Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Last October, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors, the result of decades of planning. Since then, nearly three million tourists and locals who have been lucky enough to snag the notoriously hard-to-come-by tickets have visited. Local and national conversations around race and politics have also evolved dramatically since the museum’s opening. As 2017 comes to a close, the museum’s founding director joins Kojo to discuss the museum’s first year and its shifting role in local D.C.
- Lonnie Bunch Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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