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 – February 12, 2016||D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.||2/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – February 5, 2016||Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a run for his old Ward 7 Council seat. The Supreme Court won't challenge Virginia’s newly drawn Congressional districts. And Maryland’s former governor Martin O'Malley drops out of the presidential race.||2/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – January 29, 2016||The region digs out after "Snowzilla." Metro gets a new board chair. Virginia considers an amendment to open the door to more charter schools.||1/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – January 22, 2016||Snow panic sets in across the region. DC's voting machines arent passing muster. And a Republican state senator bucks his party over a state supreme court judge in Virginia.||1/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – January 15, 2016||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.||1/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – January 8, 2016||Tensions boil over between some on the D.C. Council and the Mayor. Virginia's governor visits Cuba on a trade mission.||1/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – December 18, 2015||U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.||12/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – December 11, 2015||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Metro's new general manager, Paul Wiedefeld.||12/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – December 4, 2015||D.C.’s Public Service Commission revisits a possible Exelon-Pepco merger. Local election officials in Prince William County debate the possibility of election fraud. And the trial of officers in the Freddie Gray case begins in Baltimore.||12/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Politics Hour – November 20, 2015||Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood.||11/20/2015||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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