The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Forging and Maintaining Adult Friendships11/26/14
The health benefits — both mental and physical — of friendships are myriad. But as we get older it becomes increasingly difficult to forge lasting bonds with new people. We consider the ways communication, emotions and our phase of life effect our...
Feeding the Hungry
We check in with three local soup kitchens on the eve of Thanksgiving to look at who they're serving and how their programs and clients have changed in recent years.
Sexual Assault At UVA + Meline Toumani: "There Was And There Was Not"
SEXUAL ASSAULT AT UVA: The Rolling Stone writer who described a gang rape and other sexual assaults at the University of Virginia joins Kojo to look at the challenges of treating rape as a violent crime. (20 min.) MELINE TOUMANI: "THERE WAS AND THERE...
The Washington Region Reacts to the Ferguson Decision + Shane Harris:...
THE WASHINGTON REGION REACTS TO THE FERGUSON DECISION: Kojo explores local debates of the story with Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and a student-activist who is leading protests in the District. (14 min.) SHANE HARRIS: "@WAR" ON CYBER SPYING...
Local Perspectives On Immigration Policy + It's Your Turn
LOCAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION POLICY: Following President Barack Obama's move to remove the threat of deportation for undocumented parents of American-born children, we talk with local lawmakers about immigration experiences in Maryland and...
The Life and Complicated Legacy of Marion Barry
Marion Barry was the District's most recognizable and most polarizing public figure. Barry died this weekend at age 78.
The Politics Hour – Nov. 21, 2014
Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
David Baldacci: “The Escape”
The author talks about writing, his ties to the region and literacy advocacy.
Where The Public Fits In Public Art Projects
Kojo explores how much input the public should have in public art projects and how that squares with the visions of the artists who do the work.
Preserving The Past: Sean Brock And Our Culinary Heritage + Arlington...
PRESERVING THE PAST: SEAN BROCK AND OUR CULINARY HERITAGE: Kojo talks with James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock about how he's using heritage foods to revive and redefine country cooking. (33 min.) ARLINGTON HALTS STREETCAR PROJECTS IN RESPONSE...
Obamacare Take Two: Health Care Exchanges Open For 2015
After last year's rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act's signature marketplaces, including Healthcare.gov and Maryland's health exchange, the pressure is on as this year's open enrollment season launches.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Declines Plea Deal + Technology, Media And...
D.C. MAYOR VINCENT GRAY DECLINES PLEA DEAL: The Washington Post reports that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray rejected a plea deal in the long-running investigation of his 2010 campaign. We explore the implications of the deal and the ongoing investigation. (8...
Airplane-Mounted Devices Spy On Americans + Should The U.S. Allow Phone...
AIRPLANE-MOUNTED DEVICES SPY ON AMERICANS: The U.S. Marshals Service is reportedly mounting devices on small government planes to track criminals by tricking their cell phones into sharing identification data. Tech Tuesday explores how the...
FRONTLINE: Firestone and Liberia's Civil War + Jack Miles: "The Norton...
FRONTLINE: FIRESTONE AND LIBERIA'S CIVIL WAR: A new Frontline/Pro Publica documentary reveals a deal struck between iconic tire company Firestone and Liberia's notorious dictator Charles Taylor, infamous for his use of child soldiers. (21 min.) JACK...
Why Capitol Hill Staffers (Still) Choose To Work In Congress
Two weeks ago voters sent a clear message that they were unhappy with the status quo on Capitol Hill. It's a sentiment that's shared among many who work within Congress.
The Politics Hour – Nov. 14, 2014
Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and D.C. Council member-elect Charles Allen (D-Ward 6).
A Contentious School Calendar In Montgomery County + Stories Through...
A CONTENTIOUS SCHOOL CALENDAR IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Montgomery County's School Board of Education voted earlier this week to remove the names of religious holidays from the school calendar. We explore why the move has caused a backlash among...
Transforming Office Space Into Housing
Architect and urban planner Roger Lewis joins Kojo to explore what it would take to repurpose such commercial space for housing.
Change For Good: Sustainable Trade And The Flavors Of Ethiopia
Kojo explores how budding Ethiopian entrepreneurs are giving back to their home -- and their homeland -- through a unique trading model that brings Ethiopian spices and coffee to our region.
Maryland's Red Wave And The Purple Line + GPS Tracking And Law...
MARYLAND'S RED WAVE AND THE PURPLE LINE: Kojo chats with a top Democrat in Maryland about what the recent election means for the future of a major mass transit project in the Washington region. (22 min.) GPS TRACKING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT: We explore...
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