Law

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.

Local Gun Control After Newtown

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A month after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined a "comprehensive approach" to dealing with gun violence that includes some of the strictest gun-control measures in the country.

Whistleblowers & National Security

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The effect whistleblowers have in the field and implications of the Chuck Hagel and John Brennan nominations.

Egypt At A Constitutional Crossroads

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with Egyptian-American journalists and academics about the stakes in Cairo and Washington.

The Case Against Bradley Manning

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The case of leaked war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan came to town this week with a pre-trial hearing near Baltimore for defendant Bradley Manning. Kojo explores the tension between national security and prisoners' rights.

A Truce On Drugs?

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Moves by Colorado and Washington to decriminalize marijuana possession raise lots of questions. We consider American's use and abuse of illegal substances and how it effects the country at home and abroad.

State Of The Labor Union

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.

Labor issues are hitting some big-name companies, including Hostess cakes where a strike could shut down operations permanently. We explore the strategies of companies and workers, and whether labor movements are gaining traction after years of being on the defensive.

"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

Paying For A Superstorm

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Our region may have dodged the worst of Superstorm Sandy, but experts say now's the time to check your insurance policy to make sure you're covered when the next storm hits.

Electoral Dysfunction

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Long lines, technical glitches and confusion over new voting rules marred Tuesday's presidential election. We look at the factors behind our flawed election process, and what's being done to address problems.

Monsanto V. Bowman

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, is headed to the Supreme Court in a case over its weedkiller-resistant soybean seeds. We get an overview of the case and its potential implications for our food supply.

Election 2012: Redistricting In Maryland

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Two years ago, Democrats in Maryland re-drew congressional districts -- and Republicans cried foul. Now voters will decide whether to send the map back to the drawing board. Kojo explores what's at stake in Maryland and in Congress.

Election 2012: Maryland's Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:24 p.m.

Will Maryland voters be the first in the country to approve same-sex marriage through a ballot referendum? Kojo explores Question 6 on the Maryland ballot.

Kids And The Internet: New Privacy Rules?

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

As Web marketers increasingly target young audiences on the Web, new changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act present promise -- and perils -- for safeguarding young users.

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