Law

"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

An Indian Diplomat's Arrest And The Role Of Diplomatic Immunity

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York triggered a diplomatic rift between the U.S. and India. We explore the legal foundation of diplomatic immunity and understand why it can open the door for abuse.

Afghan Views On Politics And Security

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Asia Foundation recently completed a survey of 9,000 Afghan citizens in 34 provinces across the country. We explore evolving Afghan attitudes towards politics and security.

Tensions Over Tipping Restaurant Workers

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

As D.C. decides not to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers, we explore the tension over tipping for good service versus tipping to complete a worker's pay.

The Movement To Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to reform federal guidelines for mandatory minimum sentences. We examine the movement for sentencing reform and where it's likely to go in the immediate future.

What To Do About Workplace Bullying

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The allegation of bullying among Miami Dolphins players is raising questions about harassment on the job in a variety of workplaces. We look at what constitutes workplace bullying and what to do about it.

Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Maryland and D.C. are joining a handful of other states in approving limited driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. We explore the issues involved.

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