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 – November 20, 2015||Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood.||11/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – November 13, 2015||D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – November 6, 2015||Democrats fail to turn the Virginia Senate blue. Incumbents win big in Maryland. And the D.C. Council votes to close the city's largest homeless shelter, D.C. General.||11/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – October 30, 2015||D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Kevin Donahue and Prince George's County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks join the Politics Hour team in the studio.||10/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – October 23, 2015||D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) joins us in the studio.||10/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – October 16, 2015||U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.||10/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – October 9, 2015||Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.||10/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – October 2, 2015||Federal officials inject themselves in the debate over Metro safety. Maryland state lawmakers spar over early voting sites in Montgomery County. And Pope Francis' representatives in D.C. make a last-minute plea for a death row inmate in Virginia.||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – September 25, 2015||Virginia's Board of Health rolls back abortion clinic regulations. A D.C. Council member proposes a residency requirement for police, firefighters and teachers. And Maryland's Governor gets a blessing from the Pope.||9/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Politics Hour – September 18, 2015||D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins us for a special Politics Hour with a live audience in WAMU 88.5's Black Box theater.||9/18/2015||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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