Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Guest Host: Jennice Fuentes
The D.C. region’s economy appears to be strong, despite the gloomy national forecast. But many D.C. families are trapped in low-paying jobs and have limited access to educational opportunities. We look at new research on the District’s “working poor”, and explore why some advocates say adult education is the key to breaking that cycle.
- Walter Smith Executive Director, D.C. Appleseed
- Jeff Carter Executive Director, D.C. Learns
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