This Sunday - DEREK MCGINTY, DC Politics, Statehood and the Legacy of MARK PLOTKIN. Mark Plotkin and Derek McGinty were political commentators on a Friday public affairs program on WAMU 88.5 FM, the District's public radio station. Few people have done more to advance the cause of DC statehood than Mark - locally and nationally. Our friend Mark passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He will be sorely missed. Tune in to discuss the future of DC statehood. We welcome you to call in with your Plotkin stories and tributes!