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The Politics Hour - March 4, 2016

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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No Secret Police: Effort To Keep Virginia Officer Names Secret Fails In House

A much-publicized effort to shield the names of police officers from the public has been voted down unanimously in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Metro Police To Deploy More Officers After Spate Of High-Profile Crimes

Metro is hiring private security guards to pick up certain tasks — like guarding transfers of money — so that an additional 17 transit cops can be freed up to patrol railcars, platforms, and buses.

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Youth Program Points To Ways D.C. Can Be 'Far More Creative' Against Crime

While D.C lawmakers consider anti-crime proposals that would treat street violence like a public-health problem, there's at least one such program already in effect — and it has the blessing of D.C.'s top prosecutor.

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Renewed Push To Close The Guantanamo Military Prison

The Obama administration presents a plan to Congress for closing the Guantanamo detention center: The timeline, where the existing detainees would be transferred and the challenges of getting support for the proposal.

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Should Virginia Police Names Be Secret? General Assembly Is Poised To Say Yes

The legislation would allow police agencies to keep the names of their officers secret, a change that alarms open-government advocates who say police departments already lack transparency.

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Broken Trains, Failing Finances: Report Exposes Deep Problems At Metro

A report prepared for WMATA by the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company says the problems swamping the D.C. region’s transit system are deeper than the public has been led to believe but not insurmountable.

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Treating Street Violence As A Contagion, Baltimore Looks For More Than One Cure

When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem — one that affects the whole community?

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Apple VS. The FBI: How Our Culture Is Increasingly Prioritizing Privacy

Kojo discusses how a culture that prioritizes privacy has grown –with someone who stood up to the government himself over a decade ago.

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Inside A California Anti-Crime Experiment That Resonates With Politicians In D.C.

In communities where violent crime is the norm, Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety takes a totally different approach from police. The city's experiments have caught the attention of D.C.'s goverment, which is troubled by a big increase in homicides.

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