Arts & Culture

"In the Shadow of the Banyan" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 at 12:38 p.m.

Author Vaddey Ratner has written a novel based on her experience growing up in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge as a way to honor the memory of those, including her father, who did not survive. We talk with her about making peace with the past and moving forward with purpose.

What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.

Mapping Virginia (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

Winter Fun With Kids (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Dec 24, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

It's winter break for most kids, and with few outdoor options, many parents worry about cabin fever setting in. We'll help you tap into the indoor and outdoor winter fun around our region.

Junot Diaz: "This Is How You Lose Her" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Dec 24, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Junot Diaz's small but powerful body of fiction focuses on characters -- mostly Dominican-American men -- who struggle to define what it means to be a man in a macho culture.

Winter Fun With Kids

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

It's winter break for most kids, and with few outdoor options, many parents worry about cabin fever setting in. We'll help you tap into the indoor and outdoor winter fun around our region.

Our Region Responds To The Newtown Tragedy

Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the overlapping issues of school safety, gun control and the challenges of talking to kids about tragic news.

Kids And Young Adult Winter Reading

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Winter reading suggestions for the tots and teens in your life.

The Craft Of Speechwriting

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores what goes into crafting a great speech with people who've helped craft words for presidents themselves.

What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.

Debating Government Arts Funding

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

As the showdown over averting the "fiscal cliff" heats up, funding for the arts isnt making headlines. But arts organizations fear big cuts, while conservatives hope to make their case for the separation of art and state. We explore the future of public arts funding.

Mapping Virginia

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

"The Entertainer"

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:23 p.m.

Lyle Talbot's Hollywood career spanned four decades, from near-stardom alongside Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis to roles in Ed Wood's famously terrible B-movies. Margaret Talbot's new book paints a portrait of her father and Tinseltown's golden years in "The Entertainer."

Rain Pryor

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

An artist with one of the most recognizable names in show business is bringing new visibility to a small theater company in Baltimore.

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