Arts & Culture

Sandra Boynton: "Frog Trouble"

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

Beloved children's author, illustrator and songwriter Sandra Boynton has gone country in her latest album, "Frog Trouble," with a roster of big-name stars lending their talents.

Dara Horn: "A Guide For The Perplexed"

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.

A brilliant software developer, Josie, creates a program to record and archive everything we do and say. A 19th-century scholar discovers a treasure trove of ancient documents in a Cairo "genizah," or synagogue's repository for holy items that cannot be discarded. The narratives in Dara Horn's new novel intersect when Josie is kidnapped in Egypt, raising questions about what it means to remember the past.

Shaping The City: Placemaking Through Public Art

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In communities across the country, government agencies and city councils are pairing with individual artists and arts nonprofits to create a stronger sense of place through art.

"Miss Manners Minds Your Business:" Etiquette In The Workplace

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether you're a cubicle dweller or occupy a corner office, proper protocol in the office has changed drastically in recent years. Enter Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, who takes on everything from email etiquette to office dress codes in a new book.

Professional Tips On Cell Phone Photography

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Cell phone cameras are ubiquitous and their features are increasingly sophisticated. A professional photographer offers tips for taking great cell phone photos.

Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. We explore the myriad proposed changes to tattoo and piercing regulations.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

"Americanah" is a novel that unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

'Souvenir Nation' At The Smithsonian

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We talk with the curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit about the evolution of souvenirs and what we can learn from those early relics.

The Sights And Sounds Of The March On Washington

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

On the 50th anniversary of the March, we take a listen back to the music that served as a soundtrack of the day and consider the importance of folk and protest music in the civil rights movement.

50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Fifty years ago final preparations for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" were underway. We talk with speechwriter Clarence B. Jones and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton about their recollection of that day and the way ahead for the civil rights movement.

Another America: Liberia's Story

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

In 1840, a group of about 80 African-Americans set sail for the west coast of Africa to establish a new nation based on ideals gleaned from the American experiment. We explore Liberia's unique history.

African Diaspora International Film Festival

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:36 p.m.

The 7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival returns to D.C. with films highlighting the experience of people of African descent and people of color around the world.

A Survey Of The D.C. Museum Landscape

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Museums in and around D.C. house historic collections and great works of art that simultaneously draw tourists and support local community programs. We consider the challenges, and opportunities, of operating a museum in a unique cultural landscape and explore implications of recent shakeups on the museum scene.

The Washington Post: Sold

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Late Monday, The Washington Post Co. announced it will sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos. We explore how the change will affect the local and national media environment.

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