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I Hate Politics Podcast

Nov 25, 2022

Thanksgiving and the holiday season is also the college admission season. As families struggle with college decisions, Sunil Dasgupta talks with UMBC’s Director of Financial Aid Andrea Cipolla to break down the primary instrument colleges use to determine financial aid, the FAFSA, and about the consequences of the...


Nov 18, 2022

Traffic cameras take out discretionary officer involvement and create strong incentives for drivers to follow the rules, but Maryland State Delegate David Moon tells Sunil Dagupta that Montgomery County’s school bus camera program, which generates millions in fines, does not make streets safer and talks about what can...


Nov 11, 2022

As Maryland ends a historic election, choosing Wes Moore as the first black governor of the state and Aruna Miller as the first Indian-American to hold statewide office, Sunil Dasgupta talks with veteran campaign worker Abi Green about the joys and the challenges of campaign work. News analysis of coming one-party rule...


Nov 4, 2022

Days before the 2022 midterm elections, Sunil Dasgupta talks with UMBC political scientist Ian Anson about his research into our beliefs about political knowledge and its consequences for polarization and democracy. Local news about a new county antisemitism resolution, surprising increases in project costs in capital...


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....