Politics

Fair Pay and the Workplace

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Although the Equal Pay Act has been on the books since 1963, court decisions over the years have weakened the law, and a culture of secrecy around salaries is still the norm in most workplaces. We explore the complex issues around pay equity.

Oligarchy in Washington?

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

What kind of government do we really have in Washington? A new study says economic elites and business interests have substantial impact on policy making, while other movements have limited influence.

D.C. Lawmakers Sue Mayor Over Budget Autonomy

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore a legal standoff between the D.C. Council and the city's mayor over the District's rights to budget its own tax dollars.

Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher joins Kojo to explore the Social Security Administration's decision to stop efforts to collect on old taxpayer debts to the government.

New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with Abigail Smith, D.C.'s deputy mayor for education, about proposals to redraw school boundaries in the District. Later, Maryland Sen. Brian Frosh (D) joins the crew in the studio.

Sine Die: Maryland Legislative Wrap-Up

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with WAMU 88.5 reporter Matt Bush about the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Silver Line Update

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

A series of embarrassing problems--including loudspeakers not up to code--have again delayed the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line. WAMU transportation reporter Martin Di Caro joins us for an update on when we can expect the opening of the rail line that will eventually connect Metro to Dulles Airport.

Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

The Politics Hour - April 4, 2014

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

Your Turn

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C.'s Democratic primary results are in. GM answers questions about a recall gone wrong on the Hill. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon tops 1 million. We'll talk about these and other stories making headlines and capturing your attention.

The Longevity Gap

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

While those in higher income brackets have seen dramatic increases in life expectancy in the past few decades, those on the lower end of the scale arent living longer, and some are even losing years. We explore the reasons behind the longevity gap.

Election Wrap-Up: Breaking Down D.C.'s Primaries

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District held a critical Democratic primary on Tuesday. Experts join Kojo to examine what the results mean for the future of the city.

Afghanistan After Karzai: A Washington-Kabul Town Hall

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as Hamid Karzai's presidency ends and international troops prepare to leave. We connect residents of Washington and Kabul to talk about what comes next.

State Of The Race: D.C.'s 2014 Primary

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Washington City Paper editor Mike Madden joins Kojo to discuss the results of a poll his newspaper commissioned along with The Kojo Nnamdi Show about the state of local politics in Washington, D.C.

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