Arts & Culture

A Snapshot of DC Voters: The Kojo Nnamdi Show / Washington City Paper Poll

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With less than a week before election day, we explore a new poll of likely voters in DC.

The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

A century and a half after his mysterious demise, Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic and macabre stories and poems continue to influence and inspire. We examine his local ties--in both Baltimore and Richmond--and the lore surrounding Poe and his works.

Old-Time Radio And "The Big Broadcast"

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

WAMU's own Ed Walker, host of "The Big Broadcast," and old-time radio aficionado Jack French discuss the golden age of radio and the future of broadcast storytelling.

A Decade Of Documentaries In D.C.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

The "Decade of Docs in Our City" festival celebrates local filmmakers of short and feature length documentaries made in the Washington region.

"E-Team" - Investigating Human Rights Abuses In Times of War

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, much of the fighting has essentially taken place in a black box outside the view of the rest of the world. But in 2013, a team of human rights investigators snuck into the country in the wake...

Critical Mass: Fall TV And Diversity On The Small Screen

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As fall begins, a new slate of TV shows is hitting the airwaves. We convene a round table of TV critics to consider the state of diversity and quality on the small screen.

U2, Apple And The Value Of Music In The Digital Era

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Millions of smartphone users were surprised to learn this month that the rock band U2 had not only made a new album available to them for free, but that it was already loaded into their iPhones. Join Kojo for a Tech Tuesday conversation about the intersection of technology and music.

Joseph Marcell as "King Lear"

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

"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.

Gene Weingarten & Eric Shansby on Comedy and Collaboration

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

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 & Dog' about a kid named Sid and his adoring dog, Murphy.

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."

The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Personal drones with cameras attached are increasingly popular with everyone from filmmakers to hobbyists. We explore the evolving legal and social norms for flying them.

African Diaspora International Film Festival

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival comes to Washington, D.C. from Aug. 22 to 24. We meet the filmmakers and explore new films from the African diaspora.

'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

Planning Parties and Marking Milestones with New Technology

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Invitations go out online, ideas for favors and games are sourced via Pinterest, the cake is ordered for delivery through a bakery website and moments captured by guests on cell phones posted instantly to social media. Websites, apps and innovative software platforms keep legwork to a minimum and help streamline the party planning process. We consider the pros and cons of deploying tech ahead of and during milestone events.

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