George's County blows up. One of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's new nominees is haunted by a steamy incident from his recent past. And the firestorm continues to burn over the leadership crisis at the University of Virginia. 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

Michael Brown

Member, D.C. Council (At-Large, Independent)

Allison Silberberg

Democratic Candidate, Alexandria City Council

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Brown joined the Politics Hour to discuss streetcars and redevelopment, the scandal-plagued council and address questions about his income taxes. Review the social media conversation here.

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D.C. Council member Michael Brown said there have been "ethical clouds" over the Wilson Building. But he said the city's economy is growing and now has one of the highest fund balances in years. Brown said he does not support Initiative 70, which would limit corporate contributions to political campaigns. Instead, he said he endorses public financing of campaigns. Resident analysts and NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood noted, "It just seems like ethics is a back burner issue when it should be the engine."

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