With Inauguration behind us and lawmakers gearing up for the next round of high-stakes political battles, this week we're all about Taking Chances. We'll dive into the debate over gun control, and consider the different ways that debate will play out in Maryland and Virginia. We'll learn why people in one coastal community are turning to a risky and highly addictive drug. And we'll hear about a scientific gamble as researchers try to help people with spinal-cord injuries.
[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Washington Post March" by Sousa from A Masterpiece Collection / "Just One More Chance" by Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola from Don't Blame Me]
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.