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The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi

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Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.

© 2021 WAMU

Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.

© 2021 WAMU

Monumental Sports owner Ted Leonsis on what's next for Capital One Arena

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May 3, 202440min 7sec

Last month, the D.C. Council voted to spend $515 million to help Monumental Sports renovate Capital One Arena. Now, negotiations are underway with owner Ted Leonsis on an agreement aimed at addressing public safety and development around the arena. Leonsis joins Kojo and Tom to discuss the deal and his vision for the future of the arena and the surrounding neighborhood.

It's gotten tense in the Maryland's 6th congressional district as frontrunners air attack ads against one another. MoCo360 politics reporter Ginny Bixby updates us on the race, why reproductive rights remain a top issue, and gives us a preview of the general election.

The Prince George's County Council approved a resolution on Tuesday expanding the youth curfew countywide. This comes as the council debates permanent legislation that would allow commercial districts, like National Harbor, to request police to put a curfew in place preventing unaccompanied minors from staying out past 5 p.m.  It would also fine parents who allow their kids to violate curfew. The bill's sponsor, Prince George's County Councilmember Edward Burroughs, gets behind the mic to explain the legislation, why it's needed, and what comes next.

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