RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker

Kojo talks with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker about school reform and economic development.


Obama Forms Presidential Commission To Study Voting Problems

President Obama commented on the long lines for some voters during his re-election acceptance speech last November. And at his State of the Union address, he promised to seek solutions. The new commission will make recommendations to states, but it will not have the power to enforce any changes.

Thieves Target Political Ad Consultants On New FCC Site

The online government database was supposed to bring some transparency to the multimillion-dollar market in political TV ads, letting the public more easily see how much politicians and advocacy groups spend in major markets. But it also has inadvertently opened up some of those involved to fraud.

Former NJ Governor On His 'Fall To Grace'

In 2004, Jim McGreevey was the governor of New Jersey and a rising political star. That was until he admitted his homosexuality, and an improper relationship with a male staff member. What happened next is the subject of the new HBO documentary, Fall To Grace. Host Michel Martin speaks with McGreevy and filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi.

Bishop: 'I See Marriage As A Sacred Institution'

Hundreds rallied outside the Supreme Court this week as the justices heard arguments in two gay marriage cases. Host Michel Martin speaks to Bishop Harry Jackson, who opposes same-sex marriage and spoke at the Marriage March, a rally held in Washington, D.C.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Mayor Gray Unveils $10.1B Budget

A new $10.1 billion budget for the District includes new spending on housing, police and fire department vehicles, and libraries.


4 Senators Get First-Hand Look At Border Security

Some of the senators working on overhauling immigration left the halls of Congress to go to the border crossing between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico. Reporters weren't invited, though the senators did speak to the press afterwards. David Greene talks to Politico reporter Anna Palmer about the border visit.