Today on NewsTalk, reporter Sam Ford offered post-game analysis of our Wednesday interview with DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown. Brown denies that this week’s committee shuffle was an act of retribution against a colleague, saying that the changes were expected. Ford, who has covered city hall for years, told us flatly “nobody believes that.”
Brown is also seeing to draw a distinction between his 2008 re-election campaign, whose actions have been called potentially criminal, and himself. Sam expressed skepticism that Brown can make that work – legally or with the public.
We also talked about the use of firefighters to safeguard young people in the DC summer jobs program and the Inspector General’s report on the Charlie Sheen escort controversy. Joining us for that: Delroy Burton of the DC police union.
Full video after the jump...
In our last segment, Sam Eskenazi of the Coalition for the National Museum of the American People discussed the proposal to build a museum that tells the story of America’s immigrants.
Today’s interviews are here:
Friday at 10am: DC Councilman Phil Mendelson and real estate expert John Heithaus