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: June 24, 2022
We recap this week's D.C. primary, and talk with incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) about her win. Plus, we talk with progressive candidate Zachary Parker, who won the Democratic nomination for the D.C. Council's Ward 5 seat. Plus: A look at the primaries in Virginia with Washington Post reporter Meagan Flynn.
The Politics Hour: June 17, 2022
The primaries are coming, the primaries are coming! And Virginia has a budget — well, almost.
The Politics Hour: June 10, 2022
With less than six weeks until the primary, many Maryland voters are unsure who they'll vote for in the race for governor. Goucher College's Mileah Kromer breaks down the Democratic and Republican primaries for Maryland governor. And Arlington County Board Member Takis Karantonis (D) makes his Politics Hour debut, where he explains why some residents are pushing back on the county's "Missing Middle" housing study.
The Politics Hour: June 3, 2022
We talk with Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) about his reelection bid, and ask what makes him stand out among his challengers. Plus, Virginia lawmakers approved a two-year budget, and Democrats in the Virginia House elected a new leader. University of Mary Washington Professor Stephen Farnsworth joins us to talk about the Virginia politics news.
The Politics Hour: May 27, 2022
Hans Riemer, a Democratic candidate for Montgomery County executive and current councilmember, talks about his vision for the county. And D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh discusses Metro woes and how she made it onto Putin's "enemy list."
The Politics Hour: May 20, 2022
Alexandria City Councilman Canek Aguirre (D) talks about WMATA's woes of the week, including train operators' safety re-certification lapses and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld's early departure. And David Blair, a Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive, joins us to talk about his campaign and how he would address the county's issues, like affordable housing and business growth.
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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???
Can Tom Sherwood let the guest finish a sentence??
Can Tom Sherwood let the guest finish a talking??
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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.