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The Kojo Nnamdi Show

WAMU

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.

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

“The Amen Corner:” Reviving James’ Baldwin’s Shakespearean Tragedy

2/24/2020
The great American writer was also a playwright, whose "The Amen Corner" had its world premier in the District nearly 60 years ago. Now the Shakespeare Theatre Company revives this gospel-infused production for a 21st-century audience.

Duration:00:22:06

Black Workers Matter: Combating Economic Inequality in the District

2/24/2020
Black workers have historically been disenfranchised and exploited. How can the city finally move past that? Lauren suggested edit: Black workers have historically been disenfranchised and exploited. How can the city do better for them?

Duration:00:26:34

The Politics Hour: February 21, 2020

2/21/2020
D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau talks about her proposed legislation, from changing how sugary drinks are taxed to making diaper changing tables more accessible to men. Then, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson joins us to talk about the city's proposed budget and a local government exchange program with Norton, Virginia.

Duration:00:49:28

The Monacan Indian Nation Fights To Keep A Historic Site Untouched

2/20/2020
The Virginia tribe is taking a stand against the James River Water Authority, which is planning to build a water pumping station at the site of the tribe's long-lost capital.

Duration:00:33:22

Will Safeway Workers Strike?

2/20/2020
The UFCW union representing the region's nearly 26,000 Giant and Safeway workers have been in contract negotiations for the past six months. And Safeway workers will soon vote to strike.

Duration:00:14:58

D.C.’s Speed Racer Brings Diversity To NASCAR

2/19/2020
I guarantee this high school senior's a better driver than you.

Duration:00:19:08

Maryland’s Expansive Education Reform Makes Its Way To The Legislature

2/19/2020
Implementing the "Blueprint for Maryland's Future" will cost billions of dollars. Where will the money come from?

Duration:00:29:08

A Kojo Climate Series: Hope And Action

2/18/2020
As the world warms, where do students, teachers, scientists and activists see room for hope? It's the fifth and final installment of the Kojo climate change series.

Duration:00:48:56

Jason Reynolds Wants Young People’s Stories To be Heard

2/17/2020
The Oxon Hill native and award-winning author was named the seventh National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress.

Duration:00:19:09

Virginia Lawmakers Aim To Crack Down On SLAPP Tourism

2/17/2020
What do Republican Congressman Devin Nunes and actor Johnny Depp have in common? They both filed defamation claims in Virginia last year.

Duration:00:29:40

The Politics Hour: February 14, 2020

2/14/2020
Virginia is halfway through a whirlwind legislative session. How are new laws going to change the lives of Virginians? And Montgomery County Public Schools are taking the first steps toward redistricting, making some parents and students hopeful and others angry. How might the process end?

Duration:00:49:02

Military Families Are Taking Their Landlord To Federal Court

2/13/2020
Families at Fort Meade experienced serious health issues due to mold — now they're suing.

Duration:00:26:07

Local Nigerian Community Reacts To President’s Recent Travel Ban

2/12/2020
We speak to local Nigerians about identity and the recent travel ban implemented by the Trump administration.

Duration:00:22:12

How Dual-Purpose Establishments Serve Their Neighborhoods

2/12/2020
From a brewery that sells kids toys and kitchen gadgets to a barbershop and art gallery, we’ll explore how local businesses serve their neighborhood’s unique needs.

Duration:00:24:47

A Kojo Climate Series: Rachel Carson And The Environmental Revolution

2/11/2020
Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" altered the course of history, spurring changes in laws governing our land, air and water. The fourth episode in our climate change series takes a look at Carson's life in Maryland and her impact on the environmental movement.

Duration:00:48:16

Creatures In The Capital: The Girl Scouts’ Quest For D.C.’s State Mammal

2/10/2020
There are a few new requirements for your wilderness badge, like drafting legislation and environmental lobbying.

Duration:00:14:58

Remembering Willie Wood Sr.

2/10/2020
D.C.'s native son, Willie Wood, made history in the first Super Bowl and was a key figure in the dynasty of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi.

Duration:00:12:03

Montgomery County Public Schools Faces Lawsuit Alleging Negligence At Damascus High

2/10/2020
The parents of Damascus High School football players who were sexually assaulted by teammates are suing the Montgomery County School Board for negligence.

Duration:00:21:50

The Politics Hour: February 7, 2020

2/7/2020
We talk to D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman, (I-At Large), about affordable housing, former Councilmember Jack Evans, and more. And we hear from Assistant Majority Leader Wanika Fisher, (D-Prince George's), about criminal justice, the Kirwan Commission and her bill to establish a reparations commission.

Duration:00:49:01