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.

Foreign Food Aid And The Farm Bill

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

The so-called farm bill is about a lot more than agriculture subsidies and food stamps. We explore why people around the world closely watched its passage, and where food aid fits into U.S. diplomatic strategy.

Power Africa: Bridging Access To Electricity

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Nearly two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity, and service is often unreliable for those who do. As more companies look at locating in these developing countries, we consider the value of U.S. infrastructure investments.

What's At Stake In El Salvador's Presidential Election

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Salvadorans will vote Feb. 2 for a new president, with absentee ballots cast for the first time by expats. We explore the impact on Washington's big Salvadoran community.

Ethiopian Voices: Blogging For Democracy

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo sat down with three pro-democracy bloggers during his recent visit to Ethiopia.

Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, visitors will encounter a Russian city under virtual lockdown. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have forced unprecedented levels of security, a move many say may mar the spirit of the games. We find out what the scene is like in Sochi, and how serious the threats are from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

Dispatches From Ethiopia: U.S. Ambassador To The African Union

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, Reuben Brigety, at his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, about South Sudan peace talks, the African Union and the U.S. role on the continent.

"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

Preserving Cuisine As Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

UNESCO, well-known for its World Heritage sites, also extends its designations to a few of the world's most cherished culinary traditions. We explore what it means to preserve culinary culture.

"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

Al-Qaida's New Rise In The Middle East

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Experts join Kojo to understand the rise of militancy in Iraq and its traces in neighboring countries like Syria.

The Future Of D.C.'s Relationship With The Horn Of Africa

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Official Washington has strategic relationships in East Africa -- relationships built on economic and security interests. We explore how these personal and political relationships are evolving and how they shape the face of the Washington.

An Indian Diplomat's Arrest And The Role Of Diplomatic Immunity

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York triggered a diplomatic rift between the U.S. and India. We explore the legal foundation of diplomatic immunity and understand why it can open the door for abuse.

The Pope, Poverty And Policy

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Pope Benedict stunned the world when he stepped down earlier this year. His successor, Pope Francis, has been shaking things up ever since. The first Jesuit to head the Vatican, Francis is renewing the Church's focus on poverty and putting a new face forward. We find out more about the history of the Jesuits, the Holy See and consider the influence Francis is having on policy around the world, including the United States.

Alan Weisman: "Countdown"

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

In "The World Without Us," journalist Alan Weisman explored what would happen to our planet if we were no longer living on it. Kojo talks to Weisman about his urgent and, ultimately, hopeful journey.

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