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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

Heading Back To Class With D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee

8/22/2019
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After a summer of scandals, we're checking in on the Chancellor's agenda.

Duration:00:24:48

Howard Tees Up A Division 1 Golf Program

8/22/2019
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NBA star Stephen Curry will fund the first six years of Howard's men's and women's golf teams. Plus, the history of D.C.'s first African American golf course.

Duration:00:22:13

Going Green and Giving Back — By Getting Thrifty

8/21/2019
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Thinking about fall shopping? Maybe give local thrift stores and clothing swaps another glance.

Duration:00:27:38

Alexandria And Arlington And Amazon, Oh My: A Story Of Competitive Housing Markets

8/21/2019
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The NoVa housing market is the most competitive in the country, and Amazon's HQ2 isn't even here yet. So now what?

Duration:00:19:38

Tope Folarin Reflects On Identities And Realities In ‘A Particular Kind Of Black Man’

8/20/2019
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Tope Folarin joins Kojo to talk about his debut novel, which follows a Nigerian American from boyhood to his young adult years as he navigates family, faith and identity. Plus, Folarin's path as a writer and D.C.'s literary scene.

Duration:00:27:15

Showing Up, Bearing Witness: Risk And Support At Local Immigration Check-Ins

8/20/2019
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As federal immigration enforcement heats up, how are local immigrants and their allies ensuring routine immigration check-ins and hearings don't result in detention and deportation?

Duration:00:22:27

Local School Systems Adopt Inclusive Policies For Transgender Students

8/19/2019
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When they return to classes in the coming weeks, students in some area public schools will be able to identify as gender nonconforming on official forms, use the bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, and more.

Duration:00:47:53

The Politics Hour: August 16, 2019

8/16/2019
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Arlington County Board Member Katie Cristol joins us to talk education, transportation, Amazon and flood relief, plus we check in on healthcare, violence, and development with D.C. Council Member Vince Gray.

Duration:00:49:34

Debunking The Georgetown Metro Myth

8/15/2019
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Have you heard the story about Georgetown's lack of a metro station? Many around the city believe that residents in the historic neighborhood blocked a metro in order to keep out people from the rest of the District. We get to the bottom of the myth.

Duration:00:27:41

Officials Are Warning That Blue-Green Algae In Maryland’s Lakes Could Harm People, Kill Pets

8/15/2019
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Do you know what the algae looks like, or how to avoid it?

Duration:00:20:45

86 The Attitude: How To Be A Better Customer In Bars And Restaurants

8/14/2019
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Local restaurant pros dish on the good and bad behaviors of customers, from saving seats and splitting checks to unwanted advances and 50-cent tips.

Duration:00:48:41

A D.C. Exhibit Is Using Gun Violence To Inspire Jarring Artwork

8/13/2019
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How do we respond to guns, decontextualized? "Play/Protection/Peril" explores gun violence in schools in three parts.

Duration:00:25:14

A Judgment In A Case Against Neo-Nazi Trolls

8/13/2019
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American University's first black student body president, Taylor Dumpson, won a $725,000 judgement against a neo-Nazi Website and a follower of that site.

Duration:00:23:25

Make Vrooom: Mopeds Are Coming To D.C.

8/12/2019
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A new pilot program will make electric mopeds available as the newest shared vehicle option on the streets of D.C.

Duration:00:25:59

‘Draining The Swamp’ Of Federal Agricultural Researchers, Economists And More

8/12/2019
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Relocations for D.C. employees at two Department of Agriculture offices and the Bureau of Land Management; a hiring freeze at the Social Security Administration; and a proposal to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration. Big organizational changes are on the horizon for the federal government. What will the effects be on the D.C. area?

Duration:00:21:38

The Politics Hour: August 9, 2019

8/9/2019
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Metro's new board chair Paul Smedberg joins us. And Prince George's State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy on the county's new diversion program for juvenile offenders.

Duration:00:47:42

Just Clowning Around: A Look At Fifty Years In Show Business With Murray Horwitz

8/8/2019
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How does a former clown turned Tony Award-winning playwright become a public radio host? We sit down with Murray Horwitz and trace his career in show business over the last fifty years.

Duration:00:34:21

Celebrating Toni Morrison’s D.C. Roots And Legacy

8/8/2019
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The acclaimed and award-winning author died Monday night at age 88.

Duration:00:14:10

Upcoming Changes In D.C. Disability Services Spark Public Pushback

8/7/2019
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As D.C.'s Department on Disability Services ends its contract with Georgetown University on August 31, advocates worry what it will mean for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Duration:00:30:27

Training Local Hospitality Industry Employees To Spot Sex Trafficking

8/7/2019
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Do Uber drivers, hotel employees and other hospitality workers in the D.C. region know how to spot the signs of sex trafficking?

Duration:00:16:29