Law

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.

Scottish Independence Vote

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

On September 18, Scotland's voters will go to the polls to cast ballots on a big question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" After 307 years of a formal union with England, its neighbor to the North is considering a split. We...

Redskins Pride Caucus

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

A group of four Virginia lawmakers has formed a Redskins Pride Caucus to give fans and ticket holders a voice. Co-founder and state delegate David Ramadan joins Kojo to explain why he supports the Redskins name.

Supreme Court Rulings on TV Viewing and Cell Phone Searches

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court ruled today on two technology cases, handing a victory to TV broadcasters and cable companies and a defeat to police who want to search cell phones without a warrant. Kojo explores the twin decisions.

When Are Online Threats Illegal?

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

When does a Facebook post about killing your wife cross the line from rap lyric to illegal threat? The Supreme Court will tackle that question in a First Amendment case involving digital communication. Tech Tuesday explores the legal and personal issues involved.

"Hazard Above": Drones and Public Safety

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

Unmanned aerial drones have transformed the way America wages war and collects intelligence abroad. Beginning next year, commercial drones are expected to expand rapidly within the United States. But what happens when a drone falls from...

The Benghazi Raid: Legal and International Fallout

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the legal and international fallout from the weekend capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the alleged ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

Immigration Crisis: Kids Crossing the Border

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A surge of children crossing the U.S. border from Central America is bringing new scrutiny to the treatment of detained migrants. We discuss the debate about the reasons for the wave of young arrivals.

Redskins Stripped Of Trademarks

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.
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Kojo explores the fallout from the ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Redskins' trademarks.

The Debate Over Tenure for Teachers

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A judge last week struck down teacher tenure laws in California in a case likely to reverberate around the country. Kojo explores the notion that tenure protects educators at the expense of students.

It's Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

Ban the Box in D.C.

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week, the DC Council moved legislation forward that would help former prisoners get past the first hurdle in job hunting. We explore the issues around "Ban the Box" legislation.

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