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Metro officials fight off a string of public relations nightmares. Virginia lawmakers book tickets for a special summer session in Richmond. And D.C. residents debate the driving record of the city’s chief executive. Join us for a “planes, trains and automobiles” edition of the Politics Hour — 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
- Chris Zimmerman Member, Arlington County Board; Board Member, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; and former Chair, Transportation Planning Board for the National Capital Region
- Paul West Reporter, The Baltimore Sun
- Eduardo Romero Director of Membership and Communications, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
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