We assess the politics of the police beat with Chief Cathy Lanier. She joins us to discuss the public image of police officers and share her crime-fighting strategies. Plus, we’ll look at the grassroots effort to put the mayor’s education plan to a public vote. 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"
  • Elissa Silverman Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Cathy Lanier Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Matthew Watson Attorney representing the education referendum coalition
  • Donna Wells Trustee, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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