Conflict

"E-Team" - Investigating Human Rights Abuses In Times of War

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, much of the fighting has essentially taken place in a black box outside the view of the rest of the world. But in 2013, a team of human rights investigators snuck into the country in the wake...

El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

A Power-Sharing Deal In Afghanistan

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan's contested months-long presidential election process. Ghani agreed to share power with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who will become the country's chief executive.

The Price Of Progress In Rwanda

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Twenty years after Rwanda's horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame is widely praised for dramatically reducing poverty and increasing life expectancy in his tiny, land-locked African nation. But critics say the economic progress comes at...

U.S. Airstrikes On Syria

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Yesterday the U.S. launched multiple pre-dawn airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. We explore what it means for the U.S. and the region.

Intimate Partner Violence: A Personal Perspective

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Ray Rice incident has confronted our country with the complex issue of domestic abuse. Kojo explores intimate partner violence with a survivor and a local expert.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) about a proposal to authorize the use of military force against Islamic extremists.

"Operation Shakespeare" - Protecting U.S. Military Technology

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Kojo chats with investigative reporter John Shiffman, who unearthed the story of an elaborate sting operation designed to combat the illegal theft of American military secrets.

Expanding Drone Operations in Africa

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Yesterday, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. We explore the growing U.S. counterterrorism presence in Africa.

"Blue-Eyed Boy" - A Journalist's Memoir

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Kojo talks with journalist Robert Timberg about his new memoir. In it, Timberg recounts injuries sustained in Vietnam his service and reveals how his reinvention as a journalist helped to heal the mental and physical wounds he suffered.

Your Turn

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The NCAA considers letting the top five sports conferences set looser scholarship rules, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close and a guitarist sues Metro so he can play for tips there. It's your turn to set the agenda.

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with John Sopko, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Hashtag Diplomacy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

Ukraine and Russia on the Brink

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Cross-border tensions over the shadowy war between Russia and Ukraine are at a boiling point following attacks and evidence of Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine. Kojo explores what's at stake and what's next diplomatically.

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