Protester Rights

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

Some activists say it's more difficult to organize political protests in an era of "free speech zones" and aggressive law enforcement tactics. We explore the the balance between free speech and security.

The World Beyond Washington

Monday, Nov 30, 2009 at 1:06 p.m.

We discuss international news making headlines outside the U.S., and what to look for in 2010.

The Danger of "Looking on the Bright Side"

Monday, Nov 30, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

Positive thinking is part of the American ethos. We spend millions of dollars and countless hours motivating employees and students to focus on success. But author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich says our inability to even consider failure...

Movie Magic

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009 at 1:32 p.m.

Our panel of cinophiles looks at some of the new movies hitting the theaters for the holidays.

Shedding Your Identity in the Digital Age

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore the implications of living in a world where our digital "footprints" make complete privacy nearly impossible.

The Economic Woes of Alternative Media

Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:06 p.m.

Alternative newspapers on the economic endangered species list -- we explore how these outlets can survive and what communities will lose if alt-newspapers go extinct.

Technology and 21st Century Diplomacy (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how old and new communications technology can transform America's 21st century diplomacy. We talk with Alec Ross, Senior Advisor on Innovation at the U.S. State Department.

Obstacles to Open Government

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

Government agencies are using the web to make more information available to citizens. But transparency activists say they're facing technical and cultural obstacles to realizing the promise of "Government 2.0".

Witness to an Execution

Thursday, Nov 5, 2009 at 1:06 p.m.

Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled for a lethal injection on Monday November 9th. Virginia law requires the execution be witnessed by at least six citizens unrelated to the case, as well as members of the press corps. We...

"Snitching" and Criminal Informants

Monday, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

Police and prosecutors routinely use information derived from criminal informants to solve crimes and build cases against suspected wrongdoers. But critics say the widespread use of "snitches" erodes the justice system.

Chronicling Life in Gay Washington

Thursday, Oct 29, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

A look behind the scenes at the nation's oldest gay newspaper: The Washington Blade.

NPR Ombudsman

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 at 1:06 p.m.

Happy, annoyed or just plain curious about National Public Radio's journalism and decision-making process? Get your questions answered by NPR Ombudsman, Alicia Shepard

Teenage Crime and Pop Culture

Monday, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with local author George Pelecanos and Vinny Schiraldi, head of D.C.'s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, about the intersection of pop-culture, crime and reform.

Columbus Day vs. "Indigenous People Day"

Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:29 p.m.

What's In a Name? Native American activists have successfully challenged some institutions to rebrand and replace old stereotypical names. We explore Native American issues and the evolution of pop-culture.

Blogging and Shilling?

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:06 p.m.

We find out about new Federal Trade Commission guidelines affecting bloggers and celebrity spokesmen.

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