They put in long hours for little money, speaking for popular and unpopular causes, and they have the bruises to prove it. We’ll look at the role of citizen activists in city politics. Plus, Council Member Marion Barry joins us to discuss the often-strained relationship between Southeast residents and developers. 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"
  • Marion Barry D.C. Council Member (D-Ward 8); Chairman, Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs; former Mayor of the District of Columbia
  • Vanessa Dixon Founding Member, D.C. Health Care Coalition
  • Ron Moten Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, Peaceoholics
  • Gary Imhoff Vice President, D.C. Watch

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