DC

D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and the number of venues is dwindling? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem.

The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.

The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour - June 13, 2014

With just days to go before Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, Democratic candidate Doug Gansler joins the Politics Hour in the studio.

"Social Impact Bonds" Come to Washington

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Local governments around the country are experimenting with "Social Impact Bonds," a new fundraising tool that leverages private investment to solve public problems.

The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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