Leisure & Lifestyle

A Transportation Plan For Our Region

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Long-range transit plans for our region aim to hold car traffic steady while expanding other modes of transportation, including using congestion pricing for cars downtown.

Our Region's Fitness Craze

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. has been rated the fittest city in the country, and that's no surprise to those who've seen Crossfit "boxes," spinning studios and boutique fitness centers sprout around the city. We look at what's behind the fitness trend sweeping our region.

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

A Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on same-sex marriage clears the way for gay marriage to begin in Virginia and four other states. Virginia's attorney general joins Kojo to talk about the implications.

Bike Accidents And D.C. Liability Rules

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The D.C. Council is weighing a major change to liability rules for accidents involving bicycles and cars. We explore the law, potential changes and what it could mean for District residents.

Joseph Marcell as "King Lear"

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Joseph Marcell is currently on stage as King Lear at the Folger Theater. He joins us to discuss the role, his career and his Caribbean roots.

Putting Vegan Dishes On The Menu

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A growing interest in vegan cuisine -- no meat, fish, dairy or eggs -- is fueling new menu offerings in our area, from fast-casual to fine dining. We explore the options for avowed vegans and the "vegan curious."

Roger Lewis: Development and the District

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

While many are enjoying D.C.'s boom, the companies behind the developments are often viewed with distrust. We speak to architect Roger Lewis about developers and their role in shaping a city.

Beefing Up Photo, Cloud and Online Security

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

The recent theft of digital celebrity photos is prompting a new look how secure our picture and documents are online and in the cloud. One expert says it's time for everyone to turn on two-step verification. Tech Tuesday explores the options.

Preserving Summer's Bounty

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

From making chutney and jam to canning your own tomato sauce, preserving at home is enjoying a renaissance. Whether you're a beginner or expert, we share tips in building a year-round pantry.

BBQ and Smoked Foods (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether you turn out basic backyard burgers or get serious with 12-hour brisket and pork shoulder, our local grillmasters have tips for your next barbecue.

Rock Creek Park: Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rock Creek Park celebrates its 125th anniversary next year. We speak with two local experts with books about the history, flora, and fauna that abound in Washington's "backyard."

BBQ and Smoked Foods

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether you turn out basic backyard burgers or get serious with 12-hour brisket and pork shoulder, our local grillmasters have tips for your next barbecue.

What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

Planning Parties and Marking Milestones with New Technology

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Invitations go out online, ideas for favors and games are sourced via Pinterest, the cake is ordered for delivery through a bakery website and moments captured by guests on cell phones posted instantly to social media. Websites, apps and innovative software platforms keep legwork to a minimum and help streamline the party planning process. We consider the pros and cons of deploying tech ahead of and during milestone events.

American Cool

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery explores the concept of cool through photographs of 100 Americans with the style, originality and talent to become a cultural icon.

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