Free speech versus quality of life: a look at the emerging debate over when and where people can demonstrate. Plus, we assess the future of the University of the District of Columbia after months of turbulence and the departure of its president. 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"
  • Mary Cheh D.C. City Council Member (D-Ward 3); Chairman of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs
  • Stan Jackson Acting President, University of the District of Columbia
  • Mary Lord Candidate for District 1 Representative (Wards 1 and 2), D.C. Board of Education

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