Politics

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

Remembering Those Lost In 2013 (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The list of those who passed away in 2013 includes giants from the worlds of politics and popular culture. The world also said goodbye this year to many people who may have been less noticeable, but whose subtle influences affected our everyday lives -- from the inventor of the computer mouse to a legendary "door man" at a prominent Washington music venue. We reflect on the stories of those lost in 2013.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We preview the political year 2014 with an all-star panel of guests.

What's Next For D.C. Budget Autonomy

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We discuss the status of the budget autonomy referendum that voters passed last April and consider what's ahead in the new year.

The Politics Hour - Dec. 20, 2013

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Council Member David Catania joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

Remembering Those Lost In 2013

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The list of those who passed away in 2013 includes giants from the worlds of politics and popular culture. The world also said goodbye this year to many people who may have been less noticeable, but whose subtle influences affected our everyday lives -- from the inventor of the computer mouse to a legendary "door man" at a prominent Washington music venue. We reflect on the stories of those lost in 2013.

The Politics Hour - Dec. 13, 2013

D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about his decision to run for reelection.

Afghan Views On Politics And Security

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Asia Foundation recently completed a survey of 9,000 Afghan citizens in 34 provinces across the country. We explore evolving Afghan attitudes towards politics and security.

Congress Avoids Another Fiscal Crisis

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Lawmakers this week reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the fall of 2015. U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) joins Kojo to explore what's at stake in the deal for both the Washington region and the entire country.

The International Disability Treaty

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act served as the model for an international treaty. But while 138 countries have ratified the treaty, the U.S. has not. Two State Department officials join us to discuss the leadership role they hope the United States can continue to play on the issue.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray To Run For Reelection

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore the ramifications of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray opting to run for reelection in 2014.

Virginia Attorney General Race: Heading For A Recount

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The 2013 contest for attorney general is the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history. Three weeks after the election, we get some insight into when we might know for certain who the next commonwealth attorney general will be.

Iran's Nuclear Deal

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Iran has signed a historic agreement that will slow its uranium enrichment program in exchange for a loosening of international sanctions. We examine the deal and its detractors.

The Politics Hour - Nov. 22, 2013

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A breakdown in mental health care services contributes to a tragedy for a prominent Virginia lawmaker. Construction bumps continue to plague the Silver Spring Transit Center. And D.C. planners put the brakes on revising building height limits. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

It's A Conspiracy: What Theories Tell Us About Society And Ourselves

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

From the Salem witch trials to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we consider the history and current state of conspiracies, and ask what the anxieties they reflect tell us about ourselves.

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