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The Politics Hour

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with the man in charge of the region's sprawling public transportation network.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with David Catania, chair of the D.C. Council's new education committee, and Corey Stewart, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia.

National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

We find out about the National Zoo's newest arrivals and learn about what visitors can expect from major new exhibits opening this year.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

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.)

The Fallout Of The 'Fiscal Cliff' Vote

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We chat with local lawmakers about what the "fiscal cliff" deal means for our region and what it means for future debates about federal spending and deficit reduction.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Former D.C. Council Member William Lightfoot (I-At Large) and U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) join the Politics Hour crew.

The Politics Hour

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) gives Kojo and Tom an inside look at Democratic politics in the commonwealth and around the country.

An Oyster Renaissance On The Chesapeake

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with one of the bay's oyster farms, a chef and people working to restore the Chesapeake's oyster population, and learn about why they play such crucial role for the overall health of the bay.

The Politics Hour

We connect with a Republican angling to be Virginia's next lieutenant governor and three Democrats competing for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

The Politics Hour

Outgoing Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Brian Moran and D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) join us in the studio.

Remembering Lawrence Guyot

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Lawrence Guyot's lifetime of activism spanned from the Mississippi Freedom Summer to local debates about the future of Ward 1 in Washington, D.C.

"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

On Tuesday, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson released a list of local schools slated for closure due to low enrollment and under-performance.

The Politics Hour

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) and D.C. Council member-elect Davis Grosso (I- At-Large) join us in the studio.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.