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The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi
50 minutes | Aug 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.
50 minutes | Aug 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.
50 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
The Politics Hour: July 29, 2022
50 minutes | Jul 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.
49 minutes | Jul 14, 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.
50 minutes | Jul 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 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
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.
48 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
The Politics Hour: June 17, 2022
The primaries are coming, the primaries are coming! And Virginia has a budget — well, almost.
49 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
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.
50 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
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.
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