The Kojo Nnamdi Show http://thekojonnamdishow.org The Kojo Nnamdi Show features two-hours of news, political issues and social trends of the day in a magazine program format. The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by WAMU 88.5fm American University Radio. en-US Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:13:33 -0400 Criminalization Of Poverty http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/criminalization-poverty <p>Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.</p> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/criminalization-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:32:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26102 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org Intimate Partner Violence: A Personal Perspective http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/intimate-partner-violence-personal-perspective <p>The Ray Rice incident has confronted our country with the complex issue of domestic abuse. Kojo explores intimate partner violence with a survivor and a local expert.</p> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/intimate-partner-violence-personal-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:06:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26100 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org D.C. United Managing Partner Jason Levien http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/dc-united-managing-partner-jason-levien <p>Kojo chats with D.C. United owner Jason Levien about the professional soccer franchise's relationship with the Washington region -- and how its future plans may affect D.C. communities.</p> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/dc-united-managing-partner-jason-levien" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:21:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26097 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org Secret Service And Security Breaches http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/secret-service-and-security-breaches <p>Shortly after President Barack Obama and his family left the White House aboard Marine One on Friday evening, a fence jumper armed with a knife made it all the way through the front door of the residence before the Secret Service intercepted him in the North Portico. We consider the state of security at the White House and the balance between security and public access in a city filled with government buildings.</p> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-22/secret-service-and-security-breaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:06:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26104 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org The Politics Hour - Sept. 19, 2014 http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-19/politics-hour-sept-19-2014 <p>Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-segment-transcript"> <h3 class="field-label">Transcript</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/shows/2014-09-19/politics-hour-sept-19-2014/transcript">The Politics Hour - Sept. 19, 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-19/politics-hour-sept-19-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:06:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26084 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/your-turn-nfls-abuse-turmoil-scotland-votes-spying-rise <p>On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-segment-transcript"> <h3 class="field-label">Transcript</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/shows/2014-09-18/your-turn-nfls-abuse-turmoil-scotland-votes-spying-rise/transcript">Your Turn: NFL&#039;s Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/your-turn-nfls-abuse-turmoil-scotland-votes-spying-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:20:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26083 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org Joseph Marcell as "King Lear" http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/joseph-marcell-king-lear <p>"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Joseph Marcell is currently on stage as King Lear at the Folger Theater. He joins us to discuss the role, his career and his Caribbean roots.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-segment-transcript"> <h3 class="field-label">Transcript</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/shows/2014-09-18/joseph-marcell-king-lear/transcript">Joseph Marcell as &quot;King Lear&quot;</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/joseph-marcell-king-lear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:06:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26082 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org Gene Weingarten & Eric Shansby on Comedy and Collaboration http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/gene-weingarten-eric-shansby-comedy-and-collaboration <p>Gene Weingarten and Eric Shansby partner each week on the nationally syndicated "Below the Beltway" feature, written by the former and illustrated by the latter. Now, they're teaming up on a children's book 'Me &amp; Dog' about a kid named Sid and his adoring dog, Murphy.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-segment-transcript"> <h3 class="field-label">Transcript</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/shows/2014-09-18/gene-weingarten-eric-shansby-comedy-and-collaboration/transcript">Gene Weingarten &amp; Eric Shansby on Comedy and Collaboration</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/gene-weingarten-eric-shansby-comedy-and-collaboration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:26:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26081 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/us-sen-tim-kaine <p>Kojo chats with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) about a proposal to authorize the use of military force against Islamic extremists.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-segment-transcript"> <h3 class="field-label">Transcript</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/shows/2014-09-18/us-sen-tim-kaine/transcript">U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-18/us-sen-tim-kaine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:06:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26080 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-17/putting-vegan-dishes-menu <p>A growing interest in vegan cuisine -- no meat, fish, dairy or eggs -- is fueling new menu offerings in our area, from fast-casual to fine dining. We explore the options for avowed vegans and the "vegan curious."</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-segment-transcript"> <h3 class="field-label">Transcript</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/shows/2014-09-17/putting-vegan-dishes-menu/transcript">Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-09-17/putting-vegan-dishes-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:30 -0400 The Kojo Nnamdi Show 26079 at http://thekojonnamdishow.org