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 – 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||DC's elected officials weigh in on the Pepco-Exelon merger. The field for a Congressional race in Maryland gets more crowded. And Virginians head to the polls for primaries on Tuesday.||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – May 15, 2015||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Maryland Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) and Laura Zeilinger, the director of the D.C. Department of Human Services.||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||Kojo and Tom Sherwood explore the results of D.C.'s recent special elections - and take stock of more political contests looming in Maryland and Virginia.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – April 24, 2015||D.C. Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt and Glenn Ivey, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat in Maryland's fourth district, join the Politics Hour team in the studio.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – April 17, 2015||D.C. Council Member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Maryland Sen. Jamin Raskin (D-Montgomery County) join the Politics Hour team in the studio.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – April 10, 2015||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Prince William County Board of County Supervisors Member Martin Nohe (R), the chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – April 3, 2015||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour||Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Council Member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large)||3/27/2015||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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