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I Hate Politics Podcast

Oct 28, 2022

In this episode, Sunil Dasgupta talks with local school board candidates in the upcoming elections, incumbent Karla Silvestre (3:10) about MCPS’ teacher and staff recruitment efforts and with former elementary school teacher Valerie Coll (24:26) about the role of the board in active governance of the school system....


Oct 21, 2022

Despite higher revenue projections, Montgomery County government has curtailed borrowing limits to manage its debt-service burden. With a new capital budget coming soon, Sunil Dasgupta talks with county PTA leader Laura Stewart about spending affordability guidelines, swapping out county support for state funding, and...


Oct 14, 2022

With general elections coming up Nov 8, Sunil Dasgupta interviews three statewide candidates: for the Maryland Attorney General’s race, Republican Michael Peroutka (02:30) talks about the state’s constitutional crises and Democrat Anthony Brown (24:08) talks about equity in the criminal justice system including the...


Oct 7, 2022

Thirty-five people have died on roads in Montgomery County, MD, in 2022; not one related to escooters, but that is the bill the  County Council passed recently. An omnibus road safety bill, which is desperately needed, isn't even an idea despite unanimity on the council that road deaths are the bigger problem. Sunil...