WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

A D.C. tax office employee is accused of ripping off hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city. Voter fraud becomes a central issue in races across Virginia. And an online glitch complicates Maryland's voter registration system. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood talked with a group of candidates competing for at-large seats on the D.C. Council. The guests included independent candidate A.J. Cooper, Democratic candidate and current D.C. Council member Vincent Orange, independent candidate Leon Swain and Statehood Green candidate Ann Wilcox. The debate covered a wide range of issues facing District residents, such as Council ethics, taxis and affordable housing.

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WAMU 88.5

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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