The Kojo Nnamdi Show airs Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. (ET) on WAMU 88.5, the NPR member-station in Washington, D.C. The live two-hour magazine program highlights news, political issues and social trends of the day and includes listener’s calls, emails and tweets.

On Friday, The Politics Hour airs from noon to 1 p.m. (ET) with resident analyst Tom Sherwood. The program connects the dots between events happening in Washington, D.C., and the statehouses in Annapolis, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia.

A longtime D.C. resident, Kojo Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who brings a global perspective and vast knowledge of the region to front page headlines and explores emerging stories before they are news. “Maybe the best interviewer in town,” according to The Washington Post, Kojo has an inviting on-air style that encourages guests and callers to discover new points of view, embrace controversy and spark new ideas. Everyone has a chance to be part of the conversation, and listeners are invited to participate in the show.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show debuted in 1991 as The Derek McGinty Show and was renamed Public Interest when McGinty left the program in January 1998. Nnamdi became host in August 1998 and the name was changed to The Kojo Nnamdi Show in September 2002.

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