The Kojo Nnamdi Show: The Politics Hour
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Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
||The Politics Hour – Friday, February 27, 2015||D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Arlington County Board Member Walter Tejada (D) join the Politics Hour crew in the studio.||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D).||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour, #CapitolKojo Edition||Kojo and Tom Sherwood wrap up a week of broadcasts from Capitol Hill by chatting with U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.||1/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Council Member David Grosso (I-At Large), the body's new education committee chair.||1/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||The Politics Hour crew kicks off 2015 by chatting with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and D.C. Council Member Brianne Nadeau.||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – December 26, 2014||The Politics Hour crew, along with D.C. Attorney General Elect Karl Racine, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Virginia Del. Dave Albo (R-Fairfax) looks at what's in store in the political year 2015.||12/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – December 19, 2014||D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) joins Kojo, Tom Sherwood and Mike DeBonis in the studio.||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||Kojo and Tom Sherwood examine congressional interference on marijuana legalization in D.C. — and chat with Prince George's County Council Chairman Mel Franklin.||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Fun Analysis of DC's Favorite Blood Sport
Kojo Nnamdi, the Guyana-born host of WAMU's (Washington DC NPR station) "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," presents an intelligent and fun hour discussing the District's favorite sport -- politics. Yes, the show gives the expected analysis of goings-on at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and the Capitol, but the primary focus of "The D.C. Politics Hour" is the CITY of DC -- not the seat of the Federal Government. With resident analyst Jonetta Rose Barras -- and guests including former Gore 2000 campaign manager Dorothy Brizille -- Kojo puts local and national politicians on the hot seat, with penetrating and smart questions. Kojo, named "Washingtonian of the Year" for 2005, is an articulate and funny host, and the show provides thoughtful analysis and debate concerning the District and its residents -- providing a voice for citizens not represented in the Federal Government. (trivia: The idea for changing the slogan on DC license plates to "Taxation Without Representation" -- commentary on the fact that DC's residents pay federal taxes, but have no Representatives or Senators in Congress -- was first proposed on the "DC Politics Hour.")
Hate Kojo - but love the show
Something about Kojo's demeanor tends to rub me the wrong way; but for a really nice, insightful discussion of local politics with lots of the major players in DC, VA, and MD, I don't know that you can get much better than this. Good information, good analysis, good debate - an excellent way to stay informed about what's going on in the area.
I like the show, but a little bit to much of a liberal bias, and not very balanced.
PS: you can take Jonettas name off the podcast cover. She has been gone for about 3 years
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