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Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.

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Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.

    The Politics Hour: August 12, 2022

    The Politics Hour: August 12, 2022

    Incumbent Marc Elrich (D) appears to have won the Democratic primary for Montgomery County Executive. But the Montgomery County Board discovered more than 100 uncounted ballots, which could change the results. Elrich joins our show to talk about his apparent victory, and how he envisions working with the county council for his second term. Plus: D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D) talks about Texas and Arizona leaders sending migrants to D.C., and a recent win against a ghost gun manufacturer.

    • 49 min
    The Politics Hour: August 5, 2022

    The Politics Hour: August 5, 2022

    Maryland Matters' Bruce DePuyt explains the rifts in Maryland's Republican party. In Montgomery County, Natali Fani-González is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for the newly created District 6 seat on the council. She joins us to talk about what a majority-female council could mean for the county. And D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about gun violence, the breakup of a government agency, and monkeypox.

    • 49 min
    The Politics Hour: July 29, 2022

    The Politics Hour: July 29, 2022

    • 49 min
    The Politics Hour: July 22, 2022

    The Politics Hour: July 22, 2022

    Maryland Matters's Bruce DePuyt joins Kojo and Tom to about the Maryland primary results across the state, as well as in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Democratic nominee for state comptroller Brooke Lierman talks about her win. Plus: Virginia State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) talks about the future of marriage equality in Virginia.

    • 50 min
    The Politics Hour: July 15, 2022

    The Politics Hour: July 15, 2022

    We're days away from Maryland's July 19 primary. The Baltimore Banner's Pamela Wood and Bethesda Magazine's Louis Peck get us up to speed on the primary races statewide and in Montgomery County. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) talks about the future of Beach Drive in Rock Creek park, and a contentious change in D.C. driving law.

    • 49 min
    The Politics Hour: July 8, 2022

    The Politics Hour: July 8, 2022

    Maryland's primaries are July 19, and early voting is already underway. Maryland Matter's Bruce DePuyt gives us the latest on the primary races for governor and the 4th Congressional District. Plus: Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson (D) says there's no quick fix for the city's police staffing shortage.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Margo from Fayetteville NC ,

Best of WAMU

Even though I have moved from Fairfax, VA to Fayetteville, NC, I tune into WAMU every weekday at noon for the Kojo NNamdi show. I noticed that the Politics Hour with Tom Sherwood has been taken off the network and there is no Apple Podcast available. What's going on???

dc nowhere ,

Can Tom Sherwood let the guest finish a sentence??

Can Tom Sherwood let the guest finish a talking??

Dan Bloom, your boy ,

Love this show

Kojo and Tom bring listeners the foremost political issues and public officials shaping the Washington DC region. The hosts are extremely well versed in regional issues and they grill their guests with tough but respectful questions. This show is essential listening for DC area citizens.

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