Law

In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores where immigrant labor fits into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.

Educating Special Needs Kids

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

While federal law requires that all special needs children have available to them "free, appropriate public education," many parents say it's still a fight to ensure their child's particular needs are met. We explore the challenges of education and special needs kids.

"On Constitutional Disobedience"

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Interpreting the Constitution has long been a matter of debate among legal scholars and others, but one constitutional law professor argues that it's time to reconsider strict adherence to some of the more arcane points.

Tax Time Organizing

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Tax time means pulling together financial documents -- and for many of us, perhaps wishing our papers were in better order. We look at what new tax rules mean for filing, and simple tips for keeping your finances organized throughout the year.

Bargaining Over Immigration Reform

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the A.F.L.-C.I.O. have reportedly struck a deal on key elements of immigration reform. We examine the back-room bargaining between these two powerful groups and their influence on eventual legislation.

Your Turn

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court considers same-sex marriage, Virginia requires photo ID at the polls and a Maryland county executive wants control of the schools. It's your turn to shape the conversation.

The Future Of Law School

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Applications are down and tuition is up, while the number of graduates who find law jobs is dropping. Kojo explores the challenges facing law schools as they try to adapt to new economic realities.

In Defense Of Jury Duty

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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In the imagination of many, jury duty is something to be evaded (if possible) or endured (if necessary). We explore the constitution in action.

Predicting The Future With 'Big Data'

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

"Big data" promises to tap into the vast amount of digital information humans now generate to do more than ever before, including predicting who might commit a crime to when a heart attack might occur. Our guests explore the possibilities and dangers of a future in which everything we do is quantified.

Food Fraud

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

How food fraud happens, what foods are most susceptible and new methods that suppliers are developing to reduce misleading and fraudulent labeling.

Trade War In The Caribbean: The Antigua-US Gambling Dispute

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo explores the fallout from a World Trade Organization decision to let a tiny Caribbean nation pirate American movies and media as retribution in an international trade dispute.

Rethinking Broken Windows

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

How a new study into the "broken windows" theory might shake long-held beliefs about police tactics and urban crime.

20 Years Of The Family And Medical Leave Act

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

On the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we explore why it's still hard for many workers to take time off when they're sick or need to care for family members.

Inside The Supreme Court

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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A look inside the Supreme Court, a storied and influential institution.

Rethinking The Bottom Line: Benefit Corporations

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

A new legal designation known as a "benefit corporation" allows companies to balance commitments to their bottom lines with commitments more in line with the nonprofit world. We learn about how it's being put to work in our region and around the country.

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