History

History at Home in DC's Neighborhoods (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:33 p.m.

Tourists may stick to the National Mall, but Washingtonians know DC's neighborhoods have rich cultural and historical landmarks too. We explore the city's neighborhoods with an eye to history.

The Women Behind the Civil Rights Movement (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We learn about the rich female stories behind a landmark organization of the Civil Rights Era.

Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Fifty years ago in his farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people against the perils of a burgeoning "military-industrial complex." Though his words were largely forgotten at the time, they turned out to be...

History Meets High-Tech: Digital Humanities

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Move over, computer science nerds. Academic researchers in history and literature are increasingly adopting the techniques of the hard sciences to glean new insights into their research. It's a field known as "digital humanities," and...

The Haitian Diaspora (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show begins a week of special broadcasts with a look at how local Haitian-American communities are influencing efforts on the ground in Haiti.

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Honor and Moral Revolutions (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

Can you harness the power of 'honor' to bring out the best in individuals and society?

The U.S. and Africa: Wikileaks Revelations

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 at 1:20 p.m.

We explore new revelations about Washington's diplomatic relations on the African continent, from Nigeria to Sudan to Zimbabwe.

Navigating Musical History with WAMU's Dick Spottswood (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Nov 25, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with longtime WAMU personality and Bluegrass Country host Dick Spottswood.

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Understanding Haiti's History

Monday, Nov 8, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

Since January's earthquake, an influx of international aid has been promised to Haiti. But Haitians have an uneasy relationship with the international community, and the U.S. in particular, stemming from over two hundred years of huge...

The Haitian Diaspora

Monday, Nov 8, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show begins a week of special broadcasts with a look at how local Haitian-American communities are influencing efforts on the ground in Haiti.

The Hidden Story of the Atlantic

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

We look at the history of the Atlantic Ocean, from antiquity to the modern era.

Global Business and Cultural Competency

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

American debates about workplace diversity are often seen through the lens of the civil rights movement. So how do businesses in Singapore or Switzerland approach the challenges of a multicultural workplace?

Underwater Archaeology

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.

Our region is so rich with history -- but parts of it are still completely unmapped, unexplored and brimming with artifacts. We're talking about the riverbeds. Using sonar and science, underwater archaeologists are mapping sunken...

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