Law

Trade War In The Caribbean: The Antigua-US Gambling Dispute

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo explores the fallout from a World Trade Organization decision to let a tiny Caribbean nation pirate American movies and media as retribution in an international trade dispute.

Rethinking Broken Windows

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

How a new study into the "broken windows" theory might shake long-held beliefs about police tactics and urban crime.

20 Years Of The Family And Medical Leave Act

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

On the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we explore why it's still hard for many workers to take time off when they're sick or need to care for family members.

Inside The Supreme Court

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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A look inside the Supreme Court, a storied and influential institution.

Rethinking The Bottom Line: Benefit Corporations

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

A new legal designation known as a "benefit corporation" allows companies to balance commitments to their bottom lines with commitments more in line with the nonprofit world. We learn about how it's being put to work in our region and around the country.

Targeted Killings: Carte Blanche To Kill?

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the legal, moral and ethical questions the Obama administration's policy on targeted killings raises with a legal scholar who formerly advised Israel on targeted killings.

Rethinking The Death Penalty In Maryland And Beyond

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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Maryland could be the next state to abolish the death penalty -- part of a nationwide move away from capital punishment. Kojo examines the local debate over the future of the death penalty.

Adoptee Rights

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

Adult adoptees are increasingly speaking out and demanding a seat at the table when it comes to policies involving adoption. We explore the issues from the perspective of adoptees.

Adoption And The Foster Care System

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The District is working to revamp its Child and Family Services to better support families, foster parents and children.

The Push To Overhaul Immigration

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A group of senators and President Barack Obama have both unveiled plans to fix what's ailing the nation's immigration policy. Kojo examines what they agree on and where the challenges lie.

Following Through On FOIA: Progress And Pitfalls

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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Kojo explores the legal and practical questions behind filing Freedom of Information requests, and what you can expect from both federal and local authorities.

Lessons From D.C.'s Legal Fights Over Guns

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down DC's 30-year-old handgun ban. Kojo talks to plaintiffs in the case and to the city official who helped write the law.

The Real Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch argues that while we invoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name frequently, few understand the principles he championed or the history of race relations in America.

Investigating Sexual Assault

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

An explosive new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Metropolitan Police Department of failing to investigate 170 cases of sexual assault between 2008 and 2011.

Restricting Research On Gun Violence

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Obama is set to unveil proposals from his task force on reducing gun violence today. Among the recommendations is lifting restrictions on federally funded research of gun violence.

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