Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
At 29,035 feet Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak. But Annapurna- at 26,545 feet- is far more deadly, claiming the lives of half its would-be climbers. Ed Viesturs climbed them both, and twelve of the world’s other highest peaks. He joins Kojo to discuss his passion for climbing, and his personal motto: “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory”.
- Ed Viesturs Professional mountain climber; Author, “No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks” (Broadway Books)
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