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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

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

Monumental Changes? The Debate Over Local Statues

6/25/2020
Should all Confederate statues in the region be removed?

Duration:00:22:39

#BlackLivesMatter: Digital Activism In The District

6/24/2020
How are local activists using social media during the protests to fight for racial equity?

Duration:00:19:53

Hello Darkness: Embracing Life After Going Blind

6/24/2020
Sandy Greenberg lost his sight in his junior year of college. His roommate Art Garfunkel convinced him to return to the ambitious life plan he had made for himself.

Duration:00:21:03

Is Telemedicine The Future Of Healthcare?

6/23/2020
How effective is telemedicine, and how will medical practices change after the pandemic is over?

Duration:00:34:10

Jailed During The Pandemic

6/23/2020
A federal judge demands plan for inmate reductions at the D.C. Jail.

Duration:00:12:55

Kojo For Kids: Author And Sportswriter John Feinstein

6/22/2020
John Feinstein's best-selling novels star young athletes and sportswriters who take on corruption, sexism and racial inequity.

Duration:00:25:06

A Guide To Summer Coronavirus Safety With Dr. Leana Wen

6/22/2020
As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, we hear from emergency physician and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen on how to stay safe and still enjoy a bit of summer.

Duration:00:23:28