July 28, 2016

We’re Taking The Politics Hour To Petworth – And You Can Join Us!

By Michael Martinez

It’s a hyper-political year, and we’re right in the thick of the summer election season.

The big national conventions brought hordes of news media to Cleveland and Philadelphia these past two weeks, but we’ve decided to take a different approach.

We’re coming to you, D.C., and we’re keeping it up close and personal.

The Kojo team will take The Politics Hour outside of our Connecticut Avenue studio to the middle of Petworth, setting up shop inside Slim’s Diner this Friday. Kojo and political analyst Tom Sherwood are commandeering a booth by the window, and they’re geared up to talk local politics from a place at the center of so many of the changes sweeping through the region. D.C. councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman will discuss local news. And Virginia’s Corey Stewart will discuss the Democratic National Convention from the perspective of the local Trump campaign. Think of it as a “pop-up” version of the Kojo Nnamdi Show –live from the corner of Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street.

dinerThe best part? Slim’s Diner will be open for its regular lunch business, which means you can watch the show from the booth next to Kojo and Tom while you wolf down a half smoke or a plate of buttermilk pancakes. We’ll give you a chance to submit questions for the broadcast too.

If you want to join, just be sure to get there early tomorrow. We’ll be live at 12 p.m. There’s no admission fee, but once Slim’s tables are at capacity, that’s it! So come find us at 4201 Georgia Ave. NW.

If you can’t make it out this time, don’t fret. Tune in at WAMU 88.5 FM, online –or watch the event via Facebook Live.

As Adrian Fenty might have said, we want to bring the show as close to you as humanly possible, and we’re going to be getting around town a lot more often. So keep your ears to the ground – and to your radios and smart phones. We could be coming to your neighborhood next!


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