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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The show places the Washington region at "the center of the world" with a two-hour news magazine format covering the international, national and local news of the day, as well as local entertainment and sports.

The show places the Washington region at "the center of the world" with a two-hour news magazine format covering the international, national and local news of the day, as well as local entertainment and sports.
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Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

WAMU

Description:

The show places the Washington region at "the center of the world" with a two-hour news magazine format covering the international, national and local news of the day, as well as local entertainment and sports.

Twitter:

@kojoshow

Language:

English

Contact:

1-800-433-8850


Episodes

Belonging, Civility, Ugh: What Happens When Commonly Held Ideals Backfire

11/20/2018
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A sense of belonging. A desire for civility. Both seem necessary for a welcoming and respectful society. But what happens when these ideas backfire?

Duration:00:48:59

What Does Thanksgiving Mean To Local Native People?

11/19/2018
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We explore what Thanksgiving means for local American Indians and trace the history of the Monacan Nation in Virginia.

Duration:00:48:13

The Politics Hour – November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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Kojo speaks with Arlington Board Chair Katie Cristol about the Amazon HQ2 effect and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine about his probe into the local Catholic Church and his office's legal challenges against the Trump administration.

Duration:00:51:46

Your Turn: The Amazon-ification Of Washington, AirBnB Restrictions And More

11/15/2018
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Call in and share what’s on your mind ––from Amazon's plans to rebrand northern Virginia (National Landing, anyone?) to D.C.'s unanimously-passed restrictions on home sharing sites like AirBnB.

Duration:00:48:33

Virginia Is Expanding Medicaid. Now What?

11/14/2018
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As many as 400,000 people across the commonwealth could qualify for health benefits under the expansion.

Duration:00:22:43

Turning D.C. And Maryland From Amazon Losers To Winners

11/14/2018
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Montgomery County, Md. and Washington D.C. didn't make the cut for Amazon's HQ2, but they could still benefit -- and without having to pay out hefty incentives.

Duration:00:24:47

What The 2018 Midterm Results Mean For Legal Marijuana In D.C.

11/13/2018
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What would a plan to tax and regulate marijuana look like, and how would it affect those who have been fighting for -- and against -- fully legalized cannabis?

Duration:00:29:13

Northern Virginia Lands (Half) The Bid For Amazon’s Second Headquarters

11/13/2018
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After a reality TV-style approach to the bidding process, Crystal City, a neighborhood in northern Virginia, beat out over 200 jurisdictions to house part of the e-commerce behemoth.

Duration:00:19:07

Boys At The Barre: The Joys And Challenges Of Male Ballet Dancers

11/12/2018
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"Billy Elliot," now at the Signature Theater, explores the barriers between boys and ballet in 1980's rural England. But the idea that ballet isn't for boys persists, even in the Washington area with its rich ballet culture.

Duration:00:48:26

The Politics Hour – November 9, 2018

11/9/2018
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Now that the 2018 midterms have come and gone, what do the results mean for the region?

Duration:00:52:13

The History Of Wah Luck House And The Future Of Affordable Housing In D.C.

11/8/2018
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The sale of a downtown affordable housing building has raised questions about how it was previously run ––and concerns about the community's future.

Duration:00:29:21

The Votes Are In: What The Midterms Mean For The Region

11/7/2018
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What do yesterday's election results mean for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia?

Duration:00:48:23

Local News Deserts Are Expanding. How Could That Affect Civic Engagement?

11/6/2018
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Kojo speaks to local journalism advocates about what happens when a community news source folds -- and what's being done to keep the public informed.

Duration:00:37:59

What Does Amazon See In Crystal City?

11/6/2018
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A reporter who covers Amazon took a look at Crystal City. What he saw reminded him of a certain neighborhood in Seattle -- in the years before Amazon claimed it for its headquarters.

Duration:00:11:01

New Foodies: How Have Bloggers And Photographers Disrupted Local Food Criticism?

11/5/2018
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A new generation of food enthusiasts have changed how people figure out where and what to eat. How did they become influential, and how have they affected the local food scene?

Duration:00:28:17

Fierce Fallout Over University Of Maryland’s Response To Jordan McNair’s Death

11/5/2018
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After football player Jordan McNair died after a spring workout, the University of Maryland has struggled to respond to mounting criticism over how McNair's death could have been prevented and how leadership has –or hasn't– been held accountable.

Duration:00:19:27

The Politics Hour – November 2, 2018

11/2/2018
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Election Day is less than a week away--do you know what's on your ballot? In addition to previewing local races and issues, we'll talk about what a newly proposed Metro budget could mean for riders.

Duration:00:52:04

The Debate Over Tipping in D.C.’s Coffee Shops

11/1/2018
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What does tipping for a cup of coffee mean for area workers and the small businesses that employ them?

Duration:00:22:37

What The Maryland Governor’s Race Says About Black Voters’ Political Diversity

11/1/2018
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Despite support over the past fifty years, the black vote isn't guaranteed for Democrats. With a Republican incumbent running for governor, we look into how both parties are reaching out to black voters.

Duration:00:26:15