The Politics Hour

Every Friday at noon, host Kojo Nnamdi and resident analyst Tom Sherwood connect you to your community through the lens of local and regional government and politics -- interviewing news-makers and delving beyond the headlines to help listeners understand how government actions affect their lives. More...

Recent Shows

The Politics Hour - Oct. 24, 2014

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 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.

The Politics Hour - Oct. 17, 2014

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

The Politics Hour - Oct. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Daniel Bongino, a Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, and Khalid Pitts, an independent seeking an at-large seat on the D.C Council.

The Politics Hour - Oct. 3, 2014

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 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.

The Politics Hour - Sept. 26, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

The Politics Hour - Sept. 19, 2014

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The Politics Hour - September 12, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Lorie Masters, a Democratic candidate for attorney general of the District of Columbia.

The Politics Hour - September 5, 2014

Independent D.C. Council candidate Robert White joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Rushern Baker, the executive of Prince George's County, Maryland.

The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Angela Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland.

The Politics Hour - August 15, 2014

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Elissa Silverman, an Independent candidate seeking an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. DC residents will decide in November whether to take the next step--legalizing marijuana. The trail of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wraps up. And taxi app...

The Politics Hour - August 1, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

The Politics Hour - July 25, 2014

Watch live video of Kojo and Tom Sherwood as they chat with D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania (I).

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.

About

Following the axiom that "all politics is local," The Politics Hour allows listeners to hear from -- and speak with -- our region's elected officials, community activists, and business leaders. We connect the dots between events happening in Washington, D.C., and the statehouses in Annapolis and Richmond (along with the suburbs in between), revealing the links between seemingly unrelated political debates. It's a serious mandate for a show that doesn't take itself too seriously: The Politics Hour operates on the principle that politics can be fun.

Energized by listener calls and email during, before, or after the show, The Politics Hour encourages you to share your thoughts on the news of the week. Many great show topics and ideas come from the audience, and listener suggestions keep us on our toes and help to improve the quality of the discussion.

The Politics Hour builds on our long-running show, The D.C. Politics Hour. That program focused exclusively on the politics and personalities of the District of Columbia. In January 2008, we expanded our focus to include Maryland and Virginia coverage as well.
Whether you tune in for the local news-maker interviews or just to hear what Kojo and Tom will say next, we hope you'll join us for The Politics Hour, at noon every Friday, with an encore airing at 8 p.m., Friday evenings. To ensure you never miss it, consider subscribing to our podcast.

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