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

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood talk with D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.

The Fight for Ward 6 - A Candidate Forum

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood sit down for a conversation with the candidates fighting for the right to represent Ward 6 on the D.C. Council.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with the candidates gunning for the right to represent Ward 1 on the D.C. Council.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and congressional candidate Patrick Murray, R-Va.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and The Politics Hour gang chat with U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Cathy Hudgins, a supervisor in Fairfax County and a vice chair at Metro's board of directors.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood take on the week in local politics.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood sit down with D.C. Councilman Michael Brown and Samuel Dean, a candidate gunning for the top job in Prince George's County.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 9, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood take on the week in local politics.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 2, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich and D.C. congressional hopeful Doug Sloan join the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia congressional candidate Keith Fimian and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot join us in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood sit down with Gerron Levi, a Democratic candidate for Prince George's County Executive, and Joseph Walsh, the director of D.C.'s Department of Employment Services.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and crew talk with D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 4, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and the gang talk with Metro board chairman Peter Benjamin and Congressman Gerry Connolly.

The Politics Hour

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and the Politics Hour gang talk with Prince George's County Sheriff Michael Jackson, and Vincent Orange, a candidate for chairman of the D.C. Council.

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.