Law

The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Personal drones with cameras attached are increasingly popular with everyone from filmmakers to hobbyists. We explore the evolving legal and social norms for flying them.

The Future of Medical Trials

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

For many patients, a diagnosis of serious illness is followed by a critical question: Do you want to participate in a clinical trial for a new treatment? Drugs and vaccines go through extensive testing before they enter widespread medical...

75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...

Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In Virginia, same sex marriage is in legal limbo, and both sides are looking to the Supreme Court. We hear from a legal advocacy group seeking to uphold state's rights in defining marriage.

"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

Online Privacy in Court

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

Kojo explores the state of online privacy and what can and will be used against you in court.

Fast Food Wages and the Role of Franchises

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new effort to boost wages for fast food workers is pitting McDonald's and its franchisees against the National Labor Relations Board. We explain the issues and the impact.

The McDonnell Trial Gets Personal

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife on corruption charges got underway in Richmond this week, with the defense team aiming to dispel conspiracy charges with details of a broken marriage.

D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional, effective immediately. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

Beretta Gun Factory Leaving Maryland

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Iconic weapons maker Beretta says concerns about Maryland's new gun control laws are prompting it to close its factory in Accokeek.

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.'

SCOTUS Opinions Revised

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.
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Supreme Court opinions affect American lives long after they're published. But they're also often edited without much public notice years judges write them.

House Bound: Baltimore and the Youth Curfew Debate

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

Starting next month, Baltimore's youth will be subject to one of the strictest curfews in the nation. Kojo explores the public safety and civil rights questions behind keeping kids indoors at night.

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