Kojo speaks with "Speak No Evil" novelist and D.C. native Uzodinma Iweala about his second novel and how his local upbringing affects his storytelling.
This special edition of the Politics Hour combined local and national politics live from Slim’s Diner in Petworth, Northwest D.C. Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign chairman Corey Stewart joined us to discuss the Democratic VP pick, Sen. Senator Tim Kaine, and how it will affect GOP strategy in the battleground state. And we spoke with two of the District’s At Large Councilmembers, both Independents, about progressive politics and the Democratic convention. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Corey Stewart Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors (R)
- David Grosso Member, D.C. Council (I-At Large)
- Elissa Silverman Member, D.C. Council (I-At Large)
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