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It’s been a busy week in local politics. The Montgomery County Council broke tradition and publicly reshuffled their leadership ranks. The D.C. Council voted to legalize gay marriage. And politicians in Virginia scrambled to fill seats left open by last month’s statewide elections. Join Kojo for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the Washington region.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Vincent Schiraldi Director, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
- Glenn Ivey State Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland
- Nancy Floreen Member and incoming-President, Montgomery County Council (D-At Large)
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Vincent Schiraldi, Director of the D.C. Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services, announced this week that he was leaving D.C. to take over as head of the New York City probation department. He looks back over his 5-year term in D.C. and discusses his feelings about how the Washington Post’s coverage of his work may have sent a message to other government employees to “lie low” and not push as aggressively for reform.
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