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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

WAMU

Description:

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a daily talk show — a meeting space for curious Washingtonians to make sense of the communities where they live and work. We'll introduce you to the people shaping the present and future of the region, tap into fascinating local stories, explore overlooked local history, and meet up-and-coming talent from around the region.

Twitter:

@kojoshow

Language:

English

Contact:

1-800-433-8850


Episodes

Who’s Helping The Helpers?

7/15/2020
Food banks have become critical during the pandemic, but what happens when they run out of food?

Duration:00:24:53

Black And Male: Two Washingtonians’ Stories

7/15/2020
Jeffrey James Madison and RuQuan Brown are more than a generation apart and have never met. For better and for worse, they have much in common.

Duration:00:23:12

After Decades Of Pushback, The Washington Football Team Is Retiring Its Name

7/14/2020
After years of protest, Washington’s NFL team is officially changing the name.

Duration:00:47:44

Kojo For Kids: The Bug Guy

7/13/2020
There's a whole new world under that rock.

Duration:00:24:11

To Mask Or Not To Mask: It’s Really Not A Question

7/13/2020
Public health experts say wearing a mask will reduce the spread of the coronavirus and prevent more people from getting sick. So, why are masks so hotly debated? Dr. Leana Wen joins us to discuss.

Duration:00:22:53

The Politics Hour: July 10, 2020

7/10/2020
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld talks about the future of WMATA and what reopening will look like. And D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray walks us through city budget and gives us an update on building a hospital east of the Anacostia River.

Duration:00:49:26

First Of The Month: Inside The “Cancel The Rent” Movement (Part II)

7/9/2020
With policies and programs ending that were helping tenants, are we heading toward an avalanche of evictions in the D.C. region?

Duration:00:48:41

How Are Delmarva’s Poultry Industry Workers Faring During The Pandemic?

7/8/2020
President Donald Trump declared meat packing plants and their workers "essential." So what protections have been put in place to ensure the safety of workers in Delmarva's $3.5 billion chicken industry?

Duration:00:25:19

D.C. Police Reform, Past And Present

7/8/2020
The D.C. Council's emergency police reform bans chokeholds and the use of pepper spray on peaceful protesters. But D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson says these and other proposed measures are already on the books.

Duration:00:23:21

Save The World And Your Mind: How To Avoid Burning Out In Activism

7/7/2020
How can people stay focused on fighting for racial equity without sacrificing their mental health?

Duration:00:26:00

What Reopening Means For D.C. Residents Experiencing Homelessness

7/7/2020
The homeless population is at a higher risk for infection from COVID-19. What is the District government doing to protect them?

Duration:00:23:30

A Conversation About Race

7/6/2020
Join us for an in-depth conversation about race with local activists, legislators and professors.

Duration:00:52:29

“Crip Camp”: Documenting The Disability Rights Movement

7/2/2020
A Netflix film explains the evolution the movement. We look at how local activists continue the fight for inclusion.

Duration:00:51:30

From Gyms To Clothing Stores: What Reopening Looks Like For D.C. Businesses

7/1/2020
Are customers comfortable coming back? How hard has it been to secure PPE for staff? And is the partial reopening enough to keep these businesses going?

Duration:00:47:36

Here To Stay? Local DACA Recipients React To Supreme Court Decision

6/30/2020
What does the future hold for DACA recipients in the region?

Duration:00:25:08

After A Big Win In Court, What’s Next for Local LGBTQ Employees?

6/30/2020
LGBTQ employees are now protected from workplace discrimination thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision. What does this ruling mean for local employers and employees?

Duration:00:23:45

Kojo For Kids: Author Sharon Draper

6/29/2020
Sharon Draper was National Teacher of the Year before she became one of the nation's favorite YA writers.

Duration:00:24:29

As Schools Plan For Fall, Fairfax Lets Families Decide

6/29/2020
Local school boards are struggling to decide how — and when — to reopen schools. Fairfax County is letting families decide.

Duration:00:23:41

The Politics Hour: June 26, 2020

6/26/2020
Virginia Del. Danica Roem talks about LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws that go into effect July 1, and an effort to repurpose "Stonewall" in Manassas' Stonewall Middle School. Plus, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser talks about statehood, police reform and her recent national spotlight.

Duration:00:43:21

Exploring Little-Known And Unlikely Histories With NPR’s Throughline

6/25/2020
NPR's history podcast examines current events through a historical lens.

Duration:00:19:54