Law

Labeling GMO Foods

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

"The Investigator": A Real-Life Private Eye Tale In D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Terry Lenzner is an investigative lawyer whose career extends from the "Mississippi Burning" trial of the Civil Rights era all the way to the Clinton impeachment scandal. He joins Kojo to reflect on his work both as a private and public investigator and to explore what he's learned about Washington, how it works and how it can be fixed.

Suing The U.N. Over Cholera In Haiti

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:42 p.m.

Advocates for Haitians killed or sickened by a deadly cholera epidemic are taking the unprecedented step of suing the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease.

Your Turn: Aftermath Of The Navy Yard Shootings

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in with questions, comments and thoughts on the week's headlines.

Kenneth Feinberg: "Who Gets What"

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Lawyer and mediator Kenneth Feinberg has earned a reputation as the "go-to" guy in times of national crisis. Kojo talks with Feinberg about the practical, and emotional, questions that arise when trying to allocate resources fairly in the wake of a tragedy.

The Greek Yogurt Craze

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

We explore what's behind the Greek yogurt craze and how it's affecting the yogurt products in your supermarket.

Security Clearances: Who Gets Them And Why?

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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Kojo talks with experts about how government background checks work and discusses how the suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter's checkered history passed the test.

The Navy Yard Shootings: Coordinating A Response And Healing Hearts

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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We hear from an emergency management expert on how agencies coordinate their response. And we get an update from WAMU's Elliott Francis on how the local community is coming together to heal hearts in the wake of tragedy.

Living Wage Bill Vetoed In The District

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill that would have required Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay employees a living wage of at least $12.50 an hour.

NSA Surveillance And The Legacy Of 9/11

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Kojo examines new revelations about NSA surveillance and explores the tension between national security and personal privacy.

USNA Sexual Assault Hearing Concludes

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Questioning has concluded in a military hearing that will determine whether three male U.S. Naval Academy students will face a court-martial for the alleged sexual assault of a female classmate.

Legal Brief: Possible U.S. Military Action In Syria

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As Congress debates military intervention in Syria, legal questions swirl around the possible outcomes. We consider the possibility of military action from several legal perspectives.

Eyewitness Identification And Police Transparency In Virginia

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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We explore a new report that finds most Virginia police department have delayed adopting recommended policies for suspect lineups and eyewitness identifications.

Syria Intervention Politics: A View From The UK

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

In the aftermath of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Barack Obama appears to be weighing the options for a U.S. response. For two years, the White House and Congress have signaled a deep ambivalence about intervening in the conflict, while leaders in Britain and France have favored a more aggressive diplomatic and military posture.

"The Road To War" With Marvin Kalb

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran journalist and foreign policy scholar Marvin Kalb talks about how more recent decisions to go to war were made and what they say about the evolution of executive power in the United States.

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