Leisure & Lifestyle

Hard Art: DC's Punk Scene 1979

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lucian Perkins and musician Alec MacKaye on D.C.'s unique underground music scene.

Wolf Trap's New President

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Arvind Manocha spent more than a decade growing the audiences for the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, two of the West Coast's most iconic music venues. He's now leading Wolf Trap, the country's only national park for the performing arts.

Growing Gardens Through Summer Heat

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.

A Literary Glimpse Into Chechnya

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

When author Anthony Marra became interested in Chechnya, he realized there was no Western fiction rooted in the region -- something he set out to change. We talk with Marra, a D.C. native, about his debut novel, "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena."

Climate Change In Our National Parks (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

Time For Three

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

We hear from Time for Three, a trio of classically trained musicians who bend genres, incorporating jazz, pop and bluegrass into their music.

Competition For Athletic Fields And Facilities

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

With growing numbers of children and adults joining sports leagues, the competition for a place to play is fierce. Kojo explores local efforts to share limited field space among leagues, schools and the public.

Michael Pollan: "Cooked"

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Michael Pollan helped start -- or at least spur -- the slow food movement by taking readers through the food chain and examining why and how we eat. Now, Pollan is taking to the kitchen in an effort to reclaim cooking as an enjoyable and important part of daily life.

Inside The Graphic Novel Boom

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Books that fall into the category of "graphic novel" encompass nearly all literary genres and artistic mediums. We explore the increasingly popular field and talk with artist-cum-authors who are finding new ways to tell stories.

Septime Webre And The Washington Ballet

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Septime Webre's latest ballet adaptation of a great American novel, Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," transports audiences to the cafes of 1920s Paris and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

D.C. Toasts: The Black Mixology Club

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Prior to and during Prohibition, a number of African-American bartenders saw their craft as a gateway to the middle class in an era when many doors were closed to black workers. Kojo talks with historians and mixologists who are now unearthing the stories -- and the recipes -- behind that generation of African-American bartenders.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen: On The Edge

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen is celebrating three "Wammie" awards and a new label. The band joins us to play some tunes from their latest album, "On the Edge."

Climate Change In Our National Parks

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.

The Next Golden Age Of Television

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

TV on the radio: We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

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