Environment

Shaping The City: Rethinking Planning Rules

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Traditional zoning ordinances took hold a century ago to control what was built where, how densely and how tall. We explore how different jurisdictions are rethinking the rules.

Bringing Animals Back From Extinction

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.

The Science Behind Good Design

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

Why are some shapes more pleasing to us than others? And is beautiful design the same as good design? We explore what nature and science have to say.

Our Region's Growing Bike Culture

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We're talking bike safety, rules of the road and the campaign to get more women on bikes.

Shaping The City: Design For A Graying Population

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Wider sidewalks, front door thresholds with no step up, buttons on traffic signals that give pedestrians a bit longer to cross the street. Kojo explores urban design that accommodates an aging population.

Architecture For The Rest Of Us

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.

The Small, But Mighty Menhaden

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

Menhaden, or pogy, is a fairly small fish that's been getting a lot of attention. We talk about new catch quotas and the menhaden's place in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

The Parking Wars Of 2012

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

We chat with the parking manager of D.C's transportation department about the ideas behind the city's plans, and what they mean for future of D.C. neighborhoods.

Risk, Rising Seas And Regional Coastlines

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

How local beachfront communities are preparing for the worst, and whether those efforts are enough in an increasingly unpredictable climate.

Tree Cleanup After A Storm

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

How trees around the city, businesses and homeowners fared during superstorm Sandy, and what can be done to prepare for future storms.

Surviving The Superstorm - Day Three

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The "superstorm" may have passed, but the Washington region is far from out to the woods -- we'll chat with local officials who are monitoring Sandy's continued effects on the area.

Green Energy And All Things Tech With Alexis Madrigal

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with journalist and author Alexis Madrigal about putting today's tech stories in context and what energy entrepreneurs can learn from the past.

Getting Outside This Fall

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

If you're looking to get outdoors this fall, there are hidden gems around the region to explore. Join us for tips on where to enjoy the great outdoors this season.

Bugs Of Fall

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:28 p.m.

"Bug guy" Mike Raupp joins us to talk about mosquitoes, West Nile virus and the legions of stink bugs invading many homes.

Climate Services

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how government planners, farmers, energy companies and a range of other businesses use climate and weather data for short and long-range planning.

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