Animals

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.

Gardening and Climate Change

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

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.

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.

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.

National Aquarium

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We talk with John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium.

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.

Body Language And Success In The Workplace

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

New research shows that our body language influences our confidence, behavior and even our hormone levels. We explore how an assertive posture can affect performance at work.

Dinosaurs: Big Digs And Local Fossil Finds

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

We get the latest on fossil finds in our region and learn about some of the challenges scientists face in collecting dinosaur remains and other ancient specimens.

Reactive To Predictive: Tracking Global Epidemics

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores how far the scientific community has come in developing new technology and surveillance programs for tracking, predicting and preventing global disease outbreaks.

Food Hubs: From Farm To Table

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

New models are emerging for getting food from farm to fork, including food hubs across D.C.

The Cicadas Are Coming

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

We learn about the wave of cicadas about to hit the Washington region and East Coast, and get a crash course about everything else likely to be crawling around us this spring and summer.

Bringing Animals Back From Extinction

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.

"Kingdom of Rarities"

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

One wildlife biologist is tracking the planet's rarest animals, in hopes of understanding why they’re scarce and what it means for all species. We explore his research, and how technology is helping catalog the world's biodiversity.

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