The Kojo Nnamdi Show
The Politics Hour – March 6, 201503/06/15
Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) joins Kojo in the studio, fresh off the conclusion of the Virginia General Assembly's 2015 session.
Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger
As suburbs become more racially and economically diverse, the challenge of policing them grows. We talk with Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger about earning the public's trust and police accountability post Ferguson.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu takes aim at a possible nuclear deal with Iran in a speech to Congress. The Justice Department finds bias in the Ferguson police department. And the D.C. Council pushes forward new limits on legal marijuana....
A Whistleblower's Experience: John Kiriakou + The Case Against Zone 9
A WHISTLEBLOWER'S EXPERIENCE: JOHN KIRIAKOU: Kojo chats with John Kiriakou, a former CIA analyst and case officer who served prison time for leaking information about the agency's interrogation program. (52 min.) THE CASE AGAINST ZONE 9: Three...
Education Reform And Teacher's Unions: Randi Weingarten + Opting Out Of...
EDUCATION REFORM AND TEACHER'S UNIONS: RANDI WEINGARTEN: The head of the American Federation of Teachers joins us to talk about what national debates around education reform mean for public school teachers. (13 min.) OPTING OUT OF STANDARDIZED...
Computer Guys And Gal
The FCC adopts historic new rules to regulate the Internet and Google Glass signs off. The Computer Guys & Gal are back to explore the latest news in the tech universe.
Maryland's Mikulski Won't Seek Another Senate Term + "A Grizzly In The...
MARYLAND'S MIKULSKI WON'T SEEK ANOTHER SENATE TERM: We examine the ramifications for Democrats and for Maryland of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's announcement that she will not seek re-election in 2016. (15 min.) "A GRIZZLY IN THE MAIL...": (36 min.)
Future Crimes In Cyber Space
With a deep background in law enforcement, author Marc Grossman shares both horror stories about hackers and a prescription for a national effort to protect the nation's digital networks.
The Politics Hour – Friday, February 25, 2015
D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Arlington County Board Member Walter Tejada (D) join the Politics Hour crew in the studio.
Discontent and its Civilizations: Mohsin Hamid
Mohsin Hamid explores the personal and political in this collection of essays about a dual identity as a Pakistani who's spent his life between the West and the East.
Department of Homeland Security Shutdown Looms + "The Hunting Ground"
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SHUTDOWN LOOMS: Funding authority for the Department of Homeland Security is set to run out at midnight on Friday. As the Senate moves closer to approving a "clean" funding bill and the House confronts Friday's...
Restaurant Staying Power with Ashok Bajaj
We talk with restaurateur Ashok Bajaj about how he keeps his customers coming back and what defines and distinguishes his native Indian cuisine.
One-Way Mission to Mars
For 100 people recently named as finalists for a trip to the Red Planet, it's the dream of a lifetime. The potentially historic rewards, however, also come with grave risks.
When Weather Forecasts Underestimate the Snow + "The First Lady of the...
WHEN WEATHER FORECASTS UNDERESTIMATE THE SNOW: In some parts of our region, Saturday's storm delivered more snow than forecasters predicted. We explore the fixation on numbers, even when the big picture "snow's coming this morning; driving will be...
TT: Technology and Education
Technology and the Internet are changing how students learn. But some say what they're learning is still suck in the 20th century. We explore the future of education in a high-tech world.
Coping with Homelessness
D.C. Muriel Bowser is hiring "navigators" to help homeless people find housing. We explore the challenges and strategies to combat homelessness during a brutally cold winter.
Local Writer Katherine Heiny on "Single, Carefree, Mellow" + Walmart...
LOCAL WRITER KATHERINE HEINY ON "SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW": After debuting in "The New Yorker" and raising a family, local writer Katherine Heiny is back, telling stories of contrary, flawed, lively and interesting women in "Single, Carefree, Mellow."...
The Politics Hour
Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D).
Income Inequality: Reality vs. Perception + 100 Years After "Birth of a...
INCOME INEQUALITY: REALITY VS. PERCEPTION: The prevailing wisdom of the last decade, amid American financial turmoil, has been that the rich are getting richer as the poor and middle class lose ground. Not so fast, says a local labor economist. (13...
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