Animals

Tracking Trends In Bird Populations

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.

The director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo shares the latest annual count of birds that are thriving and those in decline, and examines humans' role in both degrading and conserving bird habitats.

Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

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."

Rock Creek Park: Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rock Creek Park celebrates its 125th anniversary next year. We speak with two local experts with books about the history, flora, and fauna that abound in Washington's "backyard."

Virus Hunters: Ebola and Tracking Viral Threats

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with global virus hunters about their work, the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how "medical diplomacy" is impacting health from the most remote village to the biggest metro area.

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...

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

Zoos play a major role in preserving and protecting the animals that call them home. But during the past few years, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had to scrape and claw to fight off its own extinction. The zoo's president and CEO joins us in the studio to reflect on its recent challenges and explore where it fits into the fabric of the Mid-Atlantic region.

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.

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