From gang violence to gas station thefts, we look at the City Council’s efforts to take a bite out of crime. Plus, we hear about one neighborhood’s fight to keep its housing affordable, and discuss the renewed debate over the District’s school voucher program. 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"
  • Terry Lynch Executive Director of the Downtown Cluster of Congregations
  • Gregory Cork President and CEO, Washington Scholarship Fund
  • Gregory Lattimer Attorney, Law Offices of Gregory L. Lattimer, PLLC
  • Pat Penney Community activist

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