Monday, Jan 05 12 p.m. (ET)

Suburban Infrastructure Crisis

The image stunned suburban commuters and television viewers across the country: a wall of water advancing down Bethesda's busy River Road. That image was the result of a massive water main break -- the sort of break that officials have...

Monday, Jan 05 12:25 p.m. (ET)

Maryland’s New DNA Rules

A new law went into effect this week -- allowing police to take DNA swabs of people accused of -- but not yet convicted of violent crimes and weapons charges. We look at the controversy over the new law, and how it might affect both...

Monday, Jan 05 1 p.m. (ET)

Obama’s Choice for DNC Chair

Governor Tim Kaine was one of the earliest supporters of Barack Obama's presidential bid. Now, Obama is reportedly rewarding him with a high-profile job -- head of the Democratic National Committee. We explore what the role entails and...

Monday, Jan 05 1:15 p.m. (ET)

The Natural Selection of Cultural Norms?

Genetic science can explain the color of a child's eyes or hair but what about the cultural ideas that the child is likely to adopt? An emerging field of study called memetics focuses on just that: the natural selection of cultural norms...

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The Politics Hour — March 16, 2018

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