DC Politics Hour: WAMU in Ward 5

Friday, Oct 11, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.

Economic development and education are two issues that Ward 5 residents say top their list of concerns. As the "WAMU In Your Ward" continues, we discuss the issues of Ward 5 and more.

Academic Freedom

Thursday, Sep 26, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

We think of college campuses as a breeding ground of free speech and dissent. But these days, some professors and even students are being silenced. A look at the current state of free speech in academia.

The Teacher Shortage

Monday, Sep 23, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Twenty percent of new teachers, half of them in urban areas, will quit within five years. Can we still push for higher standards while trying to solve the ongoing teacher shortage? A look at teaching standards and certification on this...

Metts and Domenech

Monday, Aug 26, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Suburbs are now dealing with a problem that cities have dealt with for years -- extreme overcrowding in schools. A conversation with Iris Metts from Prince George's County and Daniel Domenech from Fairfax County on how our region is taking...

International Students in the Washington Area

Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

With its dozens of universities, DC is the hub for international students in America. Join Kojo for a look at how proposed changes to INS regulations and the crackdown on student visa violations may affect our region's economy, housing...

First Generation College Graduates

Monday, Jul 8, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

Many of the most creative solutions challenging the status quo these days are coming from first generation college graduates. Join Kojo for a look at the phenomenon of being first in your family to complete college and the impact such an...

English as an Official Language

Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

In some cities, more than half of the kids in English as a Second Language or E-S-L programs are native-born Americans. It's just one of the controversies leading to the growth of English-only movements around the country.

UDC President

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

The University of the District of Columbia plays a unique role in our city, serving more than five thousand students each year. Join Kojo to discuss the challenges and the opportunities facing UDC as it moves into the twenty-first century.

School Truancy

Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Skipping school used to be a favorite activity of trouble-makers. But today, nationwide truancy is hitting all-time highs for both good and bad kids, and even among pre-teens. Join Kojo for a local look at how to keep students in the...

Saving for College

Monday, Apr 15, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

If you're not saving for your child's college education, you're missing out on some great deals. Join Kojo to explore the options, from pre-paid tuition to credit card bonus programs.

Elected School Boards

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

It's tradition to have an elected school board, but some school districts are self-destructing and mayors and state legislatures are stepping in. Join Kojo for a discussion on school boards and whether they are part of the problem or the...

Progressive Colleges

Friday, Mar 29, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

The college of old may be changing, as more institutions are trying to embrace new teaching methods that focus on students and their needs. Join Kojo for a discussion on progressive colleges and their impact on higher education.

Space is Special

Monday, Feb 25, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

Space Camp is set up for academically gifted children. But that didn't stop one teacher from getting his entire class, with disabilities ranging from turrets to downs syndrome, to experience life as an astronaut. Making the dreams of...

DC Politics Hour

Friday, Feb 15, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

980 million minus 200 million equals the school board's new budget. And the Inspector General offers another vague deadline for the mayoral fund-raising report. Join guest host Bruce DePuyt and NBC News 4 reporter Tom Sherwood, today's...

Robert Olen Butler

Thursday, Feb 7, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

What is the thought process behind creative writing? Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler decided to show this process rather than to describe it. He created his most recent work of fiction on the Internet, where his students...

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