The Politics Hour - Nov. 15, 2013

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

Tom Sherwood and Kojo make sense of the results of this week's elections in Virginia and look ahead to big races looming in D.C. and Maryland next year.

Rethinking D.C. School Boundaries

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

For the first time in 30 years, the District of Columbia is redrawing its school boundaries and feeder patterns. Kojo explores how school maps could be redrawn and how the process will play out before the changes take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.

Minimum Wage: Policy And Politics

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at what competing proposals for minimum wage increases in Washington and Maryland mean for workers, businesses and the regional economy.

The Politics Hour - Oct 25, 2013

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Jolene Ivey, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland, and John Bell, a Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

The Politics Hour - Oct 18, 2013

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

The Politics Hour - Oct 11, 2013

Kojo and Tom chat with David Ramadan, the Republican who represents Virginia's 87th district in the commonwealth's House of Delegates, and soon-to-be Democratic D.C. Council candidate Charles Allen.

The Politics Hour - Oct 4, 2013

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Government Shutdown Day 2: Local Fallout

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As the federal government shutdown entered its second day, legislators whose districts have been particularly hard hit began looking for ways to minimize the local impact.

The Politics Hour - September 27, 2013

D.C. Council Member David Catania (I - At Large) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour - Sept 20, 2013

D.C. mayoral candidate Tommy Wells joins Kojo and Tom, along with Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for governor in Virginia.

Security Clearances: Who Gets Them And Why?

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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Kojo talks with experts about how government background checks work and discusses how the suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter's checkered history passed the test.

The Navy Yard Shootings: Coordinating A Response And Healing Hearts

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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We hear from an emergency management expert on how agencies coordinate their response. And we get an update from WAMU's Elliott Francis on how the local community is coming together to heal hearts in the wake of tragedy.

Continuing Coverage: The Navy Yard Shootings

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joins Kojo to chat about the ongoing response to the shooting spree at the Navy Yard.

The Politics Hour - Sept 13, 2013

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Stephen Cordi, the District's deputy chief financial officer, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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