Law

The Supreme Court & Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued two landmark decisions that uphold same sex marriage, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a California ban on same-sex marriage. We explore the impact locally and nationally.

The Supreme Court & Voting Rights

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a major component of a landmark voting rights law. We explore the ruling and what it means both locally and around the country.

Obama Travels To Africa

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

As President Barack Obama travels to Africa, we explore issues on the agenda, including counter-terrorism, human rights and economic development.

The Supreme Court & Affirmative Action

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider a case examining the role of race in university admissions. Kojo connects with experts to examine the practical impact of today's ruling.

The Tug-Of-War Of International Extradition

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Most U.S. allies resist sheltering those who flee U.S. criminal prosecution, but countries like Iceland, Ecuador and France have been notable exceptions. We examine how recent cases are adding new twists to international extradition agreements, and find out how political currents affect those seeking safe haven.

Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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The ACLU is outraged, but many Americans aren't so upset about secret government surveillance. And former D.C. Council member Michael Brown admits taking bribes. It's your turn to discuss these and other headlines.

The Evolving Landscape For National Security And Privacy

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

Kojo chats with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the nature of the domestic surveillance programs disclosed by media outlets during the past week.

Domestic Surveillance: Verizon Releases Phone Records

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Guardian newspaper revealed the second largest phone company in the U.S., Verizon, is handing over millions of private phone records to government agencies. We explore the legal, political and privacy issues around domestic surveillance.

A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide.

SCOTUS Upholds Maryland's DNA Collection Law

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the significance of the Supreme Court upholding a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples when booking people arrested, but not yet convicted, for serious crimes.

Boosting Voter Turnout in Local Elections

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

All too often, city officials are elected with only 10 or 20 percent of registered voters participating. We look at efforts in Takoma Park and elsewhere to boost voter turnout for local races.

Community Funded Development

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We look at how crowdfunded investment might shape development locally and nationwide.

Deals For Developers In DC: A WAMU Investigative Report

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with WAMU reporters Patrick Madden and Julie Patel about their investigative series detailing the influence of money in D.C. politics and public policy.

'We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks'

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Oscar-winning documentary filmmmaker Alex Gibney joins Kojo in the studio to discuss his latest work, which explores the history of Wikileaks and the personal stories of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

Thomas Drake: The Case Of A Whistle-Blower

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Thomas Drake, a former official at the National Security Agency who became the target of a high-profile leak case -- a flashpoint in debates about whistle-blowers and national security.

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