The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine12/23/14
As the price of generic drugs has spiked, legislators and others are questioning the role of this multi-billion dollar industry in our health care system.
The Popularity of Podcasts
A decade after the first podcasts, we explore what makes these Internet broadcasts so popular and ask our guests and listeners for their favorites.
Golden Age of Board Games
Family gatherings often include a trip to the closet to haul out a dusty box of Clue or Monopoly. We find out what's new in board games, the lessons they help us learn and why gathering around a square board with tiny plastic pieces still appeals to...
D.C. Water General Manager George Hawkins + The "Great War" - Historic...
D.C. WATER GENERAL MANAGER GEORGE HAWKINS: George Hawkins, the general manager of D.C. Water, joins Kojo in the studio. (24 min.) THE "GREAT WAR" - HISTORIC MOMENTS, FORGOTTEN FIGHTERS: As centennial celebrations of the "Great War" begin, Kojo...
The Politics Hour – December 19, 2014
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) joins Kojo, Tom Sherwood and Mike DeBonis in the studio.
Winter Reading 2014
Whether you like horror stories or cookbooks, poetry or works in translation, we consider a range of titles that will keep you turning pages. And we want to know what's on your reading list, so join the conversation on air or on our website to share...
U.S.-Cuban Thaw: The Local Campaign to Free Alan Gross + Choosing the...
U.S.-CUBAN THAW: THE LOCAL CAMPAIGN TO FREE ALAN GROSS: Yesterday's announcement that the USAID contractor had been freed surprised many in Washington and Havana. It also had particular resonance in a local Jewish congregation in suburban Maryland....
Cubed: A Secret History Of The Workplace (Rebroadcast)
Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the...
Joe Dobrow: “Natural Prophets” (Rebroadcast)
Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.
Remembering Those Lost in 2014
This year's obituary pages included stories that ran the gamut from triumph to tragedy.
Amy Webb on Tech Trends for 2015
The tech future is now, and big trends for 2015 include wearable devices and lots of new security options. Amy Webb has been tracking the industry for more than a decade and she shares short- and long-term predictions.
Rob Kapilow: A New Spin for Old Tunes
Kojo and composer Rob Kapilow of the series "What Makes it Great?" explore how musicians use traditional music to inform modern new compositions.
The "Echo Chamber" at the Supreme Court + Hand to Mouth: Living in...
THE "ECHO CHAMBER" AT THE SUPREME COURT: The Supreme Court holds itself up as the highest court in all the United States - and a place dedicated to equal justice under the law. But a recent investigation by Reuters found that a small group of elite...
The Politics Hour
Kojo and Tom Sherwood examine congressional interference on marijuana legalization in D.C. — and chat with Prince George's County Council Chairman Mel Franklin.
Congress Approves "The Chesapeake Bay Accountability Act": What Happens...
CONGRESS APPROVES "THE CHESAPEAKE BAY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT": WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?: A bill quietly passed this week by the U.S. House would change the way cleanup efforts are coordinated and measured across all layers of government. Bill sponsor Rep. Rob...
Stages in our region are lit up with classics and new twists on those favorites, including fresh takes on "The Nutcracker" and a production of "Fiddler on the Roof." We explore current and upcoming productions.
New York Times Food Writer & Columnist Mark Bittman
Kojo chats with veteran New York Times food writer and columnist Mark Bittman about how we can benefit individually by learning to cook fast and cook well - and how Americans can benefit collectively if a comprehensive national food policy is put in...
Local Impacts of Congressional Omnibus Spending Bill + Why Americans...
LOCAL IMPACTS OF CONGRESSIONAL OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL: Legislation to fund the federal government through September would help buy new rail cars for Metro but block D.C.'s recreational marijuana legalization. We examine local impacts of the spending...
"Torture Report" Released By Senate Committee + "Glimpsing Heaven:" The...
"TORTURE REPORT" RELEASED BY SENATE COMMITTEE: The document by the Intelligence panel details harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA in its counterterrorism operations. U.S. embassies and bases around the world are on high alert awaiting the...
Powering Our Mobile Devices: How to Boost Battery Life
Tech Tuesday explores how to get the most life from the rechargeable but non-replaceable batteries in our phones, tablets and laptops.
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