Health

Food Recalls, Science & the Global Food Chain

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

Peak inside the complex path investigators follow when trying to re-trace the steps contaminated fruits and vegetables take from the farm to the grocer to your table.

Future of American Foreign Aid

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

One year ago, President Obama elevated development assistance as a "pillar" of U.S. foreign policy. But some worry Washington's commitment to foreign aid is wavering...

Honey Laundering

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 at 1:42 p.m.

Honey produced in China has been associated with a number of safety concerns, yet as much as a third of U.S. honey is illegally imported through third countries from China.

Next Step for Medical Marijuana in D.C.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:40 p.m.

Who is in the running for a license to grow & dispense medical marijuana? And should they have to sign a statement acknowledging they are breaking federal law?

Living Positive

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.

Contracting HIV/AIDS is no longer an 'automatic death sentence.' But ask those who test positive: they often find themselves excluded from 'normal' situations, set apart, and stigmatized. We hear from people working to challenge the...

Male Contraceptives

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

'The Pill' will soon no longer be 'just for women.' The latest on the science of male contraceptives...

SNAP-ping up Food Benefits

Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Enrollment is booming in the program once called 'food stamps.' But in our region, many who ARE eligible choose NOT to enroll. What it means for our local communities...

How To Live Forever

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 12:41 p.m.

Kojo chats to filmmaker Mark Wexler, whose new work explores the secrets to longevity.

Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women's Issues

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

We speak to Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer about her recent trip to India and initiatives around the world promoting the political, social and economic advancement of women.

"Freedom From Pain"

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 1:36 p.m.

It's a largely unreported byproduct of the global "war on drugs": sick people in nearly half the world's countries have no access to legal morphine to treat pain from cancer and other afflictions. We meet the filmmaker behind "Freedom From...

Menu Labeling: Better Information, Better Choices?

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Cities across the country are adopting menu labeling rules, requiring restaurants to post calorie and other health information. But new studies are questioning the link between better labeling and better food choices.

Anti-Poverty: Present, Past, and Future

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We examine America's evolving attitude towards its poor and working classes.

"Pink Ribbon Culture" and Breast Cancer

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

We talk with sociologist and author Gayle Sulik about the impact of "pink ribbon culture" on breast cancer and women's health.

Living Vegan

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

What veganism is, what it isn't, and why many people choose not to eat (or maybe even use) any animal products.

Measuring Medicare

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

A new Medicare plan will track spending on millions of individual patients, and tie hospital performance to how much they spend.

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