The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker (D) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The District gets a statue in the U.S. Capitol, and members of Congress put out a call for D.C. voting rights. Disclosures about personal expenses weigh down Virginia's governor. And the long-running saga of the Silver Spring Transit Center continues to haunt local politicians in Maryland. 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

Rushern Baker

Executive, Prince George's County (Md.) (D)

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-D.C.)

Featured Clip

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker responded to criticism that the county's reconfigured school board lacks a Latino member. More than 20 percent of students in the Prince George's County school system are Latino. Baker said he made his selections based on the pool of qualified applicants, but said he is committed to greater diversity in government. "But the first priority always in any situation is finding the best people that can help move Prince George's County forward because I owe that to all the children of Prince George's County -- black, white, Latino, anyone who walks through our school system," Baker said.

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