Media

The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

When Social Advocacy and Advertising Collide

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

From TV spots featuring interracial families to links between shiny hair and feminism, companies are embracing social issues -- and potential controversies -- that come with today's modern families.

Supreme Court Rulings on TV Viewing and Cell Phone Searches

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court ruled today on two technology cases, handing a victory to TV broadcasters and cable companies and a defeat to police who want to search cell phones without a warrant. Kojo explores the twin decisions.

Glenn Greenwald: State Surveillance And The Snowden Story

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald to talk about his role in breaking news from documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Kojo asks what's next in this groundbreaking story, and learns about the impact Greenwald's reporting has had on journalism and our security.

The Battle Over Broadcast TV: Aereo at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A company that makes dime-sized antennas is challenging the business model for watching and streaming TV shows. Tech Tuesday looks at the Supreme Court case with implications for cloud storage and consumers' wallets.

Errors, Corrections And Accuracy In The Media

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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An erroneous tweet can be broadcast to thousands of followers in an instant, and it’s not always as simple as posting a correction. We look at what news outlets are doing to acknowledge their errors on the Web, and discuss the state of media accuracy online.

New Concerns Over Net Neutrality

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With the soaring popularity of video streaming, a deal between Netflix and Comcast raises new questions about net neutrality and the future of equal access on the Internet.

Russian Activist Masha Gessen And The Art Of Dissent

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Russian-American journalist joins Kojo to discuss the rise of anti-gay laws in Russia, the upcoming Sochi Olympics and the art of dissent.

After "Dr. V": Transgender Representation In Sports

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

It started as an investigative story about a "scientifically superior" golf club. But when "Dr. V's Magic Putter" revealed -- without her consent -- that the inventor was transgender, the article quickly morphed into a cautionary tale. Kojo explores the ethics questions raised by the story, and how organized sports leagues have tried to accommodate trans athletes.

Food & Social Media: Beyond Instagramming Dinner

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

The Internet and social media make it easier than ever for shoppers to ask why a company uses potentially harmful chemicals or how they're sourcing ingredients. We consider the changing communication dynamics between food producers and customers and how they're affecting what we eat.

Remembering Quizmaster Mac McGarry

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

For five decades Mac McGarry was a fixture of Saturday morning television in Washington, hosting the teen quiz bowl "It's Academic." McGarry died last week at age 87. We revisit his 2005 interview with Kojo.

Radio Diaries Revisited

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Sixteen years ago, a group of teenagers from around the country were given tape recorders to document their lives for the series "Teenage Diaries." Two of the original diarists join us to talk about their lives today.

'War Of The Worlds,' 75 Years Later

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

It was 75 years ago that Orson Welles produced one of the most famous broadcasts in radio history: "War of the Worlds." But much of the mythology now associated with the original broadcast -- stories of miscarriages and suicides -- may be as fictional as the play's alien invasion storyline. Radio historian Neil Verma joins Kojo to explore what really happened, as well as the craft behind the radio play itself

Aftershocks Of The Edward Snowden Case

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with one of the activists who recently met face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Russia.

The Future Of Sports Journalism

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with veteran sports journalist Dave McKenna and former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon to explore the future of the sports journalism business.

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