Law

Adoptee Rights

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

Adult adoptees are increasingly speaking out and demanding a seat at the table when it comes to policies involving adoption. We explore the issues from the perspective of adoptees.

Adoption And The Foster Care System

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The District is working to revamp its Child and Family Services to better support families, foster parents and children.

The Push To Overhaul Immigration

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A group of senators and President Barack Obama have both unveiled plans to fix what's ailing the nation's immigration policy. Kojo examines what they agree on and where the challenges lie.

Following Through On FOIA: Progress And Pitfalls

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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Kojo explores the legal and practical questions behind filing Freedom of Information requests, and what you can expect from both federal and local authorities.

Lessons From D.C.'s Legal Fights Over Guns

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down DC's 30-year-old handgun ban. Kojo talks to plaintiffs in the case and to the city official who helped write the law.

The Real Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch argues that while we invoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name frequently, few understand the principles he championed or the history of race relations in America.

Investigating Sexual Assault

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

An explosive new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Metropolitan Police Department of failing to investigate 170 cases of sexual assault between 2008 and 2011.

Restricting Research On Gun Violence

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Obama is set to unveil proposals from his task force on reducing gun violence today. Among the recommendations is lifting restrictions on federally funded research of gun violence.

Local Gun Control After Newtown

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A month after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined a "comprehensive approach" to dealing with gun violence that includes some of the strictest gun-control measures in the country.

Whistleblowers & National Security

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The effect whistleblowers have in the field and implications of the Chuck Hagel and John Brennan nominations.

Egypt At A Constitutional Crossroads

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with Egyptian-American journalists and academics about the stakes in Cairo and Washington.

The Case Against Bradley Manning

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The case of leaked war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan came to town this week with a pre-trial hearing near Baltimore for defendant Bradley Manning. Kojo explores the tension between national security and prisoners' rights.

A Truce On Drugs?

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Moves by Colorado and Washington to decriminalize marijuana possession raise lots of questions. We consider American's use and abuse of illegal substances and how it effects the country at home and abroad.

State Of The Labor Union

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.

Labor issues are hitting some big-name companies, including Hostess cakes where a strike could shut down operations permanently. We explore the strategies of companies and workers, and whether labor movements are gaining traction after years of being on the defensive.

"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

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