Politics

A Snapshot of DC Voters: The Kojo Nnamdi Show / Washington City Paper Poll

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With less than a week before election day, we explore a new poll of likely voters in DC.

TT: Rumors Online

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore rumors online, and why corrections don't spread nearly as widely as lies.

The Politics Hour - Oct. 24, 2014

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

A Transportation Plan For Our Region

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Long-range transit plans for our region aim to hold car traffic steady while expanding other modes of transportation, including using congestion pricing for cars downtown.

Addressing Sexual Assaults On Campus

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

American colleges and universities are under unprecedented pressure to address cases of sexual assault on campus. Student activists and assault survivors have lobbied to hold schools accountable from within. Kojo examines evolving approaches to combat sexual crimes on campus.

The Politics Hour - Oct. 17, 2014

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

Maryland Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo hosts Maryland's major lieutenant gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Ken Ulman and Republican Boyd Rutherford, for a debate in WAMU 88.5's studio

How Much Is Your School District Spending?

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A local education think tank has released a new interactive tool that shows per-pupil spending across our region.

A "Pay-To-Play" Culture In D.C. Government?

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C.'s City Council must approve contracts for government business worth $1 million or more. When WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden dug into campaign data he found contributions to Council members from firms vying for these lucrative contracts often coincided with votes approving or rejecting them. We explore the optics, reality and implications of this data.

In Home Stretch, Maryland's Race For Governor Tightens

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

Kojo chats with Andy Green, the opinion editor at The Baltimore Sun, about Maryland's race for governor.

Questions Swirl Around North Korea

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Questions about North Korea's leadership and their intentions always swirl, but have been amplified and multiplied of late. Leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, American detainees have been spotlighted, and North and South Korea exchanged fire days after delegations from the two nations met. We sort through the rumors and consider if what we know might signal major change on the horizon.

Supreme Court Update

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.

The Politics Hour - Oct. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Daniel Bongino, a Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, and Khalid Pitts, an independent seeking an at-large seat on the D.C Council.

D.C. Attorney General Candidate Forum

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

On Oct. 8, the five Democratic candidates vying to become the District of Columbia's first elected Attorney General meet for a debate hosted by American University's Washington College of Law (AUWCL) and WAMU’s 'The Kojo Nnamdi Show'.

El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

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