History

A Musical History of Louis Armstrong

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Ricky Riccardi, the author of a new biography focusing on the Louis Armstrong's golden years.

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 Peace Corps at 50 (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jul 4, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

President John F. Kennedy called the Peace Corps an expression of America's responsibilities to the "great common cause of world development." But as the Peace Corps celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, it's an organization at a...

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Half a century ago, historically and architecturally significant buildings were routinely torn down in the United States. Much has changed in the last fifty years and we'll consider Americans' changing attitude and approach to historic...

Innovation and Patent Reform

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 1:19 p.m.

A new, controversial law- the America Invents Act- proposes to streamline the process and change how patents are awarded. We examine the debate over reforming America's patent system.

Revisiting the O.K. Corral

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 1:34 p.m.

Dodge City, Saloons, Gunfights. How Doc Holliday, a Southern gentleman dentist turned cardshark, became such an enduring American image.

Sports, Society, Racism & Triumph

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

It's a sports story you haven't heard, about how sport can transform society and overcome racism. Join Kojo for an exploration of one of his passions: West Indian cricket

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.

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