The Politics Hour - Aug 30, 2013 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour - Aug 30, 2013

A new effort is launched to bring the Olympics to the Washington region. Internal squabbles roil the Maryland Republican Party. And Virginia's gubernatorial candidates head into Labor Day and the final phases of their big-ticket race for this fall. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Featured Clip

D.C. Council Member Jack Evans, who's running for mayor of the district, said he supports a Washington group's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. But he said the city government will not fund the bid or provide financial assistance to build Olympic infrastructure if the bid is successful. "I would wish well and encourage the private sector to pursue this activity," he said.

Politics Hour Quiz

NPR

What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.
NPR

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
NPR

Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
NPR

The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Leave a Comment

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