Environment

Outdoor Destinations for Fall

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Labor Day's upon us and that means stashing bathing suits and beach chairs and lacing up the hiking boots or biking shoes. We explore outdoor recreation destinations for Fall.

Hurricane Irene

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Hurricane Irene is heading for the East Coast...we'll get an update on the storm.

Keystone Pipeline Protests

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

It's being billed as 'the largest act of civil disobedience' in decades. Find out who is protesting outside the White House and why . . .

Summer Bugs

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.

For some people the bugs of summer are pests to be avoided. For Mike Raupp, they're creatures to be celebrated and studied. They're also living sensors for our local environment. We explore the world of mosquitos, cicadas and "lightning...

Farm Subsidies and the Budget

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

We look at the often misunderstood and always controversial policies around farm subsidies.

The Challenge of Pedestrian-Friendly Planning

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We look at some of the challenges our region faces in balancing the needs of pedestrians and cars.

Volunteer Tourism

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Can tourism make the world a better place? World travelers are setting aside days or weeks of their vacations to help build schools, teach courses, and volunteer in the local communities they visit. At its best, "voluntourism" creates...

America Before the Revolution (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jul 4, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Daniel Richter explores America's cultural, environmental and natural history before the Revolution.

The Rise of Community Benefit Agreements

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Communities across the country are employing a new tactic, demanding signed agreements from developers to address concerns like local jobs, wages, and the environmental impact.

America Before the Revolution

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Daniel Richter explores America's cultural, environmental and natural history before the Revolution.

Countries Explore Reality of Shuttering Nuclear Power

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Germany says it will stop using nuclear power by 2022. Similar sentiments are being heard in Japan, Italy, and Austria. Can it be done? What will it take for heavily industrialized countries to expand renewable sources?

Gone Fishing

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Time to pull out your lures and cast your line - we're going fishing.

Behind The National Arboretum

Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.

We chat with Colien Hefferan, the director of the U.S. National Arboretum.

Biking in our Region

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether you're a daily bicycle commuter or a weekend warrior, we've got tips on staying safe and having fun.

"Here on Earth"

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Scientist and environmentalist Tim Flannery offers a history of the Earth and the life it sustains, along with a call to action on climate change.

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