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 – August 21, 2015||D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson joins us in studio. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.||8/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – August 14, 2015||Metro takes the blame for last week's train derailment. Virginia embarks on redistricting. And a "lunch money" bribery scandal shakes the District's permitting and regulatory office.||8/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – August 7, 2015||Metro's a mess after a train derailment snarls the morning commute. Virginia Republicans challenge the governor over a state Supreme Court appointment. And two Maryland nonprofits stand accused of defrauding the government.||8/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – July 31, 2015||Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – July 24, 2015||D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – July 17, 2015||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.||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – July 10, 2015||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – June 26, 2015||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Gregory Dean, the District's new fire and emergency services chief.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – June 12, 2015||Kojo and Tom chat with Allison Silberberg, the Democratic candidate who defeated an incumbent in Alexandria's mayoral primary this week.||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – May 29, 2015||D.C. scores wins in court on budget autonomy. A former GOP protege is giving Virginia's House Speaker a run for his money from a former protege. And Prince George's County Executive scales back a major tax hike.||5/29/2015||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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