Environment

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.

Growing Gardens Through Summer Heat

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.

Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...

Climate Change In Our National Parks (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

Offshore Wind

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

After years of legal hurdles and local opposition, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is moving forward off the coast of Cape Cod. Maryland is getting into the act, recently passing legislation to help develop an offshore wind project planned for Ocean City.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 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.

Climate Change In Our National Parks

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

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