Politics

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.

D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code. But until recently, most residents didn't have direct online access to the code itself.

Your Turn

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

It's your chance to set the agenda. From D.C's mayoral primary to data gathering by the National Security Agency, tell us what's on your mind.

Report: Income Inequality Widening In The District

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The District of Columbia has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any large city in the country, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. Kojo speaks with one of the study's authors and explores the implications of income inequality in the District, as well as policies being offered as potential course corrections.

Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

U.S. Attorney Pushes Forward In D.C. Shadow Campaign Probe

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A prominent D.C. businessman on Monday admitted to financing an illegal shadow campaign to support Vincent Gray in the city's 2010 mayoral election. We explore the specific accusations made by the prosecutors in the case, and their implications for D.C.'s political system.

D.C. Shadow Campaign Leader Charged In Federal Court

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The man at the center of D.C.'s 2010 shadow campaign scandal was formally charged this morning in federal court. We get the latest update from WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and Politics Hour Analyst Tom Sherwood.

The Politics Hour - March 7, 2014

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Delman Coates, a Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate in Maryland, and D.C. Council Member David Grosso (I-At Large) join the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

Local And National Marijuana Debate

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

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