The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

We chat with two local leaders on the front lines of high-profile battles: D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

Federal lawmakers walk Congress -- and the region's local economy -- to the edge of a "fiscal cliff." The District's homicide rate dips below a major landmark. And one of Virginia's most prominent Republicans publicly ponders an independent run for governor. 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

Kaya Henderson

Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools

Chris Van Hollen

U.S. House of Representatives (D-Maryland, 8th District)

Politics Hour Video

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson addresses the District’s school boundaries, an issue she has said could end up pitting communities and neighborhoods against one another. "I love my job, I’m willing to do lots of hard things, but this is the thing I fear most," says Henderson.

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