The Kojo Nnamdi Show
The Genetics Of Disease In Pets And The Implications For...03/30/15
Researchers are studying how the pets that share our homes develop diseases and what we can learn from their genetics and treatments to improve human health as well.
Skilled Interpretation: Deaf Rights and Vital Encounters + Property...
SKILLED INTERPRETATION: DEAF RIGHTS AND VITAL ENCOUNTERS: We explore the wider questions about rights and responsibilities of the deaf and hearing communities following a suit by a deaf man who alleges he was held in an Arlington County jail for six...
The Politics Hour
Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Council Member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large)
T.C. Boyle: "The Harder They Come" + Up Close and Personal on the X2 Bus
T.C. BOYLE: "THE HARDER THEY COME": T.C. Boyle's latest novel explores the darker side of the American ideal of freedom, from a woman who follows the extreme libertarian "sovereign citizen" movement to a disturbed young man who models himself on the...
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Coffee Pods And The Environment + Seasonal Labor and the U.S. Seafood...
COFFEE PODS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Kojo chats with the inventor of "K-Cups" about the author of a recent piece in The Atlantic about the environmental impacts of pod coffee machines. (23 min.) SEASONAL LABOR AND THE U.S. SEAFOOD INDUSTRY: A recent court...
The Hunt for the War Crimes Suspect Next Door
We find out how a small unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working with human rights groups and victims to target suspected war criminals living inside U.S. borders, and learn about cases in our region that are setting precedents for...
Afghanistan's New President in Washington + Robin Givhan On "The Battle...
AFGHANISTAN'S NEW PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON: The new president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, is visiting Washington this week for the first time since coming into office. We explore what's at stake in Ghani's visit to D.C., and what it means for the...
Digital Dualism: The Fading Distinction Between Life On And Off Line
Is the physical world more "real" than the online world? Tech companies and universities confront the real world consequences of online harassment...
Think Tanks & Transparency: A Global Perspective
Kojo explores the influence of local and global think tanks on public policy debates, and the ever-evolving space between academic research and advocacy.
Centuries Of History In Anacostia
The history of communities living in the D.C. neighborhood of Anacostia stretches back centuries. We consider those earliest days and the cultural, political and economic shifts that have shaped the community since the Civil War.
The Politics Hour – March 20, 2015
Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) about her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, and with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova (D).
“Vision Zero” for the District
D.C. recently adopted the initiative known as "Vision Zero," which has an ambitious goal: getting traffic deaths down to zero. We explore the challenge of making streets safer.
The Local Music Scene & Disability Rights + Schock and Awe: Ethics and...
THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE & DISABILITY RIGHTS: Washington's punk and independent music scene has a long tradition of blending politics, social justice and art. But Sean Gray says it consistently ignores people with disabilities... (52 min.) SCHOCK AND...
Cultivating A Culinary Ecosystem in Washington
Kojo chats with Aaron Silverman and Paul Ruppert about how they're contributing to the cultivation of a new culinary ecosystem in the Washington region.
Pepco-Exelon Merger Proposal
Pepco customers want reliability, but they're not convinced the company's proposed merger with Exelon is the best way to get it. We examine the questions before the Maryland Public Service Commission, which has the final say.
An Investigation in Limbo + Global Focus: Women & Violence
AN INVESTIGATION IN LIMBO: (19 min.) GLOBAL FOCUS: WOMEN & VIOLENCE: (31 min.)
Traffic Apps, Maps And Controlling Congestion
Kojo explores how mobile traffic tools like Waze are impacting our commutes and our cities, and finds out how these tools are changing traffic reporting, engineering and congestion.
Racism Without Racists: Young People and Race
It's often assumed younger generations are more tolerant than their elders, but research shows that may not be true. We explore why it's too soon to declare the U.S. a "post racial society."
DC's Evaporating Affordable Housing Pool + A Syrian Artist in D.C. +...
DC'S EVAPORATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING POOL: A new report by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute finds that the District has lost almost half of its affordable rental units for low-income residents since 2002. (14 min.) A SYRIAN ARTIST IN D.C.: The Islamic...
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