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Leadership Changes at the DC Fire Department

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement after three years at the helm of the troubled department. We look at his tenure and what's next for D.C.'s emergency services.

The Clark Family and The Corcoran Museum

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

We examine how former Montana senator and copper barron W.A. Clark and his youngest daughter, Huguette, became major benefactors of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

D.C. Jazz History (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

The Politics Hour - May 23, 2014

D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour - May 16, 2014

David Catania, a member of the D.C. Council and an independent candidate for mayor, joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

D.C. Jazz History

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

"Dream City" - Four Decades of Local D.C. History

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Two decades ago, journalists Tom Sherwood and Harry Jaffe set out to document the short and tumultuous history of local government in the District of Columbia. But today's D.C. is a different place from the one Sherwood and Jaffe wrote about in their 1994 book, "Dream City." They join Kojo in the studio chat about how the city's changed and what remains the same.

The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014

Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour - May 2, 2014

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

Opera in the Outfield

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

For the sixth year of "Opera in the Outfield," the Washington National Opera will broadcast a live performance of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" on the big screen at Washington’s ball park. Kojo talks about the organization's efforts to make opera more accessible.

The Politics Hour - April 25, 2014

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker (D) joins Kojo in the studio.

D.C.'s Human Services Director On Homelessness

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Dave Berns, the director of the District's Department of Human Services, joins Kojo to chat about the city's approach to homelessness.

The Politics Hour - April 18, 2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Contemporary Religion on Capitol Hill

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

The interdenominational National Community Church serves a range residents in and around D.C., including Hill staffers and the homeless. We talk with lead pastor and founder Mark Batterson about the growth of the faith community.

D.C. Lawmakers Sue Mayor Over Budget Autonomy

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore a legal standoff between the D.C. Council and the city's mayor over the District's rights to budget its own tax dollars.

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