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 Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood sit down with Abigail Smith, D.C.'s deputy mayor for education.

U Street Liquor Moratorium?

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

As new bars and restaurants continue to open along the 14th and U Street corridor, some residents complain that their neighborhood is awash with liquor licensed establishments.

D.C. Public Libraries: A Look Back And Ahead With Ginnie Cooper

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper joins Kojo in studio to talk about the past and future of DCPL.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

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

The Politics Hour

Friday, Jun 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood sit down with U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen to chat about the recent prosecution of local corruption cases.

A Tale Of Two Sequesters

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Three months after the federal budget cuts known as the sequester took effect, some say the exercise has proved relatively painless, but others insist programs serving the most needy are taking damaging hits. We examine the sequester's local impact and explore how the budget cuts will continue to unfold.

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Jack Evans, longtime member of the D.C. Council and soon-to-be mayoral candidate.

The Washington Post Cookbook

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The Washington Post Food section's 1956 debut was announced with a headline declaring “Mrs. Homemaker, This Is for You!” We talk with editor Bonnie Benwick about the stories behind the recipes in the newspaper's first cookbook.

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