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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

WAMU

Description:

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

Twitter:

@kojoshow

Language:

English

Contact:

1-800-433-8850


Episodes

Kojo For Kids: Author Hena Khan

3/1/2021
Discover books about Muslim American kids that will resonate with every kid.

Duration:00:24:58

In The Weeds: Virginia Becomes The 16th State To Legalize Marijuana

3/1/2021
The Virginia legislature passed a marijuana legalization bill Saturday, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia.

Duration:00:23:30

The Politics Hour: February 26, 2021

2/26/2021
At-Large D.C. Councilmember Robert White talks about bias in the way D.C. police respond to protests. And Virginia State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-District 36) talks about abolishing the death penalty and his other priorities this legislative session.

Duration:00:47:29

The Struggle For Vaccine Equity

2/25/2021
Black and brown communities in our region and nationwide have been hardest hit by the coronavirus. Now, these same communities are facing low vaccination rates for COVID-19.

Duration:00:34:14

The Story Of D.C.’s Secret Covid Morgue

2/25/2021
Even the clergy who blessed it were not supposed to talk about it.

Duration:00:13:29

The Cost Of Delaying Medical Care During A Pandemic

2/24/2021
About 1 in 5 American households missed needed medical care during the pandemic. We discuss the health crisis unfolding in the shadow of COVID-19.

Duration:00:47:04

Marty Baron On The Post, Retirement And The Future Of Journalism

2/23/2021
Kojo sits down with Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron to talk about his retirement, how the paper changed under his tenure and the future of journalism.

Duration:00:02:37

Will Baltimore Regain Local Control Of Its Police Department?

2/23/2021
After more than a century, Baltimore is on the verge of controlling its police department again.

Duration:00:01:04

Kojo For Kids: Soccer Star Abby Wambach

2/22/2021
What are your questions for one of the game's most dominant players?

Duration:00:25:39

Has Gentrification Actually Slowed In D.C.?

2/22/2021
A study suggests that D.C. is no longer the "most intensely gentrified city" in the U.S., but some are skeptical about the new ranking.

Duration:00:23:29

The Politics Hour: February 19, 2021

2/19/2021
Fairfax County Board Chair Jeff McKay talks about the coronavirus vaccine rollout. And Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) discusses the Senate impeachment trial.

Duration:00:48:53

Can Local Leaders Address Systemic Racism?

2/18/2021
What can local lawmakers and community leaders do to address structural racism in our communities and in the region?

Duration:00:52:58

Is A “Homeless Pandemic” Looming?

2/17/2021
Hear how people who are experiencing homelessness are faring during these unprecedented times, and learn about ways you can help the shelters that are their lifeline.

Duration:00:48:22

“Through The Cracks” Investigates The Disappearance Of Relisha Rudd

2/16/2021
Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared from a D.C. homeless shelter in 2014. In WAMU's podcast "Through the Cracks," host Jonquilyn Hill explores what happened to Relisha, and whether her disappearance was, as the city later claimed, "unpreventable."

Duration:00:35:07

Georgetown Could Be Home To An African American Burial Ground

2/16/2021
Researchers and residents have been unearthing human remains on a block in Georgetown for the last century. DCist's Elliot Williams joins us to talk about his latest reporting on the issue.

Duration:00:13:08

Kojo For Kids: Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

2/15/2021
At six, she became the young face of the Civil Rights Era.

Duration:00:25:22

This Presidents Day, Learning Lessons From Our Founding Fathers

2/15/2021
How can the political divisiveness our Founding Fathers faced help us understand today's challenges?

Duration:00:23:37

What’s So Funny? Humor And Local Politics

2/9/2021
Meet us at the intersection of politics and comedy. We talk with Eric Saul, the creator of local satire site The Takoma Torch, and Josh Gibson, the man behind the D.C. Council's wry Twitter account.

Duration:00:24:22

The Latest On Amazon’s HQ2

2/9/2021
We're checking in on Amazon's HQ2 project and discussing the company's plan for a "Helix" tower.

Duration:00:22:24

Kojo For Kids: Dr. Leana Wen

2/8/2021
She's taking kids' questions about the coronavirus, vaccines and staying safe.

Duration:00:25:53