Nature

Into the Silence

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Hundreds of books have been written about British explorer George Mallory, who disappeared during an attempt to be the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1924. But behind this familiar tale are the riveting stories of the...

The Chesapeake from Above

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Photographer Cameron Davidson teams up with environmental reporter David Fahrenthold in a new book that documents in photos and essays both the beauty and the environmental challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay.

Outdoor Destinations for Fall

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Labor Day's upon us and that means stashing bathing suits and beach chairs and lacing up the hiking boots or biking shoes. We explore outdoor recreation destinations for Fall.

Gone Fishing

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Time to pull out your lures and cast your line - we're going fishing.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: Public Art

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk to resident architect Roger Lewis about how public art shapes the Washington area.

Hubble Turns 21

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.

The Hubble space telescope went into orbit in 1990, and more than twenty years later the telescope continues to send information and images back to scientists studying the universe.

Foraging: Finding Wild Foods

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 1:20 p.m.

Humans long ago stopped relying on foraging in favor of agriculture. But not everybody has given it up entirely. With Spring right around the corner, we look at the wild bounty available in our backyards and parks, and find out how to...

Do-It-Yourself Biology

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Analyze the DNA of your breakfast strawberries or the chemical traces left on the dollars in your wallet. How DIYers are trying to make science fun again for the average individual.

Invasive Species: Our Region's Newest Invaders

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

They're slimy, furry, and cost the U.S. economy more than $100 billion a year. Invasive species have been a costly nuisance to U.S. waterways and landscapes, and now new invaders are taking hold in the Mid-Atlantic. We find out how these...

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Underwater Archaeology

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.

Our region is so rich with history -- but parts of it are still completely unmapped, unexplored and brimming with artifacts. We're talking about the riverbeds. Using sonar and science, underwater archaeologists are mapping sunken...

Seafood After the Gulf Oil Spill

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

This week Louisiana reopened harvest areas to shrimpers, after regulators pronounced Gulf shrimp safe to eat. We examine the science and politics of testing seafood after the BP oil spill.

Summer's Buzzing, Flying & Creeping Visitors

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether you celebrate fireflies and butterflies, war with mosquitoes, or simply endure ants and ticks -- get a whole new view on the interesting insects in our neighborhood.

The Mighty (And Often Dangerous) Potomac

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

The Memorial Day drownings offer a poignant reminder: the Potomac is a serious river. Kojo explores where you can swim, kayak, sail and hike without getting into trouble--with the river or the law.

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