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, Apr 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with Kimberly Perry, the new executive director of D.C. Vote, and Maryland Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery County).

The Politics Hour

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Prince George's County School Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs join Kojo in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova (D) and D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, who's now a Democratic candidate for mayor.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 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

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Angela Alsobrooks, Maryland state's attorney for Prince George's County, and D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown joins Kojo and Tom in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia Del. David Albo (R-Fairfax) and U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) take on the week in local politics with Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

The Politics Hour

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) joins Kojo and Tom in the studio for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 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

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat running for governor in Virginia, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D).

The Politics Hour

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) join the Politics Hour gang in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams stops by to chat about the future of the District.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 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

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with David Catania, chair of the D.C. Council's new education committee, and Corey Stewart, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia.

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.