D.C.’s electoral system falls into a state of flux weeks before the election. Slots find a place on a ballot in Anne Arundel County. And Virginia takes a fresh look at privatizing liquor stores. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

  • Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
  • Kavitha Cardoza Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News
  • Nathan Saunders General Vice President, Washington Teachers' Union
  • Henry Turner Democratic Candidate, Executive, Prince George's County (Md.)

Politics Hour Extra

WAMU 88.5 reporter Kavitha Cardoza discusses the DCPS’s decision to fire 240 teachers for poor performance and explains the evaluation system the school district uses:

WTU general vice president Nathan Saunders, responding to a caller, says that he thinks there is “obviously” a “racial aspect” to the DCPS’s planned dismissal of 240 teachers, announced earlier this week:

Democratic candidate for Prince George’s County Executive Henry Turner discusses why the county government needs a culture shift and some housecleaning. He also addresses possible cuts to the education budget:

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