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.
||CleanThe Politics Hour – January 13, 2017||Another shoe drops in the Prince George's liquor board corruption scandal. A Utah Congressman threatens to undo D.C.'s "Death with Dignity" legislation. And General Assembly sessions get underway in Annapolis and Richmond.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – January 6, 2017||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Vincent Gray, a former D.C. mayor who's back in the Wilson Building as Ward 7's new member on the D.C. Council.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – December 23, 2016||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – Friday, December 16, 2016||D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins us to discuss homelessness, her pick for schools chancellor, paid leave in the District and Metro's late night service announcement.||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – December 9, 2016||A massive casino opens in National Harbor. Fairfax creates a civilian review board of police abuse. And D.C.'s mayor meets with President-elect Trump to push the District's case for statehood.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – December 2, 2016||Virginia’s governor gets into a regional spat over Metro and the Silver Line. The D.C. Council advances one of the nation’s most generous paid leave policies. And a longtime Maryland state senator decides he won't retire amid a fight for his seat.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – November 18, 2016||Kojo chats with Chris Van Hollen, the Democrat elected to replace Barbara Mikulski in the U.S. Senate, and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – November 11, 2016||Hopes for D.C. statehood fade in the wake of a Republican lock on Congress and the White House. A term limits referendum passes in Montgomery County. And the region ponders what a Trump presidency means for the thousands of federal employees and agencies.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – November 4, 2016||The D.C. Council advances the controversial "Death with Dignity" Act. Another medical marijuana firm cut out of the new licenses sues Maryland regulators. And a hacked electronic road sign flashes rude anti-Hillary messages in Virginia.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – October 28, 2016||Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.||10/28/2016||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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