The Politics Hour

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

Egypt In Turmoil

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In a harsh crackdown on pro-Islamist sit-ins in Cairo, Egyptian security forces Wednesday killed dozens of protesters and the interim government declared a state of emergency. We get the latest on the rapidly changing situation.

"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We explore why a visa program designed to attract foreign investment in the United States is making waves in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

The Money Network Behind D.C.'s "Shadow Campaign"

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We talk with Washington Post reporter Nikita Stewart about the local D.C. businessman at the center of a federal investigation and how his money is connected to campaigns far beyond the District.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Mark Obenshain, Virginia's Republican candidate for attorney general, and Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett join The Politics Hour team.

"Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Eugene Allen began working at the White House in 1952. Over the course of three decades, he would witness the upheavals of the civil rights movement from a unique perspective.

Medical Marijuana In The District

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

State Dept. Protocol Ambassador Capricia Marshall

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The State Department's chief of protocol reflects on traveling the world with the president and acting as Washington's official greeter for foreign leaders and diplomats.

Reviving Middle East Peace Talks

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Kojo explores the art of international negotiation and finds out what could set the newly launched Middle East peace talks apart from past failed attempts.

Political Tremors In The Old Dominion

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Federal investigations are making life difficult for Virginia's governor and both the major candidates vying to succeed him. We get an update on political news from the commonwealth.

"Our Nixon:" A New Documentary

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Most people know Richard Nixon secretly taped Oval Office conversations during his presidency. But few are aware that three of Nixon's top aides obsessively used home movie cameras to document their time at the White House; capturing...

Public Defenders And The Sequester

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with the federal public defender for the District of Columbia about how budget challenges are affecting legal representation for the poor.

A Conversation With Kaya Henderson

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We speak with the District's Schools Chancellor about plans for the public school system.

"Rose Kennedy" With Barbara Perry

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

As the daughter, wife and mother of politicians in a family that has achieved iconic status, Rose Kennedy occupies a unique place in American history. A new biography sheds light on the often paradoxical nature of the woman who raised a political dynasty.

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