On The Hill, Episode 30: A chat with Dr. Ibram Kendi, professor and author of ‘How To Be An Antiracist’

This time the On The Hill podcast is joined by Dr. Ibram Kendi, a professor at American University and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Dr. Kendi joins us to talk about his new book out this week is called “How To Be An Antiracist.” It’s a blueprint on how to move America forward on the issue of race and racism, and looks at what everyone can do in their own lives to bring people together on the issues of race.

On The Hill, Episode 29: A chat with Kate Davidson, economic policy reporter for the Wall Street Journal

Kate Davidson, the economic policy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us On The Hill. Davidson has been tracking the budget deal that’s on-track to be passed without any issues. So how did this happen when Democrats and Republicans have been at odds for so long? It is a 2-year deal to suspend the debt ceiling and both sides received some of what they wanted. Davidson also lets us in on the surprising behind-the-scenes negotiating team switch that the White House made to help hammer out the deal.

On The Hill, Episode 28: A chat with Howard University Political Science Professor Michael Fauntroy

Howard University Political Science Professor Michael Fauntroy joins the On The Hill podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, including Fauntroy’s take on the reaction to President Donald Trump’s tweets aimed at “The Squad,” why the election system in the U.S. needs to be overhauled, DC Statehood and how the debate over gentrification is growing as a political movement of its own. Join us!

On The Hill, Episode 27: A chat with DC attorney A. Scott Bolden of Reed Smith Law

Veteran Washington D.C. attorney A. Scott Bolden of the Reed Smith Law firm joins us this time the "On The Hill" podcast. Bolden, who is a well know figure in political circles in the nation's capital, talks about the latest subpoenas and the ongoing investigations that have come out of Robert Mueller's report. Bolden has analysis on the investigation of DC Councilman Jack Evans and also shares remembrances of his former client and friend, the late mayor of Washington DC Marion Barry. Join us!

On The Hill, Episode 26: A chat with Maryland Congressman David Trone

Maryland Congressman David Trone joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this week's "On The Hill" podcast. Trone is known as the businessman behind a successful wine retail business who made the jump into politics in the 2018 mid-terms. We discuss the potential impact of the Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling in his 6th Congressional District, his view of the difference between being a businessman and being in politics.

On The Hill, Episode 24: A chat with Maryland Delegate Marc Korman

Maryland Delegate Marc Korman joins FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald on this week's "On The Hill" podcast. The Democratic lawmaker represents Montgomery County, Maryland. We talk about the Board of Public Utilities decision this week to approve Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to expand, improve and add toll lanes to I-270 and eventually the Beltway.Korman is not a fan of the plan and tells us why. He also takes us behind the scenes of the political maneuvering during the effort to name a replacement in the wake of the passing of former Speaker Michael Busch. Join us!

On The Hill, Episode 23: A chat with Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland

Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland joins the "On The Hill" podcast to discuss the current debate over impeachment surrounding President Donald Trump. Raskin, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, also talks about the effort to end gerrymandering through a new bill on Capitol Hill which also addresses voting rights.

On The Hill, Episode 22: A chat with Gregg Rothschild of The Glover Park Group

Gregg Rothschild of The Glover Park Group joins the On The Hill podcast. If you use Facebook, Google or Waze, or if you sign up for a grocery card your data is being used and shared in many ways. For the first time in 20 years, a broad federal data privacy bill is being hammered out in Congress. How should that data be protected, who should be allowed to get it and use it? Join us!

On The Hill, Episode 21: A chat with Behnam Ben Taleblu with Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, joins the On The Hill podcast. Taleblu's been following the recent heightened Iran tensions and the evacuation of the embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. What's the backstory that led up to this latest standoff? How has the U.S. changed its way of dealing with Iran under the Trump administration? What is Iran's endgame? What does it mean for us? It's a 20 minute deep dive with an expert who can boil it all down. Join us!

On The Hill, Episode 19: A chat with US Attorney Zach Terwilliger about the opioid crisis

Zach Terwilliger, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, joins the On the Hill podcast to discuss the opioid crisis. For the first time in a decade, opioid-related deaths dropped in Virginia. Fatal drug overdose has been the leading method of unnatural death in Virginia since 2013. Terwilliger discusses what his office is doing to combat the opioid epidemic, which includes prosecutions of drug dealers, gangs, dirty doctors and fentanyl coming in from China.

On The Hill, Episode 18: A chat with Bill McCarren of the National Press Club

Bill McCarren of the National Press Club joins Tom Fitzgerald on this episode of the "On The Hill" podcast. Bill and Tom look at the story of Austin Tice, the American Journalist who's been held in Syria since 2012. The FBI has a $1 million reward for Tice's return. Bill talks about "Night Out For Austin," which will be held on May 2, where restaurants from around the country will donate a portion of their proceeds to the effort to #FreeAustinTice.

On The Hill, Episode 14: A chat with Robert McCartney from the Washington Post

Robert McCartney, the senior regional correspondent for the Washington Post, joins the "On the Hill Podcast." McCartney is focusing on the political landscape in DC, Maryland and Virginia, which is a region that may be locked in a transportation and infrastructure nightmare. A truck crash at the American Legion Bridge closed the Beltway for hours and sent the entire region into gridlock.

On The Hill, Episode 13: A chat with Jeff Mason, White House correspondent for Reuters

Jeff Mason, the White House correspondent for Reuters and a past-president of the White House Correspondents Association, goes "On the Hill." FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald and Mason talk about the next shoe to possibly drop now that Robert Mueller has finished his Russia Special Counsel Investigation, and the ongoing tug-of-war between the White House Press Corps and President Donald Trump. Also, while more Democrats jump into the 2020 nomination race, Trump is also setting his sights on his re-election effort even though he's stayed on "campaign mode" ever since he was elected.

On The Hill, Episode 12: A chat with Daniel Mulhall, Irish ambassador to the United States

Daniel Mulhall, the Irish ambassador to the United States, goes "On The Hill" during the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Mulhall returned to D.C. after a four-day tour across the U.S. with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald spoke to the ambassador about the close bond between Ireland and America, the effects of the United Kingdom's Brexit on Ireland, and the trade boom currently underway in Ireland which is being led by a renaissance of Irish whiskey being shipped around the world.

On The Hill, Episode 11: A chat with Doron Ezickson of the Anti-Defamation League

Doron Ezickson, the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League for the Washington D.C. region, goes "On The Hill." The ADL is currently faced with increasing instances of anti-Semitic incidents in the news. Democrats on Capitol Hill debated and passed a resolution against hate speech that was sparked by Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments on Israel. In our conversation, Ezickson talks about how politicians can be critical of the Jewish State, but need to be careful to avoid anti-Semitic remarks against Jewish people. Also, he discusses what he sees as the greatest threat to the anti-hate movement: The continued incidents of school-age children writing hate speech and swastikas on school walls. We discuss how ADL is trying to work closely with educators and parents to make sure children understand the impact of their words and actions.