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"The Stager" by Susan Coll

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

Local author Susan Coll talks with Kojo about her satirical take on relationships and real estate in her new novel 'The Stager.'

Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.

Two local universities will get half their energy next year from solar power. The deal could encourage more schools and businesses to move away from fossil fuels, but raises questions about cost and efficiency.

D.C. Tour Guide Licensing Changes

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling may do away with the 108-year-old requirement that "sightseeing tour guide"s in the District be licensed. Some professional and part-time guides are sorry to see the requirement go, while others say good riddance - we hear from both sides.

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.

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