: News

Democrat Volunteers In Virginia Urge Party Towards Obama

Play associated audio

Some Democrats in Northern Virginia say closer ties to the White House would have made the difference for their party on election day.

Most of the party volunteers gathered at the Fairfax Democrats election night dinner seemed more philosophical than disappointed about their losses.

June Chason says Virginia Democrats and their gubernatorial candidate -- Creigh Deeds -- should have asked the White House for more help.

"I felt that Deeds could have gone to Obama sooner than he did," Chason says.

For Jim McBride it wasnt about asking for help.

He says Virginia Democrats needed to fully adopt the Presidents agenda and political tactics.

"I think we need to be embracing the President's agenda, and his outreach methods to young people, African-Americans, and other groups of people," McBride says.

Despite misgivings about this election McBride and many other volunteers say they still feel Virginia is fertile ground for the Democratic Party.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

NPR

'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
NPR

Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
NPR

Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
WAMU 88.5

Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.