Economy

Tax Time Headaches for Same-Sex Couples

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo explores some of the new tax pitfalls facing same-sex married couples and finds out answers to your tax questions as the April 15 deadline approaches.

The Longevity Gap

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

While those in higher income brackets have seen dramatic increases in life expectancy in the past few decades, those on the lower end of the scale arent living longer, and some are even losing years. We explore the reasons behind the longevity gap.

Michael Lewis: "Flash Boys"

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

American stock exchanges are designed to favor an elite group of high-frequency traders, at the expense of everyday investors. A new book by "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis tells the tale.

Coping With Rising Food Prices

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

In February, food prices rose more than they have in any month since 2011, and forecasters expect the trend to continue. We consider the variety of local and global factors behind the numbers and learn how to stretch food budget dollars while maintaining a healthy diet.

Report: Income Inequality Widening In The District

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District of Columbia has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any large city in the country, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. Kojo speaks with one of the study's authors and explores the implications of income inequality in the District, as well as policies being offered as potential course corrections.

New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

The Changing Nature Of Workplace Benefits

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

We explore changes in workplace benefits like pensions and health care, as well as what health care reform means for those who are locked into a job for the benefits.

Phone Rates For Inmates

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

New FCC rules capping rates for interstate phone calls to and from prisons went into effect recently. We speak to prisoner advocates and telecom companies about the change.

Military Budget Proposal

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

As U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is looking to trim its budget. We hear what's on the table, why change is necessary and how it will affect military families.

A New Poll On The District's Mayoral Race

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A new WAMU 88.5/NBC 4 poll reveals what's on voters minds as the mayoral race in the District heads into its final stretch.

Maryland's Troubled Health Care Exchange

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

After months of technical and other glitches with Maryland's health care exchange website, state health officials this week terminated their contract with the company that built the site, echoing a move in January by the federal government.

Shaping The City: Outgoing D.C. Planning Director Harriet Tregoning

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As head of D.C.'s Office of Planning through the past two mayoral administrations, Harriet Tregoning has had a hands-on role over city policy. We speak with her about her tenure and what's next for her in a new job within the Obama administration.

Labor Unions Contemplate The Future

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

An effort to organize Volkswagen workers in Tennessee was hailed as a potential breakthrough for organized labor in the South. We explore where the labor movement is headed from here, including in so-called "right-to-work" states in our region.

Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.

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