Agriculture

Migrating from Central America: A Photo Essay

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

They're desperate to get out of Central America and enter the U.S. -- undocumented immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families. They show up on the nightly news in political battles about where to house them and...

Super Foods

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

A new "super banana" is being tested that adds crucial Vitamin A to a staple food in Africa. We explore the implications of "biofortified" foods.

Invasive Bugs

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

They're the ultimate hitch-hikers: bugs that hop into cargo ships or suitcases and travel abroad. We'll explore how invasive species of bugs are damaging crops and annoying humans.

Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

In anticipation of this weekend's Belmont Stakes, and in honor of Triple Crown contender California Chrome's Maryland roots, Kojo explores how revenue from slot machine gambling has revived horse racing and breeding in Maryland.

The Politics of School Meal Standards

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

First Lady Michelle Obama engaged Congress this week in a debate over nationwide standards for school lunches.We explore the issues in play and why the the first lady felt compelled to make a rare foray into a direct political debate.

USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, joins Kojo in the studio.

"A Farm Dies Once a Year"

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Arlo Crawford grew up on New Morning Farm in Pennsylvania, which has been selling organic vegetables at in the District since the 1970s. The year he was 31, Crawford took a break from his job and returned to the farm for a growing season...

A Lime Shortage and Our Food Market

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

Ninety-eight percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, where a confluence of factors have led to a shortage of the fruit. We explore what's behind the spike in lime prices.

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.

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