Politics

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.

U.S. Assistance to Nigeria

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Seven weeks after militants kidnapped almost 300 girls in northern Nigeria, the Nigerian military says where they are. The U.S. is one of four countries providing military assistance, raising questions about Nigeria's human rights record. We get an update.

The Politics Hour - May 23, 2014

D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, joins Kojo in the studio.

Science Philanthropy

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In a trend that some fear is leading to a "privatization of science," wealthy philanthropists are pouring millions into everything from genetic research to space exploration. At the same time, government funding is declining. We explore the issue.

The Politics Hour - May 16, 2014

David Catania, a member of the D.C. Council and an independent candidate for mayor, joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

"Dream City" - Four Decades of Local D.C. History

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Two decades ago, journalists Tom Sherwood and Harry Jaffe set out to document the short and tumultuous history of local government in the District of Columbia. But today's D.C. is a different place from the one Sherwood and Jaffe wrote about in their 1994 book, "Dream City." They join Kojo in the studio chat about how the city's changed and what remains the same.

The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014

Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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