Arts & Culture

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.

Summer Of The Gun: Baltimore's Violence In Black And White

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the stories behind the sobering new "Summer of the Gun" photo series in Baltimore's City Paper.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah"

Wednesday, Jul 24, 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.

Capital Fringe Festival

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Now in its eighth year, the Capital Fringe Festival is underway, with more than 130 shows in venues across D.C. We get highlights from the festival and speak with some of the performers.

Ballet Russes

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Though few outside the ballet world here know his name,Serge Diaghilev revolutionized dance and music with the Ballet Russes, a radically modern dance company he created in the early 20th century.

Colum McCann: "TransAtlantic" (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Spanning two continents and three centuries, National Book Award winner Colum McCann's latest novel weaves the stories of well-known figures and fictional characters, revealing fiction's role in the telling of history.

"Born On A Mountaintop:" The Legend Of Davy Crockett (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

We explore how legend transformed Davy Crockett into a pop culture icon, from the plays and folklore of his time to Disney’s “Crockett craze” in the 1950s and beyond.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

Alice Smith

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We speak with the singer-songwriter about her new album, "She," and coming into her own as a musician.

A Masterwork On Your Screen: Museums Digitize Collections

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As more museums digitize their collections, we'll explore how technology is bringing the public closer to art and if that changes how we experience it.

D.C. Public Libraries: A Look Back And Ahead With Ginnie Cooper

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper joins Kojo in studio to talk about the past and future of DCPL.

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:06 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.

Screens Under The Stars: Summer's Outdoor Movies

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still catch movie stars under the stars at dozens of outdoor film festivals around our region.

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