Environment

An Ancient Sea Under The Chesapeake

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

We explore the discovery of an ancient sea deep below the mouth of the Chesapeake with one of the lead scientists on the project.

The Future Of The Past: New Frontiers In Exploration

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Explorers of the past spent years investigating sites in far flung corners of the world. Kojo talks with National Geographic Explorers about the innovative tools they're using and what they're finding.

National Aquarium

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We talk with John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium.

Labeling GMO Foods

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

Drinking Water From The Potomac River

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Three-fourths of our region's drinking water comes from the Potomac, but there are new concerns about contaminants in the river. Kojo examines the challenges facing the source of our drinking water.

Getting Outdoors This Fall

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

If you're looking to get outdoors this fall, there are endless opportunities to paddle, hike, bike or stay in the city and explore a new neighborhood. Join us for tips on ways you can connect with nature or a new neighborhood.

Re-Imagining The Anacostia River

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Long known as a polluted and unsightly tributary, the Anacostia River is in the midst of a makeover. We explore the effort to transform it into Washington's Central Park.

Boosting Public Access To The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Chesapeake Bay has more than 11,000 miles of shoreline but only 2 percent of it offers swimmers, boaters and fisherman access to the Bay. We explore the push for more public access.

Shaping The City: The National Mall As America's Gathering Place

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we explore the role of the National Mall in hosting landmark events past, present and future.

Aging Water Infrastructure

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Last month's threatened water shutoff in Prince George's County put the spotlight on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. We talk with General Manager and CEO Jerry Johnson about how they keep the water flowing and manage an aging underground infrastructure.

The Future Of Georgetown

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

One of D.C.'s most venerable neighborhoods is contemplating it's future in a changing city. Kojo explores historic Georgetown's efforts to envision the future.

Shaping The City: Big Box Goes Urban

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Architect, urban planner and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis joins Kojo to explore how big box retailers typically associated with the suburbs may soon be affecting the look and feel of urban neighborhoods in our region.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

Mark Tercek: "Nature's Fortune"

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Mark Tercek, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy, about the areas where he believes the interests of the environmental movement overlap with those of "Corporate America."

Shaping The City: Withstanding The Force Of Nature

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The devastating tornado in Oklahoma has people wondering how their own home would withstand nature's extremes. Architect Roger Lewis answers questions about the structural integrity we need in the D.C. region.

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