International

Expanding Drone Operations in Africa

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Yesterday, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. We explore the growing U.S. counterterrorism presence in Africa.

Journalist Safety

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The kidnapping and beheading of freelance photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Syria is a grim reminder of the dangers facing reporters in danger zones. We consider the risks involved in covering today's international conflicts and examine how the new media landscape is affecting best practices for journalists.

Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From church basements to food festivals, community food sharing is a tradition that carries meaning far beyond fold-out tables. As neighborhood demographics change, dishes with more ethnic appeal have appeared alongside the ubiquitous...

Religious Groups Unite On Immigration

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As the national debate continues over the fate of undocumented immigrants, all variety of faith groups are speaking with one voice for humane treatment of these people. We explore faith and views on immigration.

African Diasporas: Investment and Advocacy Across Borders

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As heads of state converge on Washington for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, we examine the role of local diaspora communities on the continent.

The White House's African Leaders Summit

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Faced with lingering questions about medical care for volunteers, sexual assaults and even murder, the Peace Corps is pushing to address concerns and modernize its application process.

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with John Sopko, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

"Zone 9" Bloggers Charged in Ethiopia

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Earlier this year, six pro-democracy bloggers, all founders of a group known as 'Zone9,' were arrested in Ethiopia along with three journalists. Last week, formal charges were filed against the group under the country's anti-terrorism law...

Changing Dynamics in India's Complex Democracy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Former Washington Post India bureau chief Simon Denyer joins us to discuss his new book 'Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India's Unruly Democracy.'

Hashtag Diplomacy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

Ukraine and Russia on the Brink

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Cross-border tensions over the shadowy war between Russia and Ukraine are at a boiling point following attacks and evidence of Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine. Kojo explores what's at stake and what's next diplomatically.

Match Fixing & International Soccer

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the hundred billion dollar soccer gambling economy, and ongoing concerns about the integrity of the Beautiful Game.

"The People's Republic of Amnesia" by Louisa Lim

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:37 p.m.

Though the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of deaths, many have already forgotten what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.

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