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.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces a major transportation plan to add lanes –and tolls– to our region’s roads. And a debate between the top gubernatorial candidates in Virginia remains civil, but the gloves come off in new TV ads. Plus, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins us in studio. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
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Local Washington was the setting for many of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates' formative experiences. Kojo sat with him in one of Washington's most historic black churches to discuss how those experiences, and the election of President Barack Obama, led to his new book "We Were Eight Years In Power."