The Politics Hour | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

A D.C. Council member rolls out a legislative package aimed at improving the city's schools. Virginia Democrats hit the home stretch of their primary races. And the Supreme Court lets stand a controversial DNA collection law in Maryland. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Inside The Studio

Jack Evans, D.C. Council member and mayoral hopeful, said the District's campaign finance laws have been amended repeatedly to a point where they work as intended. "The laws that we have in place right now are the laws that we should have," he said. Kojo asked Evans why someone who owns 15 properties or 15 LLCs should be allowed to donate up to the $2,000 contribution cap 15 different times. "Because the law allows you to do that right now and that's why we have the law in place to enable that to happen," he replied.

Play The Politics Hour News Quiz

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

NPR

Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.
NPR

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.
NPR

Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

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