Disaster

Climate Services

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how government planners, farmers, energy companies and a range of other businesses use climate and weather data for short and long-range planning.

La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

Hurricanes, Tornadoes & Severe Storms: Are you ready?

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Severe Storms. Early-warning can protect people and property when severe weather hits. But how do you get people to actually HEED the warnings?

Learning from the Octopus

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.

Marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin tells us what humans can learn from the way octopi, fiddler crabs, marmots and schools of fish react to threats.

Repairing the National Cathedral

Monday, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

The National Cathedral is looking for federal funds to repair damage resulting from this summer's earthquake.

Back to Haiti

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Washington has pledged to work with the new government in Port-Au-Prince to kickstart the economy and help with the ongoing recovery effort. We talk with the American Ambassador to Haiti.

In Case of Emergency....

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday the Emergency Alert System --how it works, the surprising ways it's used now, and what you're likely to see and hear during the first ever nationwide test of the system on November 9th.

Farm Subsidies and the Budget

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

We look at the often misunderstood and always controversial policies around farm subsidies.

Recovery in Japan's Supply Chain

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether your next auto or electronics purchase may be affected by the March 11, 2001 earthquake.

Instability in Sudan and the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

In Somalia, security forces recently killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in the region. In Sudan, military tensions have regional observers worried about a return to civil war in that country's Southern region. We explore Washington's delicate balancing act in the Horn of Africa.

Countries Explore Reality of Shuttering Nuclear Power

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Germany says it will stop using nuclear power by 2022. Similar sentiments are being heard in Japan, Italy, and Austria. Can it be done? What will it take for heavily industrialized countries to expand renewable sources?

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.

Kojo chats with the former Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres, a man now responsible for helping hundreds of thousands of displaced people around the world.

Seismic Inequality

Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:26 p.m.

When an earthquake hits, the death toll is usually directly related to whether a country has a strict building code in place. Despite that, we find out why some development experts argue AGAINST spending dollars on better construction in poor countries.

"Global Warming" or "Global Weirding"?

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:15 p.m.

We'll discuss what extreme weather says about the state of our planet.

The Haitian Diaspora (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show begins a week of special broadcasts with a look at how local Haitian-American communities are influencing efforts on the ground in Haiti.

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