As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
Meet D.C.’s go-to guy for questions about everything from vacant properties to rat infestations. Plus, we talk with the man who overhauled Chicago’s public schools and get his take on D.C.’s education debate. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia.
- Jonetta Rose Barras WAMU resident political analyst and columnist for "The Examiner"
- Paul Vallas CEO, Philadelphia Public Schools; Former CEO, Chicago Public Schools
- Victor Reinoso D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education
- Merrit Drucker Director, D.C. Office of Community Relations and Services
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