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: Jim Asendio
Ethiopia is a critical American ally and partner in the horn of Africa. But in the run-up to national elections this weekend, many human rights groups and members of the Ethiopian-American diaspora voiced concerns about a disturbing pattern of repression there. We examine the global and local implications of the vote, and the evolution of President Obama’s policies in Africa as whole.
- Terrence Lyons Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; Senior Advisor, Carter Center Ethiopia Election Observation project
- Jennifer Cooke Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Tamerat Negara Former Editor, Addis Neger newspaper(Ethiopia)
- Teddy Fikre Organizer, Ethiopian-Americans for Change; Founder, BrownCondor.com
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