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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

WAMU

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

The Politics Hour – December 15th, 2017

12/15/2017
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is a Democratic candidate in a crowded field running for Maryland Governor. She joins us in studio.

Duration: 00:38:49


Over Apartments, But Can’t Afford A House: Finding The “Missing Middle” Of D.C.’s Housing Market

12/14/2017
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In the hunt for housing, many younger Washingtonians face a problem. They want more space for their growing families, but can't afford single family homes.

Duration: 00:38:47


Could The Future Of Partisan Gerrymandering Hinge On One Maryland Congressional District?

12/13/2017
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The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear a case challenging how Maryland draws Congressional district lines. Will the highest court in the country rule that Maryland’s admittedly partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional?

Duration: 00:38:12


Despite Challenges, The DIY Arts Scene And Its Local Impact Are Growing

12/12/2017
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DIY arts spaces are community gathering places where people make and enjoy art and music in a non-traditional setting, oftentimes a home or a warehouse space. Despite the high rents in our region, the scene is thriving.

Duration: 00:51:30


Longtime DC Water Head George Hawkins Addresses Billing Concerns And His 8-Year Tenure

12/11/2017
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George Hawkins is stepping down as head of DC Water, but he leaves at a moment when the agency is facing criticism over how they bill consumers for stormwater runoff.

Duration: 00:52:00


The Politics Hour – December 8, 2017

12/8/2017
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At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) joins us to talk about the investigation of Ballou High School graduation rates, and the new proof of residency requirements for homeless families.

Duration: 00:38:21


How Washington Became A Home For Black, Female, Abstract Artists

12/7/2017
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A new exhibit at The National Museum of Women in The Arts features the often unsung contributions of black women to modern, abstract art.

Duration: 00:17:35


Tips For Educators On Teaching Politics Without Partisanship

12/7/2017
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In an age where gaps between political opinions are widening, and policies have a direct impact over student life, we talk with teachers about their strategies to address all sides of a social debate with substantial, responsible conversation.

Duration: 00:31:54


The View From Prince George’s: Analyzing County Quality Of Life And More

12/6/2017
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How do residents in our region view live here? A new survey out this week, "Voices DMV," by the Greater Washington Community Foundation, reveals how different jurisdictions view quality of life issues, including education, jobs, and cost of living.

Duration: 00:19:02


What Will The Tax Overhaul Mean For You?

12/6/2017
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The tax bill working its way through Congress is expected to be signed by President Trump and become law. But what's inside the Senate and House versions, and how will the Republican attempt at tax reform impact people in the Washington region?

Duration: 00:23:30


What D.C.’s Disappearing Gay Neighborhoods Mean For Local LGBTQ Culture

12/5/2017
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A look into the blurring boundaries around D.C.'s gay neighborhoods, and what this means for LGBTQ identity, culture, assimilation and activism.

Duration: 00:26:35


$30 Tolls Are The ‘Ticket To Ride’ A Virginia I-66 HOT Lane

12/5/2017
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Kojo speaks with Virginia's transportation secretary and a local commuter about the state's initiative to relieve traffic and the cost it poses to individual drivers.

Duration: 00:22:37


A Year Later, The Smithsonian’s African American History And Culture Museum Faces A Different World

12/4/2017
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As 2017 comes to a close, the museum's founding director joins Kojo to discuss the museum's evolving role in local D.C.

Duration: 00:48:04


The Politics Hour – December 1, 2017

12/1/2017
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Baltimore's County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is running for Governor of Maryland; he joins us in studio. Plus, the Chair of the Virginia Republican Party John Whitbeck on what's next after November's election losses.

Duration: 00:51:30


From MCI, To Verizon, To Capital One: How A Downtown Arena Changed D.C. Twenty Years Ago

11/30/2017
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Twenty years ago, the construction of the MCI Center transformed D.C.'s Chinatown from a small and struggling cultural neighborhood to one that supported major sports and entertainment events. Kojo takes a look back on the deal that changed the city.

Duration: 00:22:31


D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson On Ballou Graduation Rates

11/30/2017
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Earlier this year, D.C. Public Schools celebrated the fact that everyone from Ballou High School's graduating class was accepted to college. However, that achievement wasn't what it seemed. D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson joins us to discuss.

Duration: 00:26:17


Papers, Please: How Residency Requirements May Impact D.C.’s Approach To Homelessness

11/28/2017
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The D.C. Council approved a rule that, if passed in a second vote, will demand that homeless people prove District residency to access emergency shelters. Some advocates, though, say this will cause more problems than it will solve.

Duration: 00:37:55


Virginia’s Contested Races: It’s Complicated

11/28/2017
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Control of Virginia's House of Delegates swung to the Republicans when election officials certified two races Monday, but the door is open to recounts and legal challenges.

Duration: 00:10:22


Seth Hurwitz, The Owner Of 9:30 Club And The Anthem, On The Evolution Of D.C.’s Music Ecosystem

11/27/2017
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At a time when many cities' concert scenes are dominated by nationwide conglomerates, the omnipresence of a local, independent concert operator like Hurwitz is unique.

Duration: 00:34:29


What’s The Way Forward For United Medical Center?

11/27/2017
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Washington, D.C.’s only public hospital, United Medical Center, has been at the center of controversy for months. We look at the way forward for the beleaguered hospital and discuss the state of care patients there are receiving.

Duration: 00:14:21

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