History

Instability in Sudan and the Horn of Africa

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

In Somalia, security forces recently killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in the region. In Sudan, military tensions have regional observers worried about a return to civil war in that country's Southern region. We explore Washington's delicate balancing act in the Horn of Africa.

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.

Celebrating Tinner Hill & Falls Church History

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk about the history of Falls Church's African American community and it's Tinner Hill neighborhood.

BRAC: Basics

Monday, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

With changes looming, we talk about what BRAC is, why it exists and how communities cope. First of a four part series.

Washington Arts

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

He joins us to discuss his career, the arts scene, and why a younger generation could be changing Washington's reputation.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: D.C.'s Height Limit

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans to explore relaxing the city's building height limit east of the Anacostia River. We examine how that would impact the city's economy.

"Tiger Hills"

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Meet a debut novelist who took the literary community by storm.

Charter Schools in Virginia

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore the debate over the future of charter schools in Virginia.

"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.

Yemen: An American Partnership In Flux

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore what the revolutionary sparks in Yemen mean for U.S. interests in that region in the world.

Remembering Influential African Americans

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:36 p.m.

Who was the most influential African American of the 20th Century? It's a question worth exploring, as we mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, the release of an extensive new Malcolm X biography and the death of one of the nation's most respected scholars of African American history and political thought.

History Behind The Headlines: Kojo & Kalb

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with veteran broadcaster Marvin Kalb about the history behind the headlines in today's news about American military activity abroad.

Local Archaeology: Slavery on the Eastern Shore

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.

Archaeologists reveal the role played by slaves at a prominent plantation on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Local & International Perspectives:El Salvador

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

While most of the world was watching Libya and Japan, President Obama visited Latin America. His final desination was El Salvador. We take a look at the local Salvadoran perspective on the president's visit, and the international message...

Local Archaeology: Montpelier

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:29 p.m.

James Madison, our fourth president, is largely credited as the architect of the U.S. Constitution. But his legacy doesn't always get the same exposure as those of the other founding fathers. Now, archaeologists are learning more both...

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