Politics

The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Rushern Baker, the executive of Prince George's County, Maryland.

Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In Virginia, same sex marriage is in legal limbo, and both sides are looking to the Supreme Court. We hear from a legal advocacy group seeking to uphold state's rights in defining marriage.

The Politics Hour - August 15, 2014

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Elissa Silverman, an Independent candidate seeking an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

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.

Femi Kuti

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

The McDonnell Trial Gets Personal

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife on corruption charges got underway in Richmond this week, with the defense team aiming to dispel conspiracy charges with details of a broken marriage.

The Politics Hour - July 25, 2014

Watch live video of Kojo and Tom Sherwood as they chat with D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania (I).

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with John Sopko, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Changing Dynamics in India's Complex Democracy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Former Washington Post India bureau chief Simon Denyer joins us to discuss his new book 'Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India's Unruly Democracy.'

Hashtag Diplomacy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

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.

Back to Reality for Brazil

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

With the World Cup over, Brazil faces a stagnant economy, poor infrastructure, and wide dissatisfaction with government policies. Kojo explores what's next for the United States' biggest South American trade partner.

The Politics Hour - July 18, 2014

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor of the District of Columbia.

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