Economy

The Navy Prepares For The Sequester

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The U.S. Navy has been readying for the budget cuts that sequestration will bring if it goes into effect later this week. We go beyond the headlines to find out why the cuts will hit this branch of the military so hard, so fast.

Trade War In The Caribbean: The Antigua-US Gambling Dispute

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo explores the fallout from a World Trade Organization decision to let a tiny Caribbean nation pirate American movies and media as retribution in an international trade dispute.

Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Hundreds of Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to raise awareness about hunger in the affluent county, but some people who struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive.

The Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Chinese hackers attack three major American newspapers, BlackBerry unveils two new phones and the FCC wants to build free nationwide Wi-Fi networks. The Computer Guys and Gal join us for a tech conversation.

The Push To Overhaul Immigration

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A group of senators and President Barack Obama have both unveiled plans to fix what's ailing the nation's immigration policy. Kojo examines what they agree on and where the challenges lie.

Dulles Airport At 50

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As Washington Dulles International Airport marks its 50th anniversary, we look at how its growth reflects that of the region and explore what's new at the airport for passengers.

A Bullish Black Market For...Laundry Detergent?

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.

We explore how Tide detergent became a hot commodity in underground economies around the country, and why authorities are concerned.

Economic Reckoning For Local Washington?

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

A new era of federal belt-tightening could have a profound impact of the economies of Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District. We ask whether local economies are facing a reckoning.

The Military In U.S. Culture

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

We explore a growing military-civilian divide and how it shapes our thinking about defense and foreign policy.

Haiti, Lessons Learned?

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Three years after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, many critics feel the international community has squandered a historic opportunity of "building back better." Kojo examines the lessons learned -- and unlearned -- in the wake of disaster.

Urban Strategies as the GOP Looks Ahead

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

After its 2012 election defeat, the Republican party is engaging in some serious soul-searching. We explore what may come next for the party.

What's Ahead For Federal Workers

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

What's ahead as federal workers and agencies try to do more with less.

3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

Governing The Internet

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 1:33 p.m.

Representatives from 193 governments are meeting in Dubai this week to review a treaty that some worry could impose new restrictions on the Internet. Kojo explores concerns about censorship, fees and who should set Internet policy.

Liberating (And Protecting) Health Data

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday talks with Bryan Sivak, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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