On The Hill, Episode 35: A chat with DC Vote Executive Director Bo Shuff about if DC should become the 51st state

Should DC become the 51st state? DC Vote Executive Director Bo Shuff joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald in this episode of the On The Hill podcast. We look at the Congressional hearing that was just held on H.R. 51 in Congress, the arguments for and against statehood, national public opinion against Statehood, and the political challenges the effort faces in both the House and the Senate.

On The Hill, Episode 34: A chat with Paul Rosenzweig with R Street Institute

Paul Rosenzweig, a former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, joins Tom Fitzgerald on this episode of the On The Hill podcast. Rosenzweig is now a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute, a foreign policy think tank in Washington. We look at the removal of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, what would happen if the Secretary of State takes over the job and the subsequent national security implications. In addition, why has foreign policy been largely absent as a topic in the Democratic presidential campaign? Join us!

On The Hill, Episode 33: A chat with NASA scientist Tom Neumann

NASA scientist Tom Neumann joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald on this edition of the On The Hill podcast. While NASA is often known for exploring other worlds, Neumann’s specialty at NASA is studying planet earth. Neumann is an expert on the Arctic ice melt that he’s tracked for years.

On The Hill, Episode 32: A chat with Aaron Zitner, Polling Editor for the Wall Street Journal

Aaron Zitner of the Wall Street Journal joins FOX 5’s Tom Fitzgerald on the latest episode of the On The Hill podcast. Zitner is the Polling Editor for the Wall Street Journal and has some fascinating new data on how American values are changing on issues ranging from patriotism, religion to even whether or not to have children. As politicians look to connect with younger voters, it’s key information to know heading into the 2020 presidential election. Join us!

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.