Elections

It's Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

Your Turn: Voter ID Laws Suffer Blow, Changes Coming to Pepco

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

On Wednesday, nuclear energy giant Exelon bought energy utility Pepco, sparking hopes of improved service for local residents. It's 'your turn' to weigh in on those and other stories in the news.

El Salvador's New President

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As Salvadorans choose between two candidates in a presidential runoff election, we explore the challenges the victor will face, including gangs, drugs and poverty.

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.

Ukraine's Political Crisis

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Ukraine's political crisis entered a new phase over the weekend as embattled President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and Parliament named its speaker as interim head of state, with plans to form a temporary government this week.

Boosting Voter Turnout in Local Elections

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

All too often, city officials are elected with only 10 or 20 percent of registered voters participating. We look at efforts in Takoma Park and elsewhere to boost voter turnout for local races.

Election 2013: A Virginia GOP Shake-up

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) announced today that he's suspending his campaign for governor in 2013. We examine what this means for the election and the future of his party.

Electoral Dysfunction

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Long lines, technical glitches and confusion over new voting rules marred Tuesday's presidential election. We look at the factors behind our flawed election process, and what's being done to address problems.

International Perspectives On The Election

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

U.S. presidential elections garner almost as much media coverage in foreign countries as they do here. We get perspectives from journalists around the world.

Virginia Ballot Initiatives

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.

We'll also check in with WAMU reporter Michael Pope for insight into Virginia's ballot initiatives.

Election 2012: Maryland's Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:24 p.m.

Will Maryland voters be the first in the country to approve same-sex marriage through a ballot referendum? Kojo explores Question 6 on the Maryland ballot.

George McGovern: A Historical Perspective

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

George McGovern may be best known for losing one of the most lopsided presidential races in history, but he left an enduring impact on Washington -- and on a generation of politicians who followed him.

Maryland Ballot Question 7: Las Vegas On The Potomac?

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo examines the most expensive campaign in Maryland history, and asks what a high-end casino at National Harbor would mean for Prince George's County and the region.

Spotlight On Charlotte

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.

North Carolina's fastest-growing city is in the spotlight this week as host of the Democratic National Convention. We look at what makes Charlotte tick and how the city is handling the deluge of delegates, protesters, media and VIPs.

A War On Women?

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Democrats used the first day of their convention to make the case that Republicans are waging "war on women." We explore the politics of issues like abortion and pay equity.

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