Law

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.

"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We explore why a visa program designed to attract foreign investment in the United States is making waves in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

Medical Marijuana In The District

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

Public Defenders And The Sequester

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with the federal public defender for the District of Columbia about how budget challenges are affecting legal representation for the poor.

Bradley Manning Verdict

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

The judge presiding over the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is expected to hand down a decision today. We get the latest from the courtroom and analysis of the decision.

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