Arts & Culture

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.

Movies Making A Difference

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Many filmmakers pour their passion into a movie, hoping to spark discussion, action, or even legislation. We explore social action documentaries.

Colum McCann: "TransAtlantic"

Wednesday, Jun 12, 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.

The Smithsonian Explores Navigation

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution examines the history and future of navigation, from following the North Star at sea to following the GPS in your cell phone.

Bubble Burst? The Hirshhorn At A Crossroads

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The "Hirshhorn Bubble" was supposed to transform an iconic building along the National Mall. But the project is now in jeopardy.

Supernova Performance Art Festival

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

With a performance art festival in June, Rosslyn, Virginia hopes to add "arts destination" to its list of reasons to spend time in its corporate downtown spaces.

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Karen Russell earned early praise for her work: a coveted "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation for her first short story collection, and her first novel, "Swamplandia!," was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. She's in the studio with Kojo to talk about her latest work.

Summer Reading

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Looking for a great summer read? We've got a selection of novels, biographies, poetry and humor to recommend.

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