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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

Is Bow Hunting A Humane Way To Manage The Area’s Deer Population?

10/16/2017
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As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.

Duration: 00:18:58


Director Of D.C.’s Department of Consumer And Regulatory Affairs

10/16/2017
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We speak with the Director of D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Melinda Bolling about the challenge of overseeing the central regulatory agency in a booming city.

Duration: 00:29:09


The Politics Hour – Friday October 13th

10/13/2017
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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on minimum wage hikes, Purple Line construction, and violent gang suppression. Plus, Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in studio.

Duration: 00:51:50


“History Is A Harsh Taskmaster”: Ta-Nehisi Coates On How America’s Past Explains The State Of Race Today

10/12/2017
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Local Washington was the setting for many of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates' formative experiences. Kojo sat with him in one of Washington's most historic black churches to discuss how those experiences, and the election of President Barack Obama, led to his new book "We Were Eight Years In Power."

Duration: 00:52:18


How Virginia Hanlon Grohl Raised Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl

10/11/2017
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Virginia Hanlon Grohl urged her son Dave, now the frontman of the Foo Fighters, to play music even as he struggled in the local school system where she taught.

Duration: 00:16:50


Will ‘The Wharf’ Transform D.C.’s Waterfront Space?

10/11/2017
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The first phase of a massive redevelopment of Washington's Southwest waterfront is opening this week. The Wharf aims to activate this piece of D.C.'s waterfront space with housing, retail, restaurants from celebrity chefs and new music venues. But there are still questions about who will benefit from what's coming - and how the city's built environment interacts with waterways around it.

Duration: 00:32:51


As Region’s Local Latino Community Grows, Leaders Rise To Meet New Needs

10/10/2017
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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we host a conversation with leaders representing the region's Latino communities.

Duration: 00:23:40


Frederick County Schools Approves Transgender Protection Policy, Sparking Debate

10/10/2017
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At the start of the school year, Frederick County, Md., spelled out its policies, including allowing students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. We discuss why the school district took the issue up now, and what the response has been.

Duration: 00:25:00


“Colored No More” Reveals The Untold History Of Black Women in Washington

10/9/2017
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A new book uncovers the lives of African American women in D.C. in the late 1800's and early 1900's-- a time when both gender and racial roles were quickly shifting.

Duration: 00:24:09


Does Decriminalizing Sex Work Empower Or Endanger Vulnerable Washingtonians?

10/9/2017
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A new D.C. bill would eliminate criminal penalties for local prostitution.

Duration: 00:25:00


The Politics Hour — Friday October 6, 2017

10/6/2017
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Virginia's Lt. Governor Ralph Northam joins us as he heads into the home stretch of the gubernatorial race.

Duration: 00:52:04


Washington In The Playoffs: What The Nationals Are Playing For In Their Hometown

10/5/2017
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The Washington Nationals start a playoff series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday - but they're also hoping to overwrite the dismal history of D.C. teams coming up short in the postseason.

Duration: 00:20:12


As Commerce Evolves, Do Local Malls Still Matter?

10/5/2017
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Gaithersburg’s Lakeforest Mall was recently sold, raising questions about the nearly empty mall’s future. We discuss what new development there could look like, the state of malls amidst changing shopping habits, how transit issues impact new construction projects, and what people are looking for in suburban "third spaces."

Duration: 00:29:11


Ahead Of Statewide Elections, Virginia Moves To Require Paper Trail For Vote

10/4/2017
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Just weeks before statewide elections, Virginia has moved to require paper-backed electronic voting machines.

Duration: 00:15:42


Creating and Preserving Affordable Housing When a Major Project Comes to the Neighborhood

10/3/2017
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The 11th Street Bridge Park will span the Anacostia River--and is likely to push real estate prices even higher. The project's creators aim to preserve affordable housing in Anacostia through a community land trust; we explore how it works, and what the community would like to see.

Duration: 00:28:14


A Lawsuit Ties Other States To Air Pollution In Maryland

10/3/2017
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Last week, Maryland filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency saying it should crack down harder on other states that blow pollution into local airspace.

Duration: 00:18:31


Court Of Appeals Upholds Concealed Carry For Guns In D.C.

10/2/2017
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The U.S. Court of Appeals declined to hear a challenge to a decision that ended D.C.'s strict concealed carry laws. We discuss what this ruling means for gun policy in the District.

Duration: 00:28:06


How Can Urban Areas Prevent And Plan For Attacks Like The Las Vegas Shooting?

10/2/2017
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A gunman opened fire on a crowd in Las Vegas on Sunday - killing at least 50 people and injuring hundreds more. The attack has prompted local questions about how public safety officials can provide security in urban areas like the D.C. region - and what can be done to guard soft targets and mass gatherings.

Duration: 00:20:40


The Politics Hour – September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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Maryland Democratic candidate for governor Jim Shea joins us. Plus, Democrat Kathy Tran, running to replace longtime Republican Del. Dave Albo in Fairfax, makes her case for the seat.

Duration: 00:52:13


Kojo In Your Community: Exploring The Relationship Between Campus Racism, Safe Spaces And Free Speech

9/28/2017
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Confederate flags adorned with blooms of cotton were posted around American University the night the school opened its Anti Racist Research and Policy Center. Kojo discussed the line between protection of students and protection of free speech.

Duration: 00:51:52

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