Economy

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.

Foodie History: Cookbooks And American Food Culture

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Home cooks have long relied on cookbooks for inspiration and practical education in the kitchen. But cookbooks also serve as interesting historical documents.

80 Years Of Federal Diary

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

In November 1932, The Washington Post launched a new column known as the Federal Diary. Kojo explores the colorful history of the publication.

"Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder"

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

"The Black Swan" author Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses his latest work "Antifragile" and how we can thrive in a world controlled by randomness.

State Of The Labor Union

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.

Labor issues are hitting some big-name companies, including Hostess cakes where a strike could shut down operations permanently. We explore the strategies of companies and workers, and whether labor movements are gaining traction after years of being on the defensive.

Using (And Abusing) Data To Rank Colleges

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.

Last week, U.S. News and World Report dropped George Washington University from their all-important "Best Colleges" list over inflated data.

HOT Lanes, Hot Mess?

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Last weekend, "high occupancy toll lanes" -- commonly called HOT Lanes-- came to the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway. What some hail as the roads of the future, others aren't so sure about.

"Reverse Brain Drain"

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.

We examine why the flow of intellect and skilled labor from poor to rich nations is reversing, and find out how it's impacting our area.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Forging ahead on a casino at National Harbor, Md., streetcars in Arlington, Va., and school closings in the District. It's our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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