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.

Regulating Roadside Zoos

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Reston Zoo director's conviction for animal cruelty raises new questions about who makes the rules at smaller roadside zoos. Kojo explores the laws on keeping and showing exotic animals.

Adjunct Professors Unite: Labor Rights On College Campuses

Monday, Oct 1, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

As universities increasingly rely on part-time teaching staff, many of those adjuncts are organizing for better pay and benefits.

Russia Expels USAID

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

After 20 years of working in Russia, the U.S. Agency for International Development is being expelled from the country.

Creativity And The Patent Wars

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Last month, Apple won a landmark patent case against Samsung that sent shock waves through the market for mobile devices. But it's just the first round in an intellectual property fight that will determine how companies design and manufacture products to compete with Apple. We consider the effect of the ruling and what it means for the future of the mobile market.

The Advocacy Guru

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.

How can you influence what Congress does next? Can you help shape policy on issues you consider vital, important and non-negotiable? Insider tips on becoming your own best lobbyist.

Ballot Box Battles: Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

A ballot initiative will decide the fate of Maryland's new same-sex marriage law this fall. We get some perspective from those involved with the issue in North Carolina, where same-sex marriage was banned after a vote earlier this year.

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