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.
Guest Host: Matt McCleskey
In 1831, when Ohio was the western frontier and slavery fueled the South, a young Alexis de Tocqueville came to America to research the prison system. His reflections on American democracy have been required reading ever since. We explore a new portrait of the man and his journey through salons and saloons from Boston to New Orleans.
- Leo Damrosch Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University; and author, "Tocqueville's Discovery of America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
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