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The Politics Hour

Virginia's governor moves to restore the voting rights of non-violent felons. Maryland's lieutenant governor angles to form the first power ticket in next year's gubernatorial race. And a longtime member of the D.C. Council prepares to officially launch a mayoral bid. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Inside The Studio

There have been some talks about Maryland House Del. Heather Mizeur (D-20th District) running for governor. In this clip, she addresses a caller’s question regarding her qualifications.

Larry Nordvig, executive director of the Richmond Tea Party, talks about which Tea Party candidates would have qualified for the Republican ballot. He also discusses the philosophies of his party and what they stand for. In the second half of the clip, Nordvig talks about his thoughts on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation bill, which he says he does not support.

Politics Hour News Quiz

Test your knowledge of D.C., Virginia and Maryland headlines and happenings.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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