We assess the whirlwind week in education and talk with the city’s new schools chief. Plus, we look at why the once-heated debate over D.C. healthcare has fizzled out, and get a view from inside the city’s embattled jail. 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"
  • Michelle Rhee Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Sharon Baskerville Executive Director, D.C. Primary Care Association
  • Devon Brown Director, D.C. Department of Corrections

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