Law

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.

Using Facial Recognition Software

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

What you should know about facial recognition software that links your name and photo and stores them in a database for Facebook friends and the police.

Care Workers Around the World

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We look at the rapidly growing need for care workers in the U.S., and what it means for the families and societies left behind.

A Recipe For Corruption: Jack Abramoff's Restaurants

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Jack Abramoff, the infamous former lobbyist who served prison time on corruption charges, about how he used the restaurant he owned to influence lawmakers.

Social Media At Work: Is A Facebook "Like" Protected Speech?

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.

Facebook users post more than 50 million "likes" per day. Now federal courts are trying to figure out whether all those clicks are a form of constitutionally protected speech.

Virtual Prison Visits

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The DC Department of Corrections recently announced a shift to video-only visits for prisoners with family and friends. We look at the benefits and potential drawbacks.

A Treaty To Make Books More Accessible

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

Debate continues over a treaty that would relax copyright rules to make published work more accessible to the visually impaired living in developing countries.

Photographing The Police

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The right to photograph or record the police has repeatedly been upheld in the courts, yet new lawsuits and cases highlight the complicated line for both police and citizens.

Behind The Battles Over Voter ID Laws

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

A wave of states recently passed new laws requiring that citizens provide identification -- sometimes photo ID -- before they are allowed to vote. Advocates say the measures are necessary to combat voter fraud, but others say the new laws...

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