The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood sit down with Abigail Smith, D.C.'s deputy mayor for education.

Corruption investigations keep rolling in the District. New details continue to drip out about whether Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took undisclosed gifts from a local businessman. And Prince George's County rolls out a new "chief executive" for its public schools. 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

Abigail Smith

Deputy Mayor for Education, District of Columbia

Thomas Garrett

Member, Virginia Senate (R-22nd District)

Featured Clip

Abigail Smith, D.C. deputy mayor for education, says Mayor Vincent Gray is committed to overhauling the "tangled web" of D.C. Public School boundaries. Smith said the mayor is in the process of setting up a timeline for boundary changes, but said she is certain the plan will include "significant grandfathering" and extensive community engagement. "The reality is that changing boundaries takes political courage...The mayor is committed to doing what it takes and taking whatever political hits come with doing the right thing."

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