The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Prince George's County School Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs join Kojo in the studio.

Maryland lawmakers aim to push new gun restrictions over the finish line. A prominent candidate for the D.C. Council abruptly pulls the plug on his campaign. And the relationships of a Virginia company raise red flags about both the commonwealth's sitting governor and the Republican running to replace him. 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

Kenneth Ellerbe

Chief, D.C. Fire and EMS Department (FEMS)

Verjeana M. Jacobs

Chair, Prince George's County Board of Education

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Kenneth Ellerbe, chief of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department, addressed questions about how close his friendship is to Mayor Vincent Gray and whether he gets special treatment from the mayor. "I don't believe that if my performance fails that I will still have a job," Ellerbe said.

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