• 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.
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Forging and Maintaining Adult Friendships

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Feeding the Hungry

Wednesday, Nov 26 2014We check in with three local soup kitchens on the eve of Thanksgiving to look at who they're serving and how their programs and clients have changed in recent years.

Meline Toumani: “There Was And There Was Not”

Tuesday, Nov 25 2014A journalist by training, Meline Toumani shocked friends and family by moving to Turkey and embarking on a journey to understand a people and a country she'd been taught were the enemy. The result is "There Was and There Was Not," part political history, part deeply personal memoir.

Sexual Assault At UVA

Tuesday, Nov 25 2014The Rolling Stone writer who described a gang rape and other sexual assaults at the University of Virginia joins Kojo to look at the challenges of treating rape as a violent crime.