Politics

U.S. Attorney Pushes Forward In D.C. Shadow Campaign Probe

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A prominent D.C. businessman on Monday admitted to financing an illegal shadow campaign to support Vincent Gray in the city's 2010 mayoral election. We explore the specific accusations made by the prosecutors in the case, and their implications for D.C.'s political system.

D.C. Shadow Campaign Leader Charged In Federal Court

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The man at the center of D.C.'s 2010 shadow campaign scandal was formally charged this morning in federal court. We get the latest update from WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and Politics Hour Analyst Tom Sherwood.

The Politics Hour - March 7, 2014

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Delman Coates, a Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate in Maryland, and D.C. Council Member David Grosso (I-At Large) join the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

Local And National Marijuana Debate

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

CSX Rail Project Faces Opposition In Southeast

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A proposal to retrofit and expand a decaying railroad tunnel in Southeast D.C. is pitting Capitol Hill and Navy Yard residents against one of the largest rail companies in the country. We explore how this complex local project fits into bigger shifts in the national rail network.

The Politics Hour - Feb. 28, 2014

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Phil Andrews, a Democratic candidate for executive of Montgomery County, join the Politics Hour gang in the studio.

WAMU 88.5's D.C. Mayoral Candidate Forum

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

On April 1, Democratic voters in the District of Columbia will choose their party's nominee for mayor. All eight candidates on the ballot, including the incumbent, join us to make their cases to voters and to share their visions for the city.

WAMU 88.5's D.C. Mayoral Candidate Forum

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

On April 1, Democratic voters in the District of Columbia will choose their party's nominee for mayor. All eight candidates on the ballot, including the incumbent, join us to make their cases to voters and to share their visions for the city.

A New Poll On The District's Mayoral Race

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A new WAMU 88.5/NBC 4 poll reveals what's on voters minds as the mayoral race in the District heads into its final stretch.

Maryland's Troubled Health Care Exchange

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

After months of technical and other glitches with Maryland's health care exchange website, state health officials this week terminated their contract with the company that built the site, echoing a move in January by the federal government.

Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From your take on the Corcoran Gallery's surprising changes to your reaction to the slushy winter Olympics, it's your turn to set the agenda.

Shaping The City: Outgoing D.C. Planning Director Harriet Tregoning

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As head of D.C.'s Office of Planning through the past two mayoral administrations, Harriet Tregoning has had a hands-on role over city policy. We speak with her about her tenure and what's next for her in a new job within the Obama administration.

Labor Unions Contemplate The Future

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

An effort to organize Volkswagen workers in Tennessee was hailed as a potential breakthrough for organized labor in the South. We explore where the labor movement is headed from here, including in so-called "right-to-work" states in our region.

Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. We consider the implications of the ruling and find out where the case goes from here.

Foreign Food Aid And The Farm Bill

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The so-called farm bill is about a lot more than agriculture subsidies and food stamps. We explore why people around the world closely watched its passage, and where food aid fits into U.S. diplomatic strategy.

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