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The Politics Hour - February 26, 2016

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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The Politics Hour - February 19, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Fire and Emergency Services Chief Gregory Dean.

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Technical Problems Cause Maryland To Ditch Voting Machines For April Primary

April's primary election in Maryland features several high-profile races, but the long list of candidates is creating a problem for the state's new voting machines.
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When One Pick Isn't Enough: County Considers Ranked Choice Voting Proposal

As part of an effort to increase voter turnout, Montgomery County lawmakers are looking at introducing ranked choice voting for rare instances when there is a special election for certain countywide positions.

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For Md. Counties, New Voting Machines And Expectations Of Higher Turnout

Officials in two Maryland counties are starting a public education campaign on the new voting machines to be used for next year's election. The hope is that they'll go to good use, given the presidential race and some hotly contested congressional seats.

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The Politics Hour - July 17, 2015

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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The Politics Hour - June 26, 2015

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Gregory Dean, the District's new fire and emergency services chief.

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Could Public Money Transform The Way Politics Is Played In Montgomery County?

Many elected positions in diverse Montgomery County are held by white, male Democrats. Could public financing open the system to a new kind of candidate?

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Public Financing: Coming To A Montgomery County Election Near You

The next elections in Montgomery County aren't for a few years yet, but already would-be candidates can get insight into how to use the county's new public financing system for elections at a forum tonight.

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Maryland Candidates Continue To Line Up For Cascade Of Openings

An open Senate seat begets two open House seats in the D.C. suburbs, and there is no shortage of Democrats ready to campaign in 2016.