Arts & Culture

Labor Day And The DNC

Monday, Sep 3, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Labor leaders, civil rights activists and protesters are gearing up for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Tampa's Gift To Sandwich Lovers: A History Of "The Cuban"

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

This spring, Tampa, Fla., bested Miami when it was voted the true home of the Cuban sandwich by readers of NPR's food blog "The Salt." The debate continues, however, over the sandwich's exact origins, and the proper mix of ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese and mustard served on Cuban breads. We explore Tampa's culinary gifts, including -- and beyond -- the Cuban sandwich.

Party Time At The Conventions

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Across Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., art museums and aquariums are morphing into entertainment venues. We explore how the two parties party at the RNC and DNC.

Mike Birbiglia: "Sleepwalk With Me"

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:37 p.m.

The stand-up comic and frequent contributor to This American Life on life, his career and his new movie, which was co-written by Ira Glass.

Storytelling In The Digital Age

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Many new technologies shorten our attention spans. But New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtel says e-books are breathing life into an old genre: short stories.

Sikh Community Reacts To Shooting

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

A gunman killed six and injured three at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday, stunning the Sikh community in the U.S. and abroad. We talk with a leader in the Washington Sikh community about the reaction among devotees of the faith.

Carolyn Hax And Nick Galifianakis: Tell Me About It

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

It's not your grandmother's advice column: Words of wisdom from Carolyn Hax and Nick Galifianakis.

Kurt Andersen: "True Believers"

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:27 p.m.

You know Kurt Andersen as a journalist and host of public radio's Studio 360. But he's also a novelist and joins Kojo to talk about his latest book and varied career.

"Reading Rainbow" Returns: LeVar Burton

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Actor LeVar Burton on the roles that have defined his career and the relaunch of "Reading Rainbow."

Controversy At The Corcoran

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

Concerns over money and gallery space have leaders at the Corcoran Gallery contemplating a move away from the District.

Picnics: Beyond The Basket (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We're breaking out the wicker basket, gingham tablecloth and bug spray to talk about the best food, spots and supplies for eating alfresco.

Summer Libations

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

When the mercury is rising, few things go down as deliciously as the perfect cold summer cocktail.

Shaping The City: Architecture And Travel

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Across the nation and around the globe, many cities are home to both familiar and unknown architectural gems. Which are the amazing streetscapes and buildings you shouldn't miss? We'll find out.

La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

When Theater Meets Foreign Policy: Cultural Diplomacy

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.

What can foreign policy wonks learn from theater geeks (and vice versa)? Meet a well-respected Iraqi playwright who is in Washington to explore this question.

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