Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Light-rail supporters in Maryland raise a glass to the future of the Purple Line project. The District picks up the tab — temporarily — when the mayor’s old college fraternity comes to town. And tough times for Virginia’s budget cancel happy hour at the Commonwealth’s agencies. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Bill Myers Reporter, "The Examiner" newspaper
- Shannon Hader Director, HIV/AIDS Administration, District of Columbia Department of Health
- Walter Smith Executive Director, D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
- Benjamin Cardin U.S. Senator, D-Maryland
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