Agriculture

Local And National Marijuana Debate

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

Curbing The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Overprescription of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that kill thousands each year. Antibiotics in animal feed add to the problem. We look at how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups aim to track antibiotic use and curb overuse.

Foreign Food Aid And The Farm Bill

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The so-called farm bill is about a lot more than agriculture subsidies and food stamps. We explore why people around the world closely watched its passage, and where food aid fits into U.S. diplomatic strategy.

Tracing Coffee From Ethiopia To D.C.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Few countries are as synonymous with coffee as Ethiopia, whose exports reach consumers all over the world. Fresh from a learning tour of Ethiopia, Kojo explores the links between the coffee American consumers drink and the economic fortunes of the farmers who grow it.

Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Two pork producers say they'll improve treatment of their hogs and sows in a move that's been applauded by animal welfare groups. We explore animal welfare and the food we eat.

Managing The Region's Deer Population

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

They may be pretty wildlife, but they can also be a Lyme disease-carrying nuisance and driving hazard. The region's deer population and how it's managed continues to be the subject of debate.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

Ancient Grains And Wild Greens (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

Family Fun For Winter Break

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether you've got relatives in town for the holidays or need to entertain the kids over winter break, we've got some ideas for fun and unusual things to do in our area.

Bottles And Brains: What Wine Tells Us About Consumer Behavior

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Do we judge wine bottles by their labels the same way we might judge books by their covers? We explore the psychology behind how wine is marketed and what it says about consumer behavior.

Labeling GMO Foods

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

SNAP Benefits On The Line

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The House and Senate are meeting again to try to hash out differences over the farm bill, stalled since early summer over SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

Drinking Water From The Potomac River

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Three-fourths of our region's drinking water comes from the Potomac, but there are new concerns about contaminants in the river. Kojo examines the challenges facing the source of our drinking water.

Economic Effects Of The Political Standoff

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Congress may be nearing a last-minute deal to avert default, but the budget standoff's effects already may be rippling across the economy. Thousands of federal employees and contractors have lost paychecks and looming cuts and businesses have been tightening their belts to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. We explore the what it means for the economic picture going forward.

The Greek Yogurt Craze

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

We explore what's behind the Greek yogurt craze and how it's affecting the yogurt products in your supermarket.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.