As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County’s schools superintendent steps down. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Martin Austermuhle Reporter, WAMU 88.5
- Mary Cheh Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 3); Chair, Committee on Transportation and the Environment
- Rushern Baker Executive, Prince George's County (Md.) (D)
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