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.

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.

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