D.C.'s Dunbar High, America's First Black Public High School

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with journalist and author Alison Stewart to explore the history of D.C.'s Dunbar High School, the first public high school in America for black students.

The Politics Hour

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

The Money Network Behind D.C.'s "Shadow Campaign"

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We talk with Washington Post reporter Nikita Stewart about the local D.C. businessman at the center of a federal investigation and how his money is connected to campaigns far beyond the District.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Mark Obenshain, Virginia's Republican candidate for attorney general, and Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett join The Politics Hour team.

A Survey Of The D.C. Museum Landscape

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Museums in and around D.C. house historic collections and great works of art that simultaneously draw tourists and support local community programs. We consider the challenges, and opportunities, of operating a museum in a unique cultural landscape and explore implications of recent shakeups on the museum scene.

Foreign Investors Snap Up D.C. Real Estate

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Investors from Abu Dhabi to Norway, Qatar to Korea are buying office buildings and development projects in D.C. We explore what booming foreign investment means for the city.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Aug 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

Too Few Cooks In The Kitchen: Local Restaurants Face Labor Shortage

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo asks experts why many local restaurant owners can't find enough qualified staff to run their kitchens and serve their diners.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia's Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam, and D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Harriet Tregoning, the director of the District's office of planning, and Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin (D) join the Politics Hour gang in the studio.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Elliott Holt: "You Are One Of Them"

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Author Elliott Holt's debut novel is rooted in Cold War D.C. and post-Soviet Russia, but raises universal questions about trust and truth. Kojo asks Holt about the nature of truth, the Cold War's pop cultural legacy and the writing process.

"Super-Minimum Wage" Coming To D.C.?

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week, the D.C. Council approved a "super-minimum wage" that would require retailers with big corporate revenues and big stores -- like Home Depot, Macy's Costco and Walmart -- to pay a higher hourly wage than many of their competitors.

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