We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
Professional basketball star Kevin Durant recently paid tribute to his D.C. area roots, when he and Nike announced the release of sneakers named, “KD8 PG County.” The sneakers sold out quickly at local stores- but some in Prince George’s County, where Durant grew up, are unhappy about their name. They say the abbreviation “P.G.” is pejorative and evokes negative images of the county. Kojo explores the debate over “P.G.” versus “Prince George’s”.
- DJ Heat Local DJ; Former On-Air Personality at 95.5 FM WPGC
- David Harrington President and CEO, Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce; Former Member, Prince George's County Council; Former Mayor, Bladensburg, Maryland
- Arelis Hernández Reporter, The Washington Post
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