The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014

Maryland's gubernatorial candidates lock horns in a televised debate. Primary candidates in Virginia slug it out for hotly contested congressional seats. And a D.C. lawmaker wants more "Scandal" in the nation's capital. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Watch A Featured Clip

Since Maryland decided to rebuild its failed online health insurance marketplace, some officials have called for the state to adopt the federal government's system instead.

But Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur (D-20th), one of three Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, says she remains optimistic about the state's options moving forward in light of the issues that have become a focus of debates leading up to the June 24 Democratic primary.

"I have remained open minded," Mizeur said Friday on Kojo Nnamdi's weekly Politics Hour, "but it's probably more likely ... that the Connecticut model is a good option for us."

Watch the full discussion:

Watch Full Video

Watch the full video of our May 9 Politics Hour.

NPR

The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
NPR

Author And His Daughter Cook Around The Word And You Can Too

Kelly McEvers talks to food writer Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia about their cookbook International Night, based on their tradition of cooking a meal every week from a different country.
NPR

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.
NPR

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

Leave a Comment

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