International

"E-Team" - Investigating Human Rights Abuses In Times of War

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, much of the fighting has essentially taken place in a black box outside the view of the rest of the world. But in 2013, a team of human rights investigators snuck into the country in the wake...

Questions Swirl Around North Korea

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Questions about North Korea's leadership and their intentions always swirl, but have been amplified and multiplied of late. Leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, American detainees have been spotlighted, and North and South Korea exchanged fire days after delegations from the two nations met. We sort through the rumors and consider if what we know might signal major change on the horizon.

Charles King: "Midnight At The Pera Palace"

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

From the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the rise of a kind of Islamic Boardwalk Empire, Kojo joins a local author to discuss the history of modern Istanbul.

El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

Nicholas Kristof: Transforming Lives Through Philanthropy

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristoff says philanthropy is important, but only if it really helps people. We talk with him about his new book, written with his wife, Shery WuDunn.

Lawrence Wright: "Thirteen Days In September"

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Lawrence Wright, whose newest work explores the leaders who reached an historic peace agreement in the Middle East 30 years ago.

A Power-Sharing Deal In Afghanistan

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of Afghanistan's contested months-long presidential election process. Ghani agreed to share power with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who will become the country's chief executive.

The Price Of Progress In Rwanda

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Twenty years after Rwanda's horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame is widely praised for dramatically reducing poverty and increasing life expectancy in his tiny, land-locked African nation. But critics say the economic progress comes at...

U.S. Airstrikes On Syria

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Yesterday the U.S. launched multiple pre-dawn airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. We explore what it means for the U.S. and the region.

Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

Foreign Influence and Think Tanks

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A recent investigation by the New York Times reveals that more than a dozen of D.C.'s major think tanks receive significant funding from foreign governments. We explore the legal and ethical implications.

Reporting from El Salvador: The Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull, who traveled to El Salvador to report on the other side of the crisis posed by waves of undocumented minors migrating from Central America to the United States.

A Snapshot of Foreign Students in Local Universities

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Washington region has long been seen as a magnet for foreign students seeking advanced degrees. But a new report reveals a more complex portrait of international students.

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With hundreds of Central American immigrant children enrolling in school, new state-of-the-art security systems in place and a new aerospace-focused high school on line, the Prince George's County Public Schools chief talks about the school year that began last week.

"Operation Shakespeare" - Protecting U.S. Military Technology

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Kojo chats with investigative reporter John Shiffman, who unearthed the story of an elaborate sting operation designed to combat the illegal theft of American military secrets.

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