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.
As the campaign for voting rights heads to the streets, we talk with Mayor Adrian Fenty about Monday’s march and discuss prospects for success in Congress. Plus, we’ll look at why the D.C. jail is facing tough questions about inmate suicides. 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"
- Harry Jaffe National Editor, "Washingtonian" magazine
- Adrian Fenty Mayor, District of Columbia
- Brendan Smith News Editor, Legal Times
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