WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour - March 14, 2014

Federal prosecutors push a massive corruption case in the District that implicates the mayor in campaign crimes. Virginia's legislature officially heads into overtime. And a federal inspector is enlisted to review Maryland's troubled online health exchange. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

David Catania On Launching His Mayoral Race

D.C. Council member David Catania threw his hat into the mayoral race this week. The announcement came two days after federal prosecutors said D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray knew that his 2010 campaign received illegal donations. Kojo asked Catania how he responded to critics who say Catania is an opportunist because of the timing of his election bid. "I'd like to believe I had some degree of clairvoyance...this was simply a coincidence," Catania said.

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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

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Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.
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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

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