• 2014 Kojo Nnamdi was voted Best Radio Personality in Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Poll.
  • 2014 Kojo Nnamdi was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • 2014 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Salute to Excellence Award for Radio – Public Affairs: Interview/ Discussion for “Howard University and the Challenges Facing Black Colleges.”
  • 2013 Kojo Nnamdi threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park on Aug. 30 as the Nats played the New York Mets. Watch video of Kojo’s pitch.
  • 2013 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) Award for Outstanding Talk Show for the show, “Turmoil on the D.C. Council,” which aired June 7, 2012.
  • 2013 Kojo Nnamdi was voted Best Radio Personality in Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Poll.
  • 2013 Kojo Nnamdi was named to Washington Life’s Power 100 List.
  • 2011 Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Interview Program or Feature for the segment, “The Tech Sector and the Glass Ceiling,” which aired Sept. 20, 2011.
  • 2011 Public Radio News Directors (PRNDI) Silver Award for Best Local Call-In Program.
  • 2011 Gracie Award for exemplary programming about women for a program titled “The Challenges Facing Haiti’s Children.”
  • 2010 InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting.
  • 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Audio Webcast or Radio Show, honoring the show’s focus on food and culinary-related topics.
  • 2009 My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • 2009 “Best Talk Show” and “Public Affairs” awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
  • 2009 “Best Radio Personality,” “Best Local Politics,” and “Best Ethnic Reporter,”Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Readers’ Poll.
  • 2009 American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program in a local market. Recognized for “Women & Public Policy: Selections from The Kojo Nnamdi Show.”
  • 2004 Greater Washington Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Community Service Award.
  • 2003 Library of Congress African American History Month Keynote Speaker, Kojo Nnamdi.
  • 2002 New York Festivals. Silver World Medal in the category of “Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program Interview,” for an interview with outspoken former congressman Andy Jacobs.
  • 2001 National Council for Community Justice. Kojo Nnamdi was honored as a civil rights hero.
  • 2001 New York Festival. Bronze World Medal in the category of “International Radio Programming” for its show on “The United Nations and the Vatican.”
  • 1999 American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Award in the “Women’s Issues” category.
Most Recent Shows

Sea Level Rise And Chesapeake Bay Communities

Tuesday, Jul 28 2015Scientists are warning that communities near the Chesapeake Bay are at risk because rising sea levels. Last week, public officials joined environmentalists to explore how businesses and institutions in Annapolis, including the Naval Academy, could be affected by rising waters and potential floods. Join Kojo as explore what communities are doing to prepare for the potential effects of climate change throughout the Chesapeake watershed.

Obama’s Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

Tuesday, Jul 28 2015By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

African-Americans And The Atomic Bomb

Monday, Jul 27 2015August marks the 70th anniversary of the use of nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Even before those events, civil rights and anti-colonial activists were linking racial issues to anti-nuclear advocacy. We consider that history of opposition to the bomb from the likes of Bayard Rustin, Paul Robeson and Malcom X and apply that historic context to the recent news of the Iran nuclear deal.