Deforestation and Climate Change

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Kojo examines the link between tropical forests and global climate and explores new initiatives that pay developing nations to preserve their wild areas.

Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

USAID Tied To Secret "Cuban Twitter" Operation

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

An Associated Press investigation revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development secretly created a social media platform in Cuba with the intention of fueling political unrest. During the more than two-year program, USAID...

Afghanistan After Karzai: A Washington-Kabul Town Hall

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as Hamid Karzai's presidency ends and international troops prepare to leave. We connect residents of Washington and Kabul to talk about what comes next.

A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.

Your Turn

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your chance to set the agenda. From D.C's mayoral primary to data gathering by the National Security Agency, tell us what's on your mind.

El Salvador's New President

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As Salvadorans choose between two candidates in a presidential runoff election, we explore the challenges the victor will face, including gangs, drugs and poverty.

Pop Culture And The American Image

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As the U.S. has cut its public diplomacy programs, cultural critics say Hollywood -- and the distorted image it exports -– has become the de facto U.S. ambassador. We talk to cultural critic and author Martha Bayles about how our pop culture affects how Americans are perceived in foreign countries, and learn how those on the front lines of public diplomacy can alter that image.

From Ukraine To Venezuela, Is There A Global Democracy Crisis?

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From Ukraine to Egypt to Venezuela, some see a recurring and distressing global pattern of popular protest movements failing to live up to their espoused democratic ideals. We consider whether democracy as a political idea is losing its luster around the world.

Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Last week, a U.N. Commission of Inquiry issued a report detailing crimes against humanity committed by the North Korean regime against its own people. We consider the report's moral implications and explore how other nations might react.

Ukraine's Political Crisis

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Ukraine's political crisis entered a new phase over the weekend as embattled President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and Parliament named its speaker as interim head of state, with plans to form a temporary government this week.

Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From your take on the Corcoran Gallery's surprising changes to your reaction to the slushy winter Olympics, it's your turn to set the agenda.

U.S. Diplomatic Ties To Ethiopia

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In the Horn of Africa, solid U.S.-Ethiopia relations have been one constant in a region often beset by turmoil. We talk with current and former U.S. ambassadors to Ethiopia about the deep ties to the U.S., and where the two countries sometimes agree to disagree.

Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.

Russian Activist Masha Gessen And The Art Of Dissent

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Russian-American journalist joins Kojo to discuss the rise of anti-gay laws in Russia, the upcoming Sochi Olympics and the art of dissent.

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