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, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Senator-Elect Barbara Favola (D) and Andrea Harrison, chair of the Prince George's County Council.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Dec 9, 2011 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, Nov 18, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and D.C. Council Member Jim Graham, D-Ward 1.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 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, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Brian Moran and Pepco's Thomas Graham.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, (R-Va.), and Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin (D).

The Politics Hour

Friday, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo & Tom weigh in on issues big and small and speak to a potential primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.).

the latest political new, successes and missteps moves news out of DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Oct 7, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ron Machen and Prince George's County Council candidate Derrick Leon Davis.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Council Member David Catania (I-At Large)

The Politics Hour

Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; and D.C. Council Member Muriel Bowser, D-Ward 4.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood to Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D).

The Politics Hour

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We chat with D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3).

The Politics Hour

Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

It's getting hot: The GenOn coal-fired power plant in Alexandria will close by 2012, sparking debate about what to do with the prime waterfront property...

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) about his 2012 run for the U.S. Senate.

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.