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.
South Africans are gearing up for a presidential election on April 22. The results of the race are likely to ripple across the continent, both politically and economically. We speak with one of South Africa’s leading journalists about what’s at stake, and the fascinating personal histories and rivalries that underpin the country’s contemporary politics.
- Mark Gevisser Author, "A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream" (Palgrave Macmillan); Southern Africa correspondent, The Nation
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