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.

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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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