The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova (D) and D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, who's now a Democratic candidate for mayor.

A member of the D.C. Council dives into next year's race for mayor. Maryland lawmakers make a splash with a plan to make undocumented immigrants eligible for driving permits. And a new poll suggests both of Virginia's major gubernatorial candidates still face a high degree of difficulty in their race this fall. 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

Sharon Bulova

Chairwoman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (D-Braddock)

Muriel Bowser

Democratic Candidate, Mayor of the District of Columbia; Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 4); Chair, Committee on Economic Development

Politics Hour Video

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) recently announced her candidacy for mayor of Washington, D.C. She discussed how, if elected, her policies and goals would differ from Mayor Vincent Gray's. Bowser said she would model D.C. public schools after charter schools because of their "out-of-the-box" thinking. She also stressed the need to know specifics when changing school boundaries. "It's not good enough to only invest in one side of the city. It's not good enough only to have a plan to close schools without having a plan to reinvigorate programs at the other schools," Bowser said.

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