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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

Drinking In The District: 100 Years After Prohibition

1/29/2020
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One hundred years ago, the nation began "The Great Experiment." We discuss the history of Prohibition, the Metropolitan area's role in its end and the effects we still feel today.

Duration:00:18:46

Combating The Coronavirus In The Capital

1/29/2020
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How is the D.C. area preparing to curb stop the spread of the coronavirus?

Duration:00:27:54

A Kojo Climate Series: Extreme Weather And The Fingerprint Of Climate Change

1/28/2020
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What could warmer temperatures and more severe storms mean for the future of the Washington region? In the second installment of our climate series, we dig into the local effects of our changing climate on daily weather patterns.

Duration:00:48:16

Gun & Powder: A New Musical About Race, Sisterhood and the Wild West

1/27/2020
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The show gets its world premier at Arlington's Signature Theater with Broadway alumni on stage and in the director's chair.

Duration:00:25:50

Electric School Buses Coming To Virginia

1/27/2020
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No more ridin' dirty, we're ridin' on clean energy!

Duration:00:21:00

The Politics Hour: January 24, 2020

1/24/2020
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Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay (D) on his ascent to the chairmanship and his priorities for 2020. Maryland House Majority Leader Del. Eric Luedtke (D-Montgomery County) on funding the state's education initiatives, voting initiatives for college students and more.

Duration:00:48:36

The District Of Co-… Habitating With Bedbugs?

1/23/2020
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Well, aren't you a parasite for sore eyes.

Duration:00:20:58

Fannie Lou Hamer: A Civil Rights Legacy in One Act

1/23/2020
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Fannie Lou Hamer lost her job, health and a daughter because she stood up for her own and other African-Americans' right to vote. A one-woman show brings the civil rights leader back to life.

Duration:00:27:07

From Blind Hockey To Goalball: Playing Sports With Vision Loss

1/22/2020
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What's it like to play a sport when you are blind or have low-vision? Kojo sits down with local athletes to talk about their experiences in recreational and competitive leagues.

Duration:00:24:25

A Young Poetry Champion in the Nation’s Capital

1/22/2020
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D.C. newest Youth Poet Laureate uses poetry to tell stories about her cultural identity. We discuss identity and healing through poetry.

Duration:00:22:32

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