Politics

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 Art of the Political Memoir

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Memoirs are a rite of passage for high-flying American politicians. They can serve as springboards for those seeking higher office - and bridge-burners for those riding off into the sunset. But while many political memoirs follow the same...

Democracy in a Volatile Region: Afghanistan Chooses a President

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Afghans go to the polls in a presidential run-off between two candidates who are both former members of outgoing President Hamid Karzai's cabinet. We explore what new leadership means for everyday life in Afghanistan and the region.

The Politics Hour - June 13, 2014

With just days to go before Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, Democratic candidate Doug Gansler joins the Politics Hour in the studio.

It's Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

Seismic Shifts in Virginia Politics

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

On Tuesday night, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) became the first House Majority Leader in modern history to lose a primary...

Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Fixing a VA in Crisis

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the fallout from the Veteran Affairs recordkeeping scandal, and finds out what fixes are realistic for this massive government bureaucracy.

African Immigrants, Local Politics

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.

This weekend, Maryland gubernatorial candidates will address African immigrant voters in Silver Spring. We explore how new Americans are mobilizing at a local level.

Ban the Box in D.C.

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week, the DC Council moved legislation forward that would help former prisoners get past the first hurdle in job hunting. We explore the issues around "Ban the Box" legislation.

The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Patient Choice and Privacy in the Digital Age

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The recent release of a massive trove of Medicare data is already being hailed by journalists and researchers. Along with several other transparency initiatives, the information could help patients better navigate their health care options.

India's New Prime Minister

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

In a historic election, Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India last week. The right-wing Hindu nationalist won in a landslide, ending more than half a century of political domination of the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty and the Congress party.

The Politics Hour - May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Jon Cardin, a Democratic candidate for attorney general in Maryland, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

"American Panic:" Who Scares Us and Why

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo joins author Mark Stein to explore the roots of American political panic, why it occurs, and how you can stay calm amid a politically fueled firestorm.

Futbol!: Soccer History and Politics in Latin America

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As Brazil prepares to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, we explore how the "beautiful game" arrived in South and Central America.

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