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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

On MLK Day: A Different Take On Community Service

1/20/2020
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Many people chose to serve their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We meet some folks who serve year-round and approach volunteerism in ways you may never have considered.

Duration:00:36:30

Anxieties Flared As Gun Supporters Planned March On Richmond — But All Was Calm

1/20/2020
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in advance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day rally.

Duration:00:11:13

The Politics Hour: January 17, 2020

1/17/2020
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Virginia ratified the ERA. What happens next? Plus, the new commonwealth’s attorney for Arlington County and Falls Church, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, promises to eliminate cash bail and not prosecute simple marijuana possession cases. And D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh talks about Jack Evans and changes to D.C.’s soda tax.

Duration:00:48:16

Student Journalism And The First Amendment

1/16/2020
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Should student journalists have the same First Amendment rights as professionals? We discuss free speech in local schools and a new bill in Virginia that would curb censorship.

Duration:00:20:55

The Women’s March Is Carrying On, With New Leaders And A New Focus

1/16/2020
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Are the march and movement really for all women?

Duration:00:26:47

A Kojo Climate Series: The Loss Of Species

1/14/2020
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The climate is changing, so how do we protect our most vulnerable species? The first in our series on the local effects of climate change.

Duration:00:51:30

Dr. Miss America

1/13/2020
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The newly-crowned Miss America, who was Miss Virginia, is pursuing a doctorate of pharmacy and says she wouldn't have taken part had there been a swimsuit competition. Meet the new face of what's now called "Miss America 2.0."

Duration:00:25:10

Local Veterans React To The Afghanistan Papers

1/13/2020
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Senior U.S. officials withheld information about the war in Afghanistan. For veterans of the conflict, it's complicated.

Duration:00:22:17

The Politics Hour: January 10, 2020

1/10/2020
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D.C.’s longest serving councilmember, Jack Evans, resigned. And the state’s attorney from Prince George’s County looks back at her first year in office.

Duration:00:47:59

Volunteering for Clinical Trials: The Non-Scientists Who Help Discover Cures

1/9/2020
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Thousands of people across the region take part in studies to find cures, new vaccines and better treatments. Who are they, how do they help and what motivates them?

Duration:00:25:23

What Does Human Trafficking Look Like In Our Region?

1/9/2020
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Sex and labor trafficking are big business, generating $150 billion a year worldwide. Local initiatives are educating the public about how to spot trafficking.

Duration:00:22:31

D.C.’s Step Afrika! Celebrates 25 Years On The Stage

1/8/2020
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The Washington-based dance company helped popularize the tradition of stepping — a percussive dance form that treats the body as a drum.

Duration:00:25:10

Why D.C.’s Attorney General Targets Big Businesses To Protect Consumers

1/8/2020
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The Office of the Attorney General for D.C. has sued major companies like Facebook, Juul and Marriott in consumer protection cases. What could these lawsuits mean for business regulation and for District residents?

Duration:00:22:17

Why Are Washingtonians Delaying Retirement?

1/7/2020
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Seniors across the country are spending more time on the job. Many of these workers live in metro areas like ours.

Duration:00:20:22

The Cost Of Childcare Has Local Parents Altering Course In Their Careers — Or Turning To Unsafe Options

1/7/2020
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For many families, the annual cost of child care can cost as much as college tuition.

Duration:00:27:38

Rising Anti-Semitism: How Is the Washington Region Responding?

1/6/2020
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As Jewish communities across the nation grapple with the rise of anti-Semitism, we hear from local Jewish leaders about how they are dealing with these incidents.

Duration:00:19:40

Death By Gun: What’s Behind the District’s Latest Homicide Statistics?

1/6/2020
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The homicide rate for the past year was the highest of the decade.

Duration:00:28:13

The Politics Hour: January 3, 2020

1/3/2020
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D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie on helping small businesses face rising rents and the high homicide rate of 2019; Virginia Del. Hala Ayala on ERA ratification and her priorities for 2020.

Duration:00:47:49

Whither Washington’s Live Music Venues?

1/2/2020
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Live music venues are closing ... and opening. How vibrant — or not — is the live music scene in the Washington region?

Duration:00:21:31

D.C.’s Homeless Population Faces New Challenges

1/2/2020
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As the city’s five-year strategic plan to end homelessness draws to a close, we check in on the state of the homeless in the District.

Duration:00:26:47