The Kojo Nnamdi Show
The Politics Hour – Nov. 21, 201411/21/14
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...
Robert M. Poole: “Section 60 Arlington National Cemetery: Where War...
Section 60 is a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery where many service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have been laid to rest. It's also where a community of sorts has sprung up among loved ones. This Veteran's Day we consider the...
Computer Guys And Gal
President Barack Obama endorses strong net neutrality, mobile payment systems duel for users and apps grab personal data without telling us. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explain.
James Risen: Secrets And Sacrifice In The War On Terror
Kojo talks with New York Times investigative journalist James Risen about his new book "Pay Any Price," and Risen's ongoing battle with the U.S. government over divulging confidential sources.
University Of Maryland President Wallace Loh
Four years into his tenure as the president of Maryland's flagship state university, Wallace Loh joins us to talk about making College Park into a more appealing college town, sexual misconduct on campus and the future of higher education.
The Politics Hour – Nov. 7, 2014
D.C. Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.
Robin Givhan On Authenticity, Perception And New Twists In Fashion
We talk with award-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the power of cultural appropriation and symbolism in designs, the evolution of the power suit for men and women, and the passing of fashion icon and D.C. stalwart Oscar de la Renta.
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