Politics

The Politics Hour - July 18, 2014

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor of the District of Columbia.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) about a legislative response he's supporting in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling on contraception.

Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

The Politics Hour - July 11, 2014

Kojo and Tom chat with U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Honer (D-Md.) and Paul Zukerberg, one of D.C.'s candidates for attorney general.

Remembering Wayne Curry

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry died Wednesday after a bout with cancer. Curry grew up in Prince George's - and his tenure as the county's first black executive coincided with its rise as the most affluent majority...

A Topsy Turvy Summer in Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Virginia's lawmakers recently averted a government shutdown by approving a budget. But the politics of the Old Dominion don't appear to be returning to normalcy any time soon: the governor is moving forward to expand Medicaid on his own...

Nigerian-Americans Respond to Boko Haram Violence

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Nigerian government's inability to rescue hundreds of abducted school girls has prompted worldwide outrage. Kojo talks with a local Nigerian-American activist about the situation.

Breaking Down the Primary Vote in Maryland

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Early analysis of what primary elections mean for the future of the Old Line State.

The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Women in Conflict Zones

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

The Art of the Political Memoir

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Memoirs are a rite of passage for high-flying American politicians. They can serve as springboards for those seeking higher office - and bridge-burners for those riding off into the sunset. But while many political memoirs follow the same...

Democracy in a Volatile Region: Afghanistan Chooses a President

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Afghans go to the polls in a presidential run-off between two candidates who are both former members of outgoing President Hamid Karzai's cabinet. We explore what new leadership means for everyday life in Afghanistan and the region.

The Politics Hour - June 13, 2014

With just days to go before Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, Democratic candidate Doug Gansler joins the Politics Hour in the studio.

It's Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

Seismic Shifts in Virginia Politics

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

On Tuesday night, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) became the first House Majority Leader in modern history to lose a primary...

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