Business

Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher joins Kojo to explore the Social Security Administration's decision to stop efforts to collect on old taxpayer debts to the government.

Shaping the City: Developing the Southwest Waterfront

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with architect Roger Lewis and Monty Hoffman, a lead developer of D.C's ambitious Southwest Waterfront redevelopment project, to talk about the future of the 27-acre site.

Michael Lewis: "Flash Boys"

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

American stock exchanges are designed to favor an elite group of high-frequency traders, at the expense of everyday investors. A new book by "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis tells the tale.

Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.

Report: Income Inequality Widening In The District

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District of Columbia has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any large city in the country, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. Kojo speaks with one of the study's authors and explores the implications of income inequality in the District, as well as policies being offered as potential course corrections.

Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

The Changing Nature Of Workplace Benefits

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

We explore changes in workplace benefits like pensions and health care, as well as what health care reform means for those who are locked into a job for the benefits.

"Truth In Seafood" Labeling

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Lawmakers in Maryland are debating a new proposal that would make it illegal for restaurants and markets to mislabel the food they sell and require them specifically to note where the origins of crab meat they offer to consumers.

Phone Rates For Inmates

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

New FCC rules capping rates for interstate phone calls to and from prisons went into effect recently. We speak to prisoner advocates and telecom companies about the change.

Maryland's Troubled Health Care Exchange

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

After months of technical and other glitches with Maryland's health care exchange website, state health officials this week terminated their contract with the company that built the site, echoing a move in January by the federal government.

Giving And Receiving Feedback At Work

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Annual performance reviews at work can inspire equal measures of dread and renewed dedication to the job. We consider best practices for giving and receiving feedback in the workplace.

Shaping The City: Outgoing D.C. Planning Director Harriet Tregoning

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As head of D.C.'s Office of Planning through the past two mayoral administrations, Harriet Tregoning has had a hands-on role over city policy. We speak with her about her tenure and what's next for her in a new job within the Obama administration.

Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.

Upscaling Comfort Food

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Mac 'n cheese and truffle oil. Pop tarts made from scratch. Many local chefs and restaurants are updating favorites of yesteryear with high end ingredients, new techniques and upscale prices. We examine the power of nostalgia and food, and the flavors that recall our favorite home-cooked meals.

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