WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Politics Hour - July 18, 2014

D.C. rolls out relaxed penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Maryland's governor scraps with the White House over what to do about the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America coming into the United States. And lawyers in Virginia prepare for a corruption trial involving the commonwealth's former governor and his wife. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Featured Clip: What's The Future Of Pub Crawls In Arlington?

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said Friday pub crawls have a future in Arlington, but how they're run could change.

He said the board would look into the cost of the additional public safety required for events like pub crawls and consider passing that burden onto the organizers and the bars, instead of the department itself.

Watch the full discussion below.

Watch Live Video

Starting at noon July 18, watch live video as Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor of the District of Columbia.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.

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