Politics

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.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) about a legislative response he's supporting in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling on contraception.

Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

The Politics Hour - July 11, 2014

Kojo and Tom chat with U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Honer (D-Md.) and Paul Zukerberg, one of D.C.'s candidates for attorney general.

Remembering Wayne Curry

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry died Wednesday after a bout with cancer. Curry grew up in Prince George's - and his tenure as the county's first black executive coincided with its rise as the most affluent majority...

A Topsy Turvy Summer in Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Virginia's lawmakers recently averted a government shutdown by approving a budget. But the politics of the Old Dominion don't appear to be returning to normalcy any time soon: the governor is moving forward to expand Medicaid on his own...

Nigerian-Americans Respond to Boko Haram Violence

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Nigerian government's inability to rescue hundreds of abducted school girls has prompted worldwide outrage. Kojo talks with a local Nigerian-American activist about the situation.

Breaking Down the Primary Vote in Maryland

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Early analysis of what primary elections mean for the future of the Old Line State.

The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Women in Conflict Zones

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

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