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The Politics Hour

A member of the D.C. Council dives into next year's race for mayor. Maryland lawmakers make a splash with a plan to make undocumented immigrants eligible for driving permits. And a new poll suggests both of Virginia's major gubernatorial candidates still face a high degree of difficulty in their race this fall. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) recently announced her candidacy for mayor of Washington, D.C. She discussed how, if elected, her policies and goals would differ from Mayor Vincent Gray's. Bowser said she would model D.C. public schools after charter schools because of their "out-of-the-box" thinking. She also stressed the need to know specifics when changing school boundaries. "It's not good enough to only invest in one side of the city. It's not good enough only to have a plan to close schools without having a plan to reinvigorate programs at the other schools," Bowser said.


The Forgotten Actor Who Battled Hollywood's Whiteness In The 1950s

Remember P. Jay Sidney? Probably not, but Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker unearthed the story of this actor and advocate's push to diversify the TV world 50 years ago.

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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