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Rock Creek Park

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."

"Blue-Eyed Boy" - A Journalist's Memoir

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Kojo talks with journalist Robert Timberg about his new memoir. In it, Timberg recounts injuries sustained in Vietnam his service and reveals how his reinvention as a journalist helped to heal the mental and physical wounds he suffered.

Slave Resistance and the American Revolution

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

Kojo and University of Houston historian Gerald Horne revisit the years leading up to the American Revolution to find out how slavery in North America and the British colonies influenced—and even motivated—the revolt.

'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

DC's Urban Legends

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Professional tour guide and author Robert Pohl debunks the truth behind some of the city's most persistent myths.

'The Great Glass Sea' by Josh Weil

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the futuristic Russian society created by novelist Josh Weil in his debut novel, "The Great Glass Sea."

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.

"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" has sold more than 30 million copies in 18 languages. Journalist Marja Mills, who gained unprecedented access to Lee and her family, joins us to shed some light on the life of one of America's literary icons.

Poet Lore Magazine

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

Poet Lore Magazine is celebrating 125 years in print from its base in Bethesda, Maryland. We talk to co-editor Jody Bolz about the history of the publication and the role of poetry in modern lives.

"The People's Republic of Amnesia" by Louisa Lim

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:37 p.m.

Though the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of deaths, many have already forgotten what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.

"The Stager" by Susan Coll

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

Local author Susan Coll talks with Kojo about her satirical take on relationships and real estate in her new novel 'The Stager.'

Kids & YA Summer Reading

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

School's out for summer, but reading - both assigned and for pleasure - continues for kids of all ages. We've got suggestions for babies, teens and everyone in between.

"The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street:" A Novel

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Lillian Dunkle arrives in America in 1913, a penniless child immigrant who goes on to build an empire of ice cream. In the book, "The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street," Lillian takes readers from Prohibition to the gourmet ice cream shops that upend the industry. Author Susan Jane Gilman joins us in studio to talk about her novel.

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